In January of 2011 Shea was hit while walking across a street by an SUV driver leaving her disabled and unable to return to school after suffering a severe brain injury.
"We're really proud of the new site and would like to get the word out to the Los Gatos community," Pifer said in an email to Los Gatos Patch.
The website was launched by the Shea's Hope Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to getting Shea much needed therapy and helping others suffering from brain injury, according to Pifer.
A fundraiser, titled "One Love, One Heart," is planned at 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 2 at a private residence in Almaden Valley.
Shea was a 16-year-old sophomore at LGHS when she was struck by a car on Bascom Avenue and suffered a severe traumatic brain injury.
Today Shea can’t speak, swallow, stand, or walk. She requires round the clock care and on-going physical and occupational therapy, Pifer said.
“Shea needs more rehabilitative care than she’s getting,” says her mother Cari Shaw, a hair stylist at Krush salon in Los Gatos.
She’s also a dedicated
advocate for her daughter. “I try to remain positive but the truth is
it’s hard. I miss my daughter and I want her life to be the best it can be.”
The fundraiser will include a gourmet dinner, live music
performances, a raffle, and a silent/live auction
hosted by alumni NFL players.
All proceeds will benefit Shea Shaw's rehabilitation. To purchase tickets ($125 each) or make a donation, visit www.SheasHope.org.Details: Ellen Pifer, email@example.com