Saturday marked a break in the hysteria as families and community members enjoyed some pancakes and fellowship while supporting 8-year-old Haley Detman who survived a terrifying tractor accident on Feb. 2.
The American Legion Post 421 in Newville hosted the event and prepared the pancakes for “Breakfast with Haley,” a fundraiser where all proceeds went to Haley’s family to help with medical expenses. Haley was with her father, Jason Haycock, of Shippensburg on Feb. 2, when the tractor he pulled up near a stump shifted into gear. Haycock said he had Haley move out of the way, and jumped on to stop it. However, Haley tripped over a limb, and fell, hitting her head. The next thing he knew, he said he felt something against his leg. It was Haley. The tractor had rolled over her head and chest. Thankfully, the limb was angled in a way that kept the tractor from crushing her underneath. She was flown to Penn State Hershey Medical Center for treatment of a severe concussion, punctured and bruised lungs, broken ribs, a shoulder fracture, lacerated liver, left humerus fracture, bilateral scapula fractures and an occipital condyle fracture and fractured jaw.