By AMANDA VINCENT
Les Huntley, the front-suspension mechanic on the No. 4 Stewart-Haas Racing Chevrolet of driver Kevin Harvick in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, suffered a stroke on Jan. 1, 2016. Since Rodney Childers, crew chief on the No. 4 team, reached out via Twitter a couple of days later, asking the NASCAR community to help Huntley with medical bills, several from the community, including drivers and crew chiefs, have answered the call, courtesy of a GoFundMe effort.
“Everyone, our front suspension guy Les had a stroke on New Year’s Day. Please help with prayers and donations,” the tweet from Childers (@RodneyChilders4) read.
The GoFundMe page for Huntley was established by Michelle Huntley Woodard on Jan. 2. As of 9:45 a.m. ET on Jan. 6, at total of $25,528 had been raised by 242 people, far surpassing an initial stated goal of $10,000.
Huntley remains hospitalized. According to the most recent update (Tuesday night) on the GoFundMe page, he was able to sit up on the edge of the bed and “doctors have started worked with his left side.” The initial post mentioned Huntley suffered paralysis on his left side.
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