Over the weekend the home of 2 of our former students burned. Tyler Havens was a Kindergarten in Ms. Peter’s class and Aleena Havens was a 2nd grader in Mrs. Pliler’s class last school year. These students attended East Elementary the first 2 months of school this year. Alexia attended our early childhood classes with Mrs. Wade. You may have seen this story on the news. Tyler made it out of the house unharmed but Alexia and Aleena were burned very badly. Both girls have been transported to a hospital in Cincinnati, Ohio that specializes in burn treatment. Alexia has been upgraded to stable. Aleena is still not doing very well, but is now a little responsive. The Shriner’s are providing monetary support for both girls medical bills and parents expenses while they are recovering from this tragic event.
What does the family need? PRAYERS more than anything right now. Below is information regarding funds that have been set up for the girls. If you would like to donate to the Commerce Bank, the funds will go directly to the girls and their recovery. Until the girls are able to do therapy and/or be out of their beds there is not much we can give them other than our thoughts and prayers. When they are closer to recovery we will find out their needs and let you know. The mother has requested cards, pictures, etc. so that when the girls are able to respond they will see a room full of color and happiness. The teachers at North are sending books for the mom to read to the girls and have assisted Tyler with clothes and toys.
Please keep these girls in your thoughts and prayers. Mom has been very strong and vigilant to stay with the girls every moment she can. Feel free to call our school office if you would like more information and we will keep you posted on their recovery. The money raised from our next “Helping Hats” day will go to the Commerce bank account in order to help the girls and Tyler.
Sarah Thompson c/o: Aleena & Alexia Havens
3229 Burnet Ave
Cincinnati, OH 45229-3095
phone (513) 872-6000
The account is setup at Commerce Bank in Willard.
It’s under Willard Church of Christ
c/o Havens Girls Fund
203 W. Jackson Willard, MO 65781
Make payable to: Willard Church of Christ and mark for Havens Girls The bank knows that donations will be put into this account