Fundraisers for the family of Kelsey Stoneton
AUGUSTA (WGME) -- She was the girl who was friends with everyone and the sudden death of 17 year old Kelsey Stoneton is still shocking to many in central Maine.
Hundreds of people lined up at Augusta's Red Barn Thursday night, not just for food but to Honor Kelsey's memory and support her family. 50% of sales from the night are going to Kelsey's family. This staff at the Red Barn restaurant and really the entire community have rallied behind the Stoneton family as they try and cope with this sudden and terrible loss.
Kelsey Stoneton was just 17 when she died suddenly of a pulmonary embolism Saturday morning. That's a blockage of arteries in her lungs.
Kelsey was one of the top five students in her class at Winthrop High School and captain of the field hockey team. Those at the Red Barn say they wanted to help the family in any way they could. According to Red Barn's facebook page, a total of $12,000 was raised in Kelsey's memory in only four hours.