Brunswick community rallies for injured student

(Medina) - A rally will be held tonight during Brunswick’s junior varsity and varsity home games against Walsh Jesuit for a 13 year old student who is recovering from a tragic fall. 

Two months ago, 13 year old Kelly Ventura was injured in an accidental tumble at home that that left him with broken bones in his jaw, torn carotid arteries, a fractured skull, and brain trauma. 

The Willetts Middle School 8th grader is being treated at MetroHealth Brooklyn Health Center and is expected to be briefly released to attend tonight's ceremony at 7pm. 

A 50-50 raffle will be held tonight to assist the Ventura Family. 

There have been several fundraisers to help Kelly. Willetts principal Brian Miller reports, "Kelly Strong" tee shirts have been sold with many of his students wearing them today. 

Miller tells Newsradio WTAM 1100, at a game with rival Strongsville on January 3rd, the Strongsville community donated about $700 to the family to help with medical expenses. 

Miller adds that Kelly is improving since his last visit on December 20. 

Kelly's release date is believed to be on January 31st. 

There is a GoFundMe online that has collected over $9,000. Donations can also be made to “KellyStrong” to Fifth Third Bank, 4023 Center Road, Brunswick, OH.

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