Jacob Tillman created an online fundraising campaign on IndieGogo dubbed “Still Kickin” to help raise the $65,000 needed to cover the cost of her surgery, and promises that for the duration of the campaign he will "continue to skate in my already thrashed pair of Nike high tops,”an image he sees as symbolic of Lydia’s journey.
“I didn't want this to be just a story of the tragedy that happened,”Jacob said.“Lydia was really,really torn up from this. Her injuries were so bad. I thought, Lydia's still kickin, she's been through a lot.She hung in there.”
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