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Fund-Raiser for Lakeside Student Still Needs Help

Online page, take-out dinner edging campaign closer to goal.

Family photo of Lakeside student Jason Tyler.
Family photo of Lakeside student Jason Tyler.
Earlier this week, Georgia Patches ran stories with links to fund-raising campaigns in the metro area on GoFundMe, a website which is a Patch partner.

Now is a good time to provide an update on a campaign in this neighborhood -- the effort to raise funds to buy home physical therapy equipment for Jason Tyler, a 16-year-old Lakeside High School student. Jason is fighting back from a stroke two years ago.

As of Wednesday evening, friends of Jason had raised $1,105 of the remaining $5,000 needed for the equipment on a GoFundMe page. Amy Caldwell wrote: "Wow! Over $1,000 raised! I am blown away by everyone's generosity! We also have over $1,000 in orders for spaghetti dinners. Still more to go but the momentum is on! Thanks everyone!"

The spaghetti dinner she mentions is take-out available Sunday, Dec. 8, from 5-7 p.m. at 1356 Altamont Drive, Decatur 30033 (Across the street from the Leafmore Pool.) You can order ahead through Thursday, Dec. 5.  Adult order: $10, Child order: $5. For more information and to place your order, visit here.

Friends of Jason have been working for some time to raise the $14,000 needed for the equipment, which will help him better juggle his time for school and physical therapy.

Do you know of a project in the neighborhood that deserves funding? Let us know in the comments, in a blog post, or head over to
GoFundMe.com to start one.

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