Layla Bush Benefit

By: Erin Neibur
By: Erin Neibur

For weeks after a terrorist opened fire in the Jewish Federation Center in Seattle where Layla Bush worked, she clung to life in a Seattle hospital.

Next week Bush is set to return to her Seattle home, but she still faces more obstacles.

Adana Ward, the event organizer, said, "The bullet remains in her spine and she is having trouble with her right leg. She has a long road of recovery ahead of her."

Bush faces months of physical therapy and mounting medical bills. Saturday, friends of the family and community members came together at Blood Bought Ministries in Callaway to raise money for Bush and her family.

Organizers spent weeks asking businesses to provide food for lunch or donate items for the event's auction.

"I think it was God's way of telling me to get off my rear end and do something, and since I knew the family, it seemed right."

Organizers are hoping to raise $2,000 for Layla. They received donations from Wal-Mart, Pofolks, Dominos and other community businesses.

Organizers say the event was so successful that they ran out of food early in the day. Layla's parents have missed work to be with their daughter in the hospital for the last month and a half.


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