FULTON COUNTY — The Tippecanoe Vally Middle School student who was injured in Tuesday’s accident continues to recover.
Maverik Lowe, 11, was flown via Samaritan Helicopter to Parkview Hospital in Fort Wayne after the accident. He underwent several surgeries because of broken bones and internal injuries. But he continues to recover and stay strong in the aftermath of the accident.
A Facebook page, Maverik Lowe’s Updates, was created by close friends and family to keep the public up to date with his recovery. A recent post featured the shown photo, with the caption, “This is a picture of Maverik by his request. He wants everyone to know he thanks you all and is gonna stay strong.”
Another update says that Lowe’s ventilator has been removed and he is off of sedation. He is being fitted with a chest and back brace and hopes to start rehabilitation soon. While his family is asking for privacy from visitors, there are multiple ways that community members can show their support.
Donations are being accepted through multiple avenues. The GoFundMe page is available and has currently raised almost $47,000. Donations or cards can be dropped off at the Mentone Fire Department, 201 W. Main St. Lake City Bank is also accepting donations through deposits to “Mentone Fire Dept. Valley Strong Fund.”
Lowe’s family is also accepting donations in order to stay at a nearby hotel during his recovery. Due to his large support group, the whole family is unable to stay overnight in the hospital room.
A candlelight vigil will be held at 7 p.m. tonight, Friday, Nov. 2, at the Mentone Youth League, 107 W. Jefferson St. Community members are urged to gather in honor of 6-year-old twin boys Xzavier Ingle and Mason Ingle and their 9-year-old sister, Alivia Stahl, who lost their lives and to offer continued support for Lowe. Donations are being accepted at the event.