LESLIE COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18)– A Leslie County toddler has been in the hospital for almost a month after being diagnosed with the flu, then having what doctors say they believe was a stroke.
A Breathitt County couple heard about Kailyn Lowe’s story on Facebook and decided to use their gym to try and help the toddler.
Rachel and Dan Spicer have a young son and easily put themselves in Kailyn’s parents’ shoes.
“I can’t imagine, you know, being a parent and having your life completely upturned, and not being able to go to work, and not being able to take care of their other kids,” said Rachel.
Kailyn is showing signs of improvement every day, but she hasn’t been fully awake and she’ll have to be transferred to Cincinnati Children’s Hospital for more treatment.
“It got to me,” said Dan. “Because that night, we laid in bed and I looked at Kason, and I was just, ugh, like listen, let’s do something.”
The Spicers own Fitness Factory in Breathitt County, and although they’ve never met Kailyn or her family, they’re hosting a boot camp at their gym to raise money to help them.
“This eastern Kentucky, we’re a community. And even though they’re not in this town, they’re eastern Kentuckians and we look out for each other,” said Dan.
The boot camp will be held on April 6 at 11 a.m. and costs $15 a person. The boot camp is located at Fitness Factory at 1142 Main Street Jackson, Ky 41339.
You can donate to Kailyn’s family here or at P.O Box 253 Hyden, Ky 41749.