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  • Fundraising website set up for JEM grad injured in Afghanistan

    Kelly Hunt Fundraiser Image

    A fundraising page has been set up for Kelly Hunt, the JEM graduate injured in Afghanistan.

    The page titled "Climbing for Kelly" on YouCaring.com has met its fundraising goal, but dontations are still being accepted. The page has been set up by Kelly's friends who write this:

    "Our friend, Kelly Hunt, is a Public Diplomacy Officer with the U.S. State Department.  She's a great friend.  She's been in Afghanistan promoting human rights and was excited to be there.  On April 6, 2013, she was injured in a suicide bombing in Afghanistan and is currently in hospital in Germany in critical condition.

  • Kelly Hunt, 2008 JEM grad, injured in Afghanistan

    2008 JEM Graduate Kelly Hunt, Photo retrieved from Hunt's Facebook ProfileKelly Hunt, a 2008 JEM graduate, was injured Saturday, April 6th in Afghanistan. According to her LinkedIn profile, she is a Public Diplomacy Officer with the U.S. Department of State.

    Tue, 04/08/2013 - 3:12pm:

    Kelly Hunt worked at the Knoxville News Sentinel from 2007 - 2009. The Sentinel posted this report earlier today.

    Sun, 04/07/2013 - 8:54pm:

    A post by Hunt's mother on Hunt's Facebook page says, "Kelly was seriously hurt in the latest suicide bombing in Afghanistan.

    http://www.cnn.com/2013/04/06/world/afghanistan-violence/index.html

    She had suffered a complex skull fracture and was being monitored for bleeding and pressure. Latest update within the hour has Kelly doing great. Inter-cranial pressure is low and she is responding to stimuli. She's not out of the woods yet, so please continue to keep her in your prayers."

    A later post from Hunt's mom says, "Dinah Hunt Latest update: she was in surgery today to remove fragmentation from the back, legs, hand, etc. She'll be on her way to Germany soon."

    Updates will be provided as information becomes available.

    Photograph retrieved from Hunt's Facebook profile.

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