Fundraiser Helps Woman Hurt in Accident that Killed her Dog

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by WDJT Editor
by Sandra Torres

WAUKESHA -- Family, friends and even strangers came together to support Debbie Schultz, the woman who's service dog was killed when they were struck in a hit-and-run back in June.

"People that I don't even know are hereā€¦ and a lot of people care about what happened to my dog," said Mrs. Schultz.

Mrs. Schutlz and her dog "Lexi" were struck as they walked on North Barstow Street and West Broadway.

"They crushed my foot and my wrist is messed up... but the worst part about it is that my dog is gone. That's my biggest hurt. My leg will heal.. but I'll always miss my dog," said Mrs. Schultz.

The driver sped off, but Waukesha police later arrested him and cited him.

Lexi was helping Mrs. Schultz cope with Post-Traumatic stress from the loss of her husband, who was killed in a car crash four years ago.

"I was able to go everywhere with her and I never felt alone or afraid and I felt safe," said Mrs. Schultz, who is now trying to heal again.

The fundraiser held on Sunday at a restaurant in Downtown Waukesha will help Mrs. Shultz buy a new service dog and help her pay her medical expenses.

If you would like to make a donation to the "Lexi Legacy" fund, you can do so at any Waukesha State Bank.

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