UPDATE: Coffee stands raise $29,137 for Cassidy Almquist

Tri-City HeraldJuly 24, 2013 

— The three Dutch Bros. coffee stands in Kennewick raised $29,137 for a severely injured Kennewick teen, said owner Nate Frary Thursday.

“I can definitely say it’s been pretty unbelievable the response we’ve gotten,” Frary said.

Proceeds from the three stands Wednesday, including drinks sold at one 24-hour stand through early Thursday morning, are being donated to help with expenses of Cassidy Almquist, 17, who is at Harborview Medical Center in Seattle.

Cassidy fell 40 to 50 feet from a rope swing at an Eastern Oregon church camp on July 15. She broke several bones, including a leg, her pelvis and an elbow and has a crushed vertebra.

She has lost feeling in her legs. But her spinal cord was not severed, giving hope that she may regain use of her legs as she recovers, her father said.

Donations also can be made to the “DA Cassidy Almquist” fund at Sterling Bank, 138 Vista Way, Kennewick.

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