School Rallies Around Daggs Family

Whenever a person or a family is in need, students rally to help them. That is the way it has been at EPHS, and that is the way the school and community have continued to be in light of the tragedy that struck the Daggs family earlier this year.

Last summer, sophomore Adam Daggs was hit by a car while he was riding his bike. From the accident he suffered a severe spinal injury that left him with no use of his arms and legs and only limited communication functions. Families and organizations like DECA and the newly founded Adam Daggs Foundation have been supporting the Daggs family through fundraising efforts and emotional support.

“When I heard what happened, I wanted to get involved,” said sophomore Emilee Jacobson. Jacobson and her mother Rikki have been supporting the Daggs family by selling “pray for Daggs” T-shirts and collecting donations. All of their sales and donations go to the Adam Daggs Foundation, which is currently raising money to do renovation on the Daggs’ home to make life more convenient for Adam to live in. “He was one of those kids that made your day when you saw him at school,” said Jacobson.

The Jacobsons have been in close contact with DECA, who have also been helping out the fundraising effort. They are responsible for organizing the “Flags for Daggs” event, a powder puff football game that took place on September 27. “We were really happy to see how many girls signed up and showed their support,” said Yasmin Rajaeian, Vice President of DECA. Over 270 girls participated in the event, and it earned over $17,500 for the Daggs family.

“I think we all agree that we just don’t want him to be forgotten about,” said Rikki Jacobson. Although he is making progress, Adam’s injury will likely affect him for the rest of his life. People wishing to help can show their support by purchasing a Daggs T-shirt, which is available in the school store in the Old Commons and donations can be made to the Adam Daggs Foundation at the Associated Bank at 566 Prairie Center Drive.