Ambulance company starts fund for children of Clinton Street accident victim
Ashleigh List plays with her children in an undated photo. List died on December 6th after being involved in a motor vehicle accident on Concord's Clinton Street. Purchase photo reprints at PhotoExtra »
Members of the emergency responders community have come together to raise money for the children of Ashleigh List, the Concord woman who died in a Dec. 6 car accident.
Brian Connor, president of LifeLine Ambulance Services where List’s father, Jeffrey Killam, and husband, Jason List, both work, sent an email asking employees to contribute $10 to a fund. Connor contributed $10,000 on behalf of LifeLine. The money will be given to the family to use for immediate needs and hopefully to set up an education fund for List’s children, ages 2 and 6.
“Everyone wants to make sure my grandchildren are taken care of, it’s amazing,” Killam said.
List, 29, died in a four-car rear-end crash on Clinton Street near the intersection with South Fruit Street. Her two children were buckled in the backseat of her car and uninjured. List’s funeral was held Wednesday morning at the Wendell J. Butt Funeral Home in Penacook. Connor and other employees from LifeLine, as well as Killam’s former co-workers from the Concord Police Department and other emergency response teams, came to the funeral to support the family. The community of police and fire departments, emergency responders and medical nurses is tight-knit, Killam said, and he was grateful for everyone’s support.
“When something tragic like this happens, they all come,” he said.
In an email to employees, Connor said he was receiving suggestions about how to help the children, which included buying Christmas presents or other gifts and collecting food. He thought the best way to help the family would be to collect money for the children that the family could use at their discretion. With 280 employees, LifeLine could easily raise almost $30,000, Connor said. Employees can make contributions by check or by requesting a payroll deduction.
Connor requested that employees pass along the email to friends in other EMS, fire department, hospital or public safety organizations. Lifeline is also auctioning off four tickets to Sunday’s New England Patriots game against the San Francisco 49ers, with 100 percent of the proceeds going to support the family.
Killam started working for LifeLine as a paramedic about two years ago, after working for the Concord Fire Department for 10 years. Jason List works as a part-time EMT at LifeLine. Both work in the company’s New Hampshire division.
Ashleigh List was born in Manchester and moved to Hopkinton at the age of seven. She graduated from Hopkinton High School in 2001 and attended New Hampshire Technical Institute. She was a member of the Hopkinton Fire Department Explorers and the Hopkinton Police Department Explorers. List lived in Concord, in a duplex with her parents Jeffrey and Cheryl Killam living in the other half, Jeffrey Killam said. She was married to Jason List for six years, and they had two children, Jamison, 2, and Madyson, 6.
List had a bubbly personality and was well-liked by everyone, Killam said. She was a homemaker and spent her time caring for her children.
“She loved them with all her heart, she really did,” Killam said. “Those two children were her life.”
Anyone wishing to donate may make checks out to Jason List and mail them to Lifeline’s corporate office at 11 State St., Woburn, MA 01801.