Duluth East Alum’s GoFundMe Exceeds Expectations After Unexpected Injury
Former Duluth East standout hockey player Andrew Kerr was injured over the weekend in a swimming trampoline incident. Friends, family and members of the hockey community are doing everything they can to help out.
In just three days, Andrew's GoFundMe page has received over $70,000 in donations towards his medical expenses. It's also one of the site's top-trending pages nationwide currently.
According to the Duluth News Tribune, Kerr was swimming at Island Lake with friends and jumping on an inflatable trampoline. After he went underwater and failed to surface, witnesses dove in and found him. Kerr suffered from a broken neck and was airlifted to Essentia Duluth where doctors performed surgery. Since that time he’s been in Intensive Care in stable condition.
The family is raising money to help for medical bills, time off work, and any other expenses that come up. The goal is $100,000 and family is reaching that goal fast. Donations via the Go Fund Me page are still being accepted and it's great to see the community coming together to help a family in need.