A crowdfunding campaign has been set up for a 30-year-old mother of two young children who was struck by a dump truck last Wednesday (March 10) north of the village of Colborne.
Keira Sayeau was airlifted to a Toronto hospital with serious injuries after the accident, which happened on Wednesday afternoon when Sayeau and her children was crossing the intersection of Orchard Road and Percy Street south of Highway 401 at the traffic lights.
As Sayeau walked southbound across Orchard Road with her two sons, four-year-old Hudson and six-month-old Bennett, a northbound dump truck turning west onto Orchard Road struck Sayeau. Her children were taken to hospital as a precaution, where Bennett received treatment for minimal injuries.
Cassia Piper has organized a GoFundMe on behalf of Sayeau.
“While loved ones and insurance will be able to help during the time it takes to get Keira back on both feet, running after the kids, we thought we would reach out to our amazing community to help supplement the time it takes for the family to find a routine during this transition,” Piper writes on GoFundMe.
“While we await the bones to heal, we are looking to help Keira stay off her feet by organizing cleaning services, dog walking services and food delivery. Zac will have his hands full with the boys and it will be hard to keep Keira from helping.”
More than $4,000 has already been raised of the $5,000 goal.
“We would like to provide her with options so she can plan accordingly for the next several months,” Piper writes. “We hope by providing these alternatives, it will help Keira physically and mentally heal to know that her family is fed and the laundry is complete.”