Fundraiser set for Eatonville family injured in New Year's Day car wreck

Staff writerMarch 12, 2014 

Friends of an Eatonville family seriously injured in a New Year's Day car wreck have organized a fundraiser to help with medical expenses.

Sara and Doug Harris were hit head-on Jan. 1 while driving in Eatonville with their 7-year-old daughter McKenzie, 3-year-old son Wyatt and two young nieces.

Washington State Police troopers believe the other driver, 48-year-old Glenn Fitting of Eatonville, might have suffered a medical emergency behind the wheel.

McKenzie Harris has been quadriplegic since the crash and is undergoing therapy at Seattle Children's Hospital. Her brother had surgery for facial injuries and their parents were recovering in wheelchairs after the crash from broken bones, among other injuries.

The nieces involved in the crash suffered broken bones and other injuries, and were released from the hospital early on.

A spaghetti dinner and silent auction starting at 4 p.m. Saturday at Station House 726, 427 N. Meridian, in Puyallup will raise money to support the Harrises. Plates at the dinner will be $10.

The family of the nieces involved in the crash will be at the event to thank the first responders who helped the family, organizer Jennifer Gagnon said.

Personnel from five emergency agencies who responded will be honored at the event, she said.

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