UPDATE: Hospitalized Baraga teen 'awake'; Fundraising efforts set up

Pictured, L to R: Christopher Turpeinen, Dylan Roberts and Hunter Pelon. (Photos shared with permission of the families)
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BARAGA, Mich. (WLUC) - UPDATE Friday, Feb. 21, 5:57 a.m.

L'Anse Area Schools says in a Facebook post that classes will be canceled on Monday, February 24.

School will be closed to allow students, teachers, and other community members to attend funeral services for 17-year-old Dylan Roberts and 17-year-old Christopher Turpeinen.

Baraga Area Schools also announced in a Facebook post on Friday that they will be closed on Monday to show support for the neighboring school.

Obituary and funeral service information can be found on Reid Funeral Service and Chapel's website.


UPDATE: Thursday, Feb. 20, 12:45 p.m.

There's positive news coming out Thursday about a Baraga teen who has been fighting for her life in a Green Bay hospital.

According to the GoFundMe page, Pelon is awake Thursday.

The update said, "A MIRACLE has happened!! While we were told the outcome was inevitable—Hunter is AWAKE today!!! Thank you to everyone for your help and support..Amber will be staying with Hunter and the donations are still needed."

Hunter's mom, Amber Pelon, said, "After being told just yesterday that the outcome was inevitable that she wouldn’t make it - She is awake. She woke up this morning. She is oriented. She is talking, recognizes everybody, knows who she is/where she’s from/who everybody that is there is. She needs rest so she is resting at this time. Continue praying. What an incredible miracle."

No other details were immediately available.

TV6 & FOX UP will continue to follow this story for additional updates.

A GoFundMe page and other fundraising efforts have been set up for the three Baraga teens that were found inside a running vehicle on Monday.

According to the GoFundMe page, 17-year-old Hunter Pelon, of Baraga, is not expected to survive. Pelon was airlifted to a hospital in Green Bay following the incident and has been fighting for her life.

17-year-old Dylan Roberts, of L’Anse, and 17-year-old Christopher Turpeinen, of Pelkie, were found dead inside the vehicle.

The GoFundMe page has been set up to raise money for Pelon’s funeral and medical costs.

Homestead Graphics in Baraga in also designing a shirt in memory of Pelon. Proceeds from the shirt sales will be given to the family.

Homestead Graphics is also reaching out to the family of Turpeinen and Roberts to see if they can design a shirt for them too.

Tuesday, students paid tribute to the teenagers at the Girls Basketball game. That full story can be found here.

A GoFundMe for Turpeinen can be found here.

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