The community has raised over $14,000 for a Woodstock teacher who suffered serious injuries, including a brain bleed, in a vehicle crash in Woodstock on Monday.
Ann Lennox-Schuler, who works as a teacher at the Crystal Lake Montessori School in Woodstock, was involved in the crash around 1:20 p.m. Monday near Route 14 and Lake Shore Drive in Woodstock.
Alex Vucha, a spokesman for the Woodstock Fire/Rescue District, said crews received a report of a vehicle crash with entrapment.
Firefighters arrived and located two vehicles off the roadway in the westbound ditch, Vucha said.
The vehicles had sustained moderate to heavy damage. Both drivers were the sole occupants in their vehicles.
A LifeNet medical helicopter was called to the helipad at Northwestern Medicine Hospital in Woodstock.
An ambulance transported Lennox-Schuler to the helipad and the helicopter transported the woman to Advocate Condell Medical Center in Libertyville.
Lennox-Schuler suffered serious injuries, including several fractures in her spin, a fractured pelvis and a brain bleed, according to Nancy Bauerband.
A second person was transported by ambulance to Northwestern Medicine Hospital in Woodstock Hospital with minor injuries.
“She is in pain, but conscious. Even if everything goes well, we know there will be a long road to full recovery. She is grateful for your prayers and messages and for any help you can give her family at this time,” Bauerband said in a GoFundMe post.
In a Wednesday update, Bauerband said the surgeons determined Lennox-Schuler will not need surgery for her spine fractures.
“Wow, that is good news! At this point, the only surgery will be for her T12. Her brain bleed is being watched, but not considered dangerous,” Bauerband said.
“Ann is the kindest, most selfless, and giving person you will ever meet. She has touched the lives of so many people. Ann gives with her whole heart to those she cares about, or anyone she knows is in need,” Boshold said.