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April 21, 2013

Fundraiser set for injured mom, daughter

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Lockport Union-Sun & Journal — “I have to see the surgeon next week. They may have to re-break my jaw and start over, but I may be able to get braces to see if that corrects it. The surgery in March took a lot out of me, but I’m trying to stay very positive throughout this whole thing,” Leanne said.

Although she‘s been through a lot physically, Leanne knows it could have been much worse, and her main focus is her daughter.

“Leah knows everything that happened. She’s a very smart little girl. She was in the house, and she knows that her daddy shot her mommy and then shot himself, and that he’s in Heaven. Basically, she’s doing extremely well, but there are days when she says she really misses her daddy and asks me if she will ever get to see him again,” Leanne said.

That’s why Leanne wants to set up a trust fund for Leah.

“If anything happens to me, I want to be sure that she will be all right,” Leanne said.

Leanne has been unable to return to work yet, but she’s trying to move forward and look to the future.

“I’m just happy to be here, and I’m taking it one day at a time. I’ve seen how this has affected my daughter and my whole family, and I’m staying strong for them. My biggest concern has been for my family,” Leanne said.

“My family and the community have just been wonderful. They’ve been here for us — I just can’t thank the community enough. It’s nice to see that there so many good people out there.”

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