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Fundraiser planned for teens recovering from ATV accident

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Grant Zilliak, left, Isaac Sollman, right. Grant Zilliak, left, Isaac Sollman, right.
GIBSON CO., IN (WFIE) -

Days after two injured teens return home from the hospital, the Gibson County community is rallying to help them recover. 

16-year-old Isaac Sollman and 17-year-old Grant Zilliak were in the hospital for quite awhile after they collided head on while riding their four wheelers. 

Both are out of the hospital and at home recovering, but now their families are dealing with pricey medical bills.

Some local business owners, like the crew at the Dream Café in Haubstadt, are already planning a fundraiser for the boys' families.

Saturday, April 5th, the café plans to have a pancake breakfast and Chinese auction. All of the money raised will be split in half evenly and then given to Sollman and Zilliak's families. 

While the organizers say they don't know the boys directly, they say whenever there's a tragedy, they want to do what they can to help. 

"Everybody just reacts so kindly, so generous, I mean so caring. It's great," says Jessica Meny, Dream Cafe's co-owner.

"I think as being part of the community, when something tragic happens, everybody kind of feels helpless. We thought this would be a good idea to feel like we're doing something good for the boys and their families," says fundraiser organizer, Stacey Williams.

The fundraiser is at TheDream Café on Saturday April 5th from 6:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. The breakfast includes pancakes, sausage and a drink. Kids breakfast is $3 and breakfast for adults is $6.

There will be a Chinese auction at the fundraiser, andanother local business owner is bringing an inflatable bounce toy for thekids. Tickets for the Chinese auction are three for $1 or 20 for$5.  

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