Fund-raiser features tool chest raffle prize

April 10, 2013

in Local

By Kyle Siegel
Staff writer

Employees at First Impressions, located at 1400 S. Limit in the State Fair Shopping Center, are currently selling tickets for a chance to win a two toolboxes to raise money to benefit former Sedalia resident Chris L. Woolery.

Woolery was in a serious one-car accident on Christmas day this past December. Woolery received extensive injuries which included a skull fracture, traumatic brain injuries and a broken arm.

The accident took place on a dangerous stretch of road in Tucson, Arizona, where Woolery is stationed at the Davis-Monthan Air Force Base.

While Woolery, an Senior Airman E4, has medical insurance through the military, it isn’t enough to cover other costs associated with the accident.

“Chris’s goal is to return back to his job with the Air Force,” said his mother Michele Woolery.

Christopher and Michele Woolery are the parents of Chris and they still live in the Sedalia area. Michele is employed at First Impressions.

Chris is a 2007 graduate from Smith-Cotton High School.

After the accident Chris and his family were told that his recovery time would be about two-and-a-half years, but after four months he has beat all expectations and is now well on his way to recovery.

The drawing for the toolboxes will be held at noon on Tuesday, April 30 at First Impressions. The first name drawn will receive the larger, upright tool box, donated from Waterloo Industries.

The second name drawn will receive the smaller of the two tool boxes.

Tickets are one dollar a piece and 12 can be purchased for $10. Currently First Impressions has raised over $400 for Chris L. Woolery’s expenses.

If anyone has any questions or would like to purchase tickets, they may go by First Impressions or they can call at (660) 827-4502, or they can contact any local Lions Club member.

“We are thankful for all of the thoughts and prayers,” Michele said.

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