Riverton continues to rally around Harlee Speyer; Benefit dinner set for July 18

(Riverton, Wyo.) – A benefit dinner for Harlee Speyer, the 17-year-old Riverton girl who was severely injured and partially paralyzed in a single-vehicle rollover a week and a half ago on Burma Road, has been organized by a group of the girl’s friends. The #Hope4Harlee Benefit Spaghetti Dinner is set for 4:30-9 p.m. on July 18 at St. Margaret’s gym in Riverton.

The hope for the dinner is to raise money to help the Speyer family cover medical costs. The dinner is $10 a plate, $5 for children under 5. In addition to the food, there will be a silent auction open bar and music. To make reservations, text @Hope4Harlee7-18 to 23559.

An online fundraising page has been set up at youcaring.com, and as of 1:30 p.m. on July 9, $7,150 has been raised.

A family friend reported at noon today that Harlee has regained limited use of her hands and arms.

A Hope4Harlee page has been set up on Facebook, and the family is posting regular updates. This morning the family said Harlee was being moved from the Children’s Hospital in Aurora, Colo., to Craig Rehabilitation Hospital, which specializes in spinal cord and brain injuries.

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