Community fundraising continues for Lindsey family
Templeton Eagles’ player continues to recover in San Jose
–Friends of Isaac Lindsey continue to raise funds and send messages of love and hope for Lindsey’s family. Lindsey sustained what is believed to be a traumatic brain injury during the fourth quarter of the Templeton High vs. San Luis Obispo High School football game on Friday, Sept. 18. He was in a medically-induced coma at Sierra Vista Regional Medical Center in SLO, his parents, Michael and Jenny Lindsey, said, but has since been moved to Santa Clara Valley Medical Center in San Jose.
In the last month, Team Isaac, a group of friends, have raised more than $100,000 on GoFundMe and more with other fundraisers that have been held since that night.
“Thank you again to the hundreds of people who have started fundraisers and participated in bringing the community together and for the outpouring of love,” Lindsey’s parents said in a statement released in September. “We do appreciate everyone’s understanding in respecting our family’s privacy at this critical time in Isaac’s journey.”
Lindsey’s head injury is not all that uncommon in high school football. According to Headcase Company, 47-percent of all sports concussions occur during high school football.
The next fundraiser will be held on Saturday, Nov. 21 from 4 to 9 p.m. at Home Sweet Home Cottage & Ranch, 282 Templeton Cemetery Road in Templeton. The $25 entry to the benefit auction includes live and silent auctions, live music by Soundhouse, food and drinks. Wine and beer will be available for purchase. Tickets for children 6 to 13 are $10; free for children 5 and under. For more information email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Other ways to show support:
- Team Isaac buttons are available at Templeton Market or call (805) 369-3226 to purchase directly.
- Donations accepted for Team Isaac at any Heritage Oaks Bank.
- Make a donation at the Go Fund Me Isaac Lindsay #32 site, www.gofundme.com/4h4j3ej5.
- Team Isaac hats are available at Templeton Recreation Center, 599 S. Main St. in Templeton.
Write to Lindsey:
Santa Clara Valley Medical Center
Attn: Loren “Isaac” Lindsey
2nd Rehab Room 2E017
751 S. Bascom Ave.
San Jose, CA 95128