Portland, December 14th, 2013.  A Portland teen seriously injured while away at college continues to make strides. A spaghetti dinner November 27th at Central Catholic High School drew over 400 people who wanted to support alumnus, Jake Ellis. Lucie Keeton, Bailey Cook, Breydon Ford, Stella Kalomiris, and Jennie Menendez joined the crew in their signature tee-shirts.

Ellis Family together on Thanksgiving 2013

The Ellis Family together on Thanksgiving 2013

Jake, who is a freshman at Marymount College in Los Angeles was on his way to golf practice last October when the car he was riding in was in an accident. Now he’s taking his first steps toward recovery in physical therapy.

McCall Phillips, Bella Marconi, Shannon Kehoe

McCall Phillips, Bella Marconi, and Shannon Kehoe at the fundraiser.

Central Catholic parents Reid Mueller and his wife Lisa Crupi with Central Catholic parents Nancy and Gary McMann

Central Catholic parents Reid Mueller and his wife Lisa Crupi with Central Catholic parents Nancy and Gary McMann 

Central Catholic parent, Allison Kehoe with Josie Peterson and Karen Peterson

Central Catholic parent, Allison Kehoe with Josie Peterson and Karen Peterson.

Wendy Cook with Central Catholic parent and event organizer, Gina Hill

Wendy Cook with Central Catholic parent and event organizer, Gina Hill.

Monsignor Tim Murphy and Riley Ellis (Jake's older sister) thank the crowd of around 450

Monsignor Tim Murphy and Riley Ellis (Jake’s older sister) thank the crowd of around 450 people.

All the money raised at the dinner and tee-shirt sales will help cover travel expenses for Jake Ellis’ parents so they can be by his side. You can make a donation at Fightonjake.com.

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