Eventing

There’s a Benefit Auction for Lee Lee Jones and You Need Everything In It

The estimated one-year cost of a mild traumatic brain injury (TBI) ranges from $27,260 to $32,760 or more per case, according to The Rand Corporation.

For a moderate to severe TBI that figure increases exponentially to $268,900–$408,520 or more. Over a lifetime, it can surpass $3 million.

TBIs ain’t cheap.

Today, Emma Ford and Cat Hill, of World Class Grooming, launched an online auction to help offset the medical costs, care and rehabilitation of Lee Lee Jones, stepdaughter of Olympic eventer Phillip Dutton. Jones suffered a severe TBI in December of 2016 during a fall while riding at her home and has been in treatment at Bryn Mawr Rehab Hospital for the past several months.

With an eclectic assortment of 129 items up for auction, there’s literally something for everyone and their neighbor’s dog.

From the EquiFit boots Mighty Nice was wearing when he won the bronze medal in Rio to a teapot handmade by Dr Jeff Rubin to shipping with Brookledge to lessons from 38 different leading professionals, including Scott Keach, Jennie Brannigan, Doug Payne and Silva Martin.

There’s even a Jack Russell Terrier Birdhouse. Because that’s a thing and you could own one. Nay, you need to own one—for Lee Lee. And your neighbor’s dog.

The auction ends on May 8 at 4:00pm GST. Find the full list of offerings at the Lee Lee Jones Benefit Auction.

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