Caleb Doyle is still listed in serious condition at Harborview Medical Center in Seattle according to a spokesperson Monday afternoon. Doyle, who was life-flighted to Harborview last Wednesday after suffering third degree burns to the upper part of his body, is still in the Intensive Care Unit.
“Caleb’s holding steady and is still fighting,” Jerry Doyle, Caleb’s father, told the Herald Monday afternoon. “His progress is going along and a second surgery is scheduled on Tuesday (Feb. 19) for skin graphing. It’s a day-by-day deal for us now. It’s a long process, but he is showing some progress. He has pneumonia. It will be slow, but he’s doing OK. It’s going to be a long journey for everybody. He’s not out of the woods, but he’s on the right track.”
Jerry thanked the community for the amount of support it has displayed for Caleb.
“He’s had great community support,” Jerry said. “This community definitely has been a driving force and are pulling for him. We can’t express enough how much we appreciate the phenomenal support that has been shown.”
To help defray medical costs, there are a few fundraisers in the works for Doyle’s recovery. This Saturday between the hours of 10 a.m. and 2 p.m., The Caleb Doyle Fundraising Committee will conduct a “Cash for Caleb’ Fundraiser. Friends, schoolmates and many community members will be at various locations throughout the community and will collect cash to help the family with immediate financial needs while they continue to stay at Caleb’s side.
Donations can be made at Bud’s Lumber, Dennis Company, Chen’s Restaurant, 101 Chevron Quick Stop, Pioneer Select Grocery, Everybody’s Super Supermarket, Elixir Herbs & Tea, Jensen’s Furniture, Red & White, and on the corner of Highway 101 near Borden’s Auto Parts.
For additional information, updates and opportunities to assist check “The Caleb Doyle Fundraising Committee” Facebook Page or call Karla Webber at 942 8938 or Dee Roberts at 360-589-9451.
An account for Doyle has been established at all Security State Bank locations, including Raymond, South Bend, Grayland, Pe Ell, Chehalis and Centralia.
There is a Krispy Kreme fundraiser for Caleb's family for the cost of $10 per dozen, with $5 of each dozen to benefit Doyle’s family. To purchase donuts contact Erin VanBronckhorst at 360-208-4389.
Rachel Katyryniuk is establishing a Scentsy fundraiser to help out with finances. Shopping can be conducted by going through her direct or from her website at 42624.scentsy.us
Also in the works is a benefit dinner that will be held at the RHS or the Raymond Elks. A Mary K fundraiser is also in the works.
To get more information on fundraisers for Doyle, please go to the Get Well Caleb Doyle Facebook page.