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Fundraiser aims to help woman caught in house explosion

By Lauren Maschmedt, KTVM Anchor, lmaschmedt@ktvm.com
Published On: Nov 02 2012 06:02:21 PM MDT
Updated On: Nov 02 2012 06:17:28 PM MDT
Harrison woman still in critical condition after home explosion
BOZEMAN, Mont. -

This weekend, a fundraiser will raise money to help with the recovery of Laura Lee Sheehan- the woman nearly killed in a Harrison house explosion in early September.

Laura Lee Sheehan has undergone several surgeries at the Burn Center in Salt Lake City, after she suffered burns over 60 percent of her body; a cracked spine, back and pelvis and almost lost a leg in a gas explosion that destroyed her house.

Sheehan's friends tell us they organized a spaghetti feed and silent auction that's this Saturday in the upstairs of the Downtown Bozeman Eagles building.

A wide variety of items have been donated for auction, and a "Laura Lee Sweet Tooth Booth" will feature desserts for auction.

A guest speaker from Great Falls- who was in an accident similar to Laura's two years ago- will tell his story and talk about how friends and family can support Sheehan.

Organizers said participants can pay to make a video message that they'll send to Laura Lee.

The dinner is $10 for adults and $5 for kids, and goes from 6 to 8 pm.

Sheehan's friends said they're still looking for homemade baked goods for the Sweet Tooth Booth- desserts can be dropped off at the Eagles building between 1 and 5 pm.

All proceeds go directly to Laura's recovery.