Community’s donations raises funds for teen’s recovery expenses after car crash

The Yankee Clipper in Ankeny hosted a raffle auction designed to help a popular teen pay much-needed medical expenses. In May, 17-year-old Trinity Shannon was involved in a car accident on a bridge where she was impaled by a barrier. Trinity’s mother says all of her organs are badly damaged. She spent two weeks in the hospital. “I’ve gotten a lot better,” Trinity said on Sunday. “I used to have to use a rollator and I don’t need it anymore. I’m almost completely locked now.” Trinity stepped into the Yankee Clipper on Sunday afternoon and was hugged and greeted with congratulations by friends and family who were waiting for her. Half of the bar and grill were reserved for the fundraiser only. Bags of gifts were spread out on several tables and could be auctioned off by people from all over the community. A trip to a Florida beach and jewelry were also offered. REMAX Concepts in Ankeny presented Trinity and her family with a check for $ 1,000 to cover future medical expenses. “The accident just showed who really cares and who is really there for you,” said Trinity. “Even when you feel like nobody is around, there is a lot more than you think.”

The Yankee Clipper in Ankeny hosted a raffle auction designed to help a popular teen pay much-needed medical expenses.

In May, 17-year-old Trinity Shannon was involved in a car accident on a bridge where she was impaled by a barrier. Trinity’s mother says all of her organs are badly damaged. She spent two weeks in the hospital.

“I’ve gotten a lot better,” Trinity said on Sunday. “I used to have to use a rollator and I don’t need it anymore. I’m almost completely locked now.”

Trinity stepped into the Yankee Clipper on Sunday afternoon and was hugged and greeted with congratulations by friends and family who were waiting for her.

Half of the bar and grill were reserved for the fundraiser only. Bags of gifts were spread out on several tables and could be auctioned off by people from all over the community. A trip to a Florida beach and jewelry were also offered. REMAX Concepts in Ankeny presented Trinity and her family with a check for $ 1,000 to cover future medical expenses.

“The accident just showed who really cares and who is really there for you,” said Trinity. “Even when you feel like nobody is around, there is a lot more than you think.”