Thomas Richards Charity was in collaboration with Noodles & Co. in Troy off Rochester Road on October 21, 2013 for a fundraiser to support Lisa and her medical expenses and therapy from a terrible accident. 25% of all proceeds went directly to Lisa and her family. Please continue to read as Lisa’s story is shared.
Lisa Head is a wonderful teacher; she is a friend and colleague to many, and serves as an inspiration to anyone who has the honor of knowing her and of working with her. Lisa has been a teacher for the Avondale School District for seventeen years throughout which she has changed the lives of hundreds of children.
However, on June 15th, 2013…disaster struck. Lisa was involved in a bicycle accident and suffered serious injuries. Thanks to the help of an anonymous Good Samaritan, who happened to be passing by at that very moment, Lisa is alive today. Her family and friends will be forever grateful to this person.
Lisa’s journey over the past few months has not been an easy one. She was in a coma for three weeks and she continues to receive physical and occupational therapy as she recuperates. Through hard work and perseverance, Lisa has made progress and she is determined to return to work at Woodland as soon as she can. Her family has received an outpouring of love and community support throughout this ordeal and Lisa is grateful for the support that this fundraiser will provide as she continues on the road to recovery.
Post fundraiser, Lisa was soon able to return to teaching at Woodland and doing what she loves. The fundraiser at Noodles & Co. was a success and a lot of friends, family, and colleagues came to show their support of Lisa. The support was amazing, their was a line out the door and around the corner. The manager who made this an amazing experience and event Jeff Farley told us this was the biggest and most successful fundraiser they had ever held. The whole team at Noodles worked their butt’s off to get everyones food out on time.
A special thanks to go out to Kelly Coon Waters who made all this happen. Thank you to all those who continue to support Lisa; thank you for helping us help her.