Benefit held for Illinois woman found burned in backyard | Events
AKIN, IL (KFVS) - A community is reaching out for a woman who was burned in August with a flammable liquid.
A benefit for Tesa Leech-Akin was held Saturday at 3 p.m. at the Akin Grade School.
According to Tesa's mother, Tesa's skin graphs are complete and she is doing better and coming out of the coma. Tesa's mom also says the doctors say that she is very tough and most wouldn't survive given her scenario ... she's a miracle.
In August, Christopher Rollins allegedly doused Leech with a flammable liquid causing burns over most of her body.
Leech-Akin was in a St. Louis being treated for her injuries.
AGS teacher Robin Frailey helped set up this benefit.
"I put on Facebook this event and hours later there were a lot of people from the community wanted to attend, help, and donate already," Frailey said. "Tessa and her three siblings went to school here. Her mother, Valerie Mason, was president of our PTO. They are a part of our community and school and this is a way to help out."
The benefit included a spaghetti supper, a silent auction, and more. All proceeds from the benefit will go toward medical expenses and other expenses related to Leech-Akin’s care.
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