Items available at the fundraiser auction will include a number of NFL football items.

By Rich Wicks | Times Vedette

A benefit event for Jaya Fever will be held on Saturday, Feb. 3 at the Adair Fire Hall, sponsored by Adair Fire and Rescue and Good Shepherd Lutheran Church of Adair. The doors will open at 4:30 p.m., at which time the silent auction begins and carry-outs will be available. The on-site meal begins at 5 p.m., followed by a live auction at 6:30 p.m., and the closing of the silent auction at 7:30 p.m. 

Fever was an ACGC High School senior in December 2022 when she was severely injured in a car accident on her way to school, suffering a traumatic brain injury (TBI). For the first six months following the accident, she resided in rehabilitation centers in Chicago and Omaha. Since then, she has undergone outpatient treatments and therapies in Des Moines and Omaha.

Jaya’s father, Pastor Kyle Fever, said, “There’s still a long road ahead of a lot of traveling and expensive treatments that aren’t covered always by insurance. There’s no clear end in sight yet. But she’s made great improvements, considering that we’re only a year out. The big goal for Jaya is that she still wants to go to college. She’s a great artist, and she originally wanted to be an art teacher. But now, after her experience, she thinks she wants to be a speech therapist. We’re so hopeful that she can live that life.”

The items available during the fundraiser auction will include many from the local community. A number of NFL football items are also expected including several autographed items from the Minnesota Vikings and four tickets to a Vikings game. Items from the San Francisco 49ers, the Green Bay Packers, the Kansas City Chiefs, the Chicago Bears, and the Detroit Lions will also be included from players such as Brock Purdy, George Kittle, Patrick Mahomes, Justin Jefferson, Kirk Cousins, T.J. Hockenson, T.J. Edwards, Jack Campbell and yet-to-be-determined players from the Packers. n