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ACCS students show support for injured teen

Jay Sowers / The Natchez Democrat — Meg Freeman, left, and Adams County Christian School student Hailey Wroten work together to fold T-shirts that Freeman had made to raise money for Blair Lee, an ACCS student who was severely injured in a car crash in early March.
Jay Sowers / The Natchez Democrat — Meg Freeman, left, and Adams County Christian School student Hailey Wroten work together to fold T-shirts that Freeman had made to raise money for Blair Lee, an ACCS student who was severely injured in a car crash in early March.

NATCHEZ — “We love you and we miss you.”

That’s the message Adams County Christian School 10th grader Lane Gordon said he and his classmates would send to their schoolmate, Blair Lee, if they had an opportunity to speak with her today.

Lee, 17, was hospitalized last month after she was seriously injured in a late night automobile accident, receiving serious head and pelvic injuries.

JAY SOWERS / THE NATCHEZ DEMOCRAT — Along with printing t-shirts, Meg Freeman had 600 wristbands made to raise money for Blair Lee, an ACCS student who was severely injured in a car crash in early March.
JAY SOWERS / THE NATCHEZ DEMOCRAT — Along with printing t-shirts, Meg Freeman had 600 wristbands made to raise money for Blair Lee, an ACCS student who was severely injured in a car crash in early March.

Gordon saw the accident happen and called 911, and his mother, Meg Freeman, said after the accident she wanted to help the family and the teens who knew Lee, many of whom were shaken by the news.

“It really inspired me to do something not only for the family but for my child and the whole 10th-grade class as well,” Freeman said.

Now, Freeman, Gordon and many of the members of ACCS’s 10th grade will be selling wristbands that read “ACCS loves Blair Lee” at the school’s spring fling this weekend.

The proceeds from the $5 wristbands will be given to Lee’s family, Freeman said.

The class will also have a poster board available, and for $2 those who want to write a message to Lee will be able to do so. Freeman said the board will be given to Lee after the event.

And though they’re not for sale, the 10th grade will be wearing T-shirts that read, “We Love You, Blair Lee.”

Freeman said the family updated her on Lee’s condition Thursday.

Lee is now working with physical and occupational therapists every day, and is able speak some, though not usually in sentences. She recognizes family members and is able to sit up on the edge of the hospital bed and in a chair.

When she is cleared to do so, Lee will go to Baton Rouge or Jackson for physical therapy, which will last six to seven hours a day, Freeman said.

“The biggest thing to remember is that God works miracles, so keep praying,” Freeman said.