- Associated Press - Monday, April 20, 2015

HARVEY, La. (AP) - Over a thousand people attended a fundraiser for a Jefferson Parish deputy who was paralyzed after a car accident last year.

WVUE-TV (https://bit.ly/1F5Ck38 ) reports 25-year-old Jaron Fountain was paralyzed last June while on duty. He was responding to a burglary when he lost control of his squad car and hit a tree. Fountain now uses a wheelchair and is on oxygen.

The Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office hosted the fundraiser Sunday at a squad building in Harvey, Louisiana. The event featured live music, food and drinks and games for kids. Fountain was able to attend and received a check from the Help for Heroes organization.

All of the proceeds from the event will go to offset Fountain’s daily medical costs and to buying him a wheelchair-accessible van.

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Information from: WVUE-TV, https://fox8live.com

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