Zumbathon Fundraiser for Car Crash Victims

By: Jessica Geraci Email
By: Jessica Geraci Email

ROCKTON (WIFR) -- A Rockton 8th grader and his dad are still on the mend a month after getting hit head on by another car while driving home from the Illinois State Science Olympiad competition. To help with the family's medical bills, one Hononegah senior put together an adrenaline filled fundraiser on Friday night.

Zumba is out of the question for Rob and Mark Limke while they recover from a head on crash that happened in April, but dozens of others made up for that by moving their feet at a marathon Zumba session that doubled as a fundraiser for the Limke family.

“It’s unbelievable that they are alive. So it’s a celebration that they are alive, it’s a celebration of how much they've done for the community," says Hannah Lewandowksi.

Lewandowski is a senior at Hononegah High School and came up with the idea for a Zumbathon to help the Limkes. She and a group of teens planned the event over the last month.

"I knew I had to do something. God put it on my heart and I made it happen," says Lewandowksi.

Rob and Mark both broke bones in their legs, feet and arms after a driver going the wrong way slammed into them on I-39 as they drove back from Normal, IL. Police say that driver died as a result of the crash.

"We’ve both been getting better, we’re ahead of schedule and I appreciate those thoughts and prayers coming our way," says Rob Limke.

"She's done an unbelievable job of putting this together for us and taking care of us," says Amy Limke.

The family says the recovery process will take months but knowing they've got this support has lightened their load.

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