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Fool’s Day Fundraiser To Aid Family After Life-Changing Medical Event

Posted On March 31, 2017

By Travis Thayer

Jayden Saylor. Photo via www.GoFundMe.com.

(Lawrenceburg, Ind.) – A Lawrenceburg family is asking community members for support following a life-changing medical event.

On November 30, 2016, Jayden Saylor woke up just days before his fifth birthday with a cough, but within an hour he had stopped breathing.

Jayden’s grandmother, Julie, who is a paramedic for the City of Lawrenceburg tried to revive him using CPR before he was flown to Cincinnati Children’s Medical Center.

After two week, Jayden was still in the hospital, unresponsive, and doctors didn’t have an answer. Jayden was eventually diagnosed with the coronavirus and has encephalitis and lesions on his brain.

Now, Jayden’s family is set to welcome him home from the hospital with a Fool’s Day Fundraiser and Craft Fair on Saturday, April 1 at Agner Hall in the Lawrenceburg Fairgrounds.

The event will run from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and will feature silent auction items such as, crafts, western purses, jewelry, sunglasses, gourmet popcorn and more.

All proceeds will go towards much needed gas money for trips to treatment, as well as for special home equipment and other expenses not covered by insurance.

Monetary donations will also be accepted.

Jayden’s family has also set up a GoFundMe page to help with hospital expenses.

To learn more about Jayden’s story, visit Facebook and search Jayden’s Journey.