Dixon High teens raise funds for paralyzed classmate

A Dixon teen paralyzed after a trampoline accident is getting huge support from his community. (Dec. 1, 2016)

A Dixon teen paralyzed after a trampoline accident is getting huge support from the community. Thursday night a group of Dixon High School students held a bake sale at the city’s annual Christmas tree lighting.

"We made brownies, we made a bunch of brownies,” said student Lexy Uribe.

Fourteen boxes of brownies later and dozens of cookies, students have been working hard to raise money for a classmate in need.

"I can't believe they are doing that for me, and some of them don't even know me,” said Ivan Contreras.

A Dixon High sophomore, Contreras became paralyzed after a trampoline accident in his backyard over Labor Day weekend.

"All of a sudden I just couldn't feel anything, it happened so quickly,” Contreras said.

Under the supervision of teacher Eleanor Pracht-Smith, the students baked the goodies all on their own free time.

"I'm just proud of these students, they're really helping,” Pracht-Smith said. “They're making their little world of Dixon a better place, and I'm really proud to be a part of it."

The goal is to help the Contreras family buy a van that can accommodate Ivan’s motorized wheelchair.

"I wasn't just going to donate money, I wanted to do something great,” Uribe said.

Touched, the 16-year-old is grateful for all the support.

"I'm thankful for all the help, and without you guys it wouldn't be possible to get a van,” said Contreras.

Donations can also be made at First Northern Bank, c/o Ivan Contreras Rehab Fund, 195 North First Street in Dixon.

Routing number: 121105156 

Account number: 01410222

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