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Community throws support behind Kewaunee family

A Green Bay family with Kewaunee County ties injured south of Kewaunee last Friday night is getting some vital support in their time of need. The incident occurred when Matt Wensel drove his car into a tractor on State Highway 42 near its intersection with County J. The accident sent Wensel and his two young sons to the hospital. Wensel and one of his sons, Brantley, were discharged from the hospital on Saturday. Wensel’s second son, Jay, was airlifted to a children’s hospital in Milwaukee, where he remains in the pediatric intensive care unit. GoFundMe organizer Brittany Bennett has known Jay and Brantley’s mother, Brittany Schleis, for over 20 years and sprang into action when she heard who was involved in the crash. She says the family, friends, and neighbors hope “Jay Bird” makes it through okay.

You can click on this link to donate to the GoFundMe page set up by Bennett. You can also drop off books, pictures, and cards to Hippielicious, which is owned by a member of Jay’s family in downtown Kewaunee. This is not the first cause Bennett helped start. She assisted in creating Misty Claflin Charities, named in honor of her friend after she passed away last November. They raised $6,000 to help support Claflin’s children after she passed. 

 

No additional information has been released since Monday's release from the Kewaunee County Sheriff's Department

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