UPDATE: McDonald's fundraiser to help Hurricane HS student who collapsed at school

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UPDATE 11/20/15 @ 10:45 p.m.
PUTNAM COUNTY, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- A fundraiser will take place Tuesday, Nov. 24, at McDonald's restaurants of Hurricane and Teays Valley to help with the expenses of a Hurricane High School student who collapsed last week in the school gym.

The fundraiser goes from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday. Twenty percent of proceeds during that time will go to Andrew Parks' family to help with his medical expenses, according to information from McDonald's.

Andrew is at a hospital in Cincinnati. Last Thursday, he was taken off a ventilator and was breathing on his own.

Several other fundraisers have taken place throughout the county. In addition, a GoFundMe page has been set up. You can find it by searching for “Andrew Parks Medical Fund.”



ORIGINAL STORY 11/20/15 @ 2:59 p.m.
PUTNAM COUNTY, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- Putnam County was a sea of red Friday as the community came together to support a student from Hurricane High School who collapsed in the gym earlier this week.

The county urged students and staff at all the schools to wear red in support of Andrew Parks. He's the freshman who went into cardiac arrest on Monday.

The school’s athletic trainer, Brian Sigman, ran and performed CPR until paramedics arrived.

Andrew's mom is a teacher at Mountainview Elementary School. On Friday, students and teachers not only wore red, but held a fundraiser to help the family with medical costs.

Students brought money to school and raised $939. The school's PTO is donating another $500 to help the family.

Students also got to sign a large banner they plan to send to the hospital where Andrew is still being treated.

Andrew is at a hospital in Cincinnati. On Thursday, he was taken off a ventilator and was breathing on his own.

Several other fundraisers were held throughout the county, including one at Winfield High School on Thursday.

Also, a GoFundMe page has been set up. You can find it by searching for “Andrew Parks Medical Fund.”

On Tuesday, November 24, both the Hurricane and Teays Valley locations, McDonald's will donate 20 percent of all sales from 11 a.m. 2 p.m. to the Andrew Parks' family.


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