Fund established to help son of BLET member

BLET Division 27 in St. Cloud, Minn., has established a fund to help with the medical care of Russell Lala, son of member Roseanne Lala.

Russell, 10, was mauled by both a lion and a tiger in June and is now a quadriplegic, requiring both a ventilator and a feeding tube for the rest of his life.

Russell, 10, was attacked while visiting an auto body shop whose owner kept 11 large cats and a bear on the property. When the owner opened the cage, a tiger pushed its way out and attacked the boy. When the owner pulled the tiger off, a lion moved in and bit Russell.

Roseanne Lala has been a member of the BLET since 2002. The Amtrak General Committee of Adjustment has arranged for Sister Lala to receive time off to care for her son.

If you would like to make a donation for Russell Lala's care, please send checks made out to the Russell Lala Fund to:

Donations may also be made at any Wells Fargo Bank location.



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