Showing posts with label gofundme. Show all posts
Showing posts with label gofundme. Show all posts

Tuesday, April 19, 2022

GoFundMe: Please help the Bertram Family displaced by loss of home/possessions in fire

The Bertram family sadly lost their home, located in Franklin, Ma, to a devastating house fire on the afternoon of Saturday, Apr. 16, 2022.

Kellee, Kyle, Connor, Samantha and the family dog, Blue, and 2 Cats Spike and Sparkle (found hours later) escaped the fire safely. Connor and Kyle were taken to Milford Hospital for Smoke Inhalation, and later released.

The fire was aggressive and quickly spread throughout destroying their home and personal belongings. The exterior of the home shows little damage, but the interior is destroyed. Only a few family possessions were able to be salvaged, everything else was lost in the fire.

While the family is grieving the loss of their home, they are grateful for their safety, as well as thankful they still have each other.

The family has been displaced by this traumatic event, and are taking things slowly, one step at a time. There is a great deal to process, and the wounds are still raw.

At the request of neighbors and friends, this GoFundMe page was created to accept the help so generously offered by the community. Through crowd-source funding, we are hoping we can give the resources to help them get back on their feet. All donations received will go directly to the Bertrams as they attempt put the pieces of their lives back together.

They are overwhelmed by the outpouring of support so many of you have offered. Family Statement :
"We are truly grateful for the kind words, thoughts, and prayers. For those checking in with us: Thank you! Knowing that community can come together in times of need makes our hearts so full. We are honored to have you in our lives.

And a HUGE THANK YOU to the first responders (FRANKLIN, MEDWAY, WRENTHAM and MILLIS FIRE DEPARTMENTS) who were so heroic, so thoughtful, and so helpful during this tragic time. We feel so blessed to have you safeguarding our community.

Our love to all of you." 

Shared from Twitter -> https://twitter.com/CoachCosta88/status/1515825000145731587

Contribute to the GoFundMe here ->  https://www.gofundme.com/f/bertram-family-daniels-street-fire

Bertram Family , Daniels Street Fire

Bertram Family , Daniels Street Fire

Thursday, March 17, 2022

Reminder: The GoFundMe for Franklin resident Scott McLean who is recovering from stroke is short of its goal

"Hi , I’m Bonnie Fitzgerald and I’m fundraising on behalf of Scott McLean and family 

On the morning of November 24th, the day before Thanksgiving, Scott McLean suffered a devastating ischemic stroke. Luckily at the time, his two boys, Derek and Jason, were home and able to call 911 saving his life. Scott underwent emergency surgery, but unfortunately, it was not successful. He was left paralyzed on his right side, unable to walk, speak or eat. He spent over 2 weeks in the ICU, overcoming several life-threatening complications before being able to transfer to Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital where he fights every day to regain some of this lost function. He has made some progress, but Scott and his family still have a very long and difficult road ahead of them.

Many of you know Scott as a strong, independent and loving father and husband. You could always find Scott and his wife Becca on the sidelines cheering on their boys during their Franklin Pop Warner football and Bishop Feehan and Bridgton Academy lacrosse games. We are raising money to help the McLean family with Scott’s medical expenses and future care needs. We are grateful for donations of any amount. Thank you and please keep Scott, Becca and their boys in your thoughts and prayers."
Contribute to the McLean Family cause here via GoFundMe 

GoFundMe for Franklin resident Scott McLean recovering from stroke
GoFundMe for Franklin resident Scott McLean recovering from stroke 

Sunday, January 23, 2022

GoFundMe for Franklin resident Scott McLean recovering from stroke

"Hi , I’m Bonnie Fitzgerald and I’m fundraising on behalf of Scott McLean and family 

On the morning of November 24th, the day before Thanksgiving, Scott McLean suffered a devastating ischemic stroke. Luckily at the time, his two boys, Derek and Jason, were home and able to call 911 saving his life. Scott underwent emergency surgery, but unfortunately, it was not successful. He was left paralyzed on his right side, unable to walk, speak or eat. He spent over 2 weeks in the ICU, overcoming several life-threatening complications before being able to transfer to Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital where he fights every day to regain some of this lost function. He has made some progress, but Scott and his family still have a very long and difficult road ahead of them.

Many of you know Scott as a strong, independent and loving father and husband. You could always find Scott and his wife Becca on the sidelines cheering on their boys during their Franklin Pop Warner football and Bishop Feehan and Bridgton Academy lacrosse games. We are raising money to help the McLean family with Scott’s medical expenses and future care needs. We are grateful for donations of any amount. Thank you and please keep Scott, Becca and their boys in your thoughts and prayers."
Contribute to the McLean Family cause here via GoFundMe 

GoFundMe for Franklin resident Scott McLean recovering from stroke
GoFundMe for Franklin resident Scott McLean recovering from stroke 

Saturday, December 18, 2021

Monday, November 8, 2021

GoFundMe: Help widowed disabled wife with bills and moving

Paul F Connor passed Oct 21, 2021 leaving his disabled wife Ellaree alone with the grown children living out of state. The GoFundMe is to raise money to enable a move closer to family.


Go Fund Me:  Help widowed disabled wife with bills and moving
Go Fund Me:  Help widowed disabled wife with bills and moving




Saturday, May 29, 2021

GoFundMe: Gaspar Family fund raiser

"On Friday May 14, Nick Gaspar, 14 years old, was diagnosed with a brain tumor. Yesterday (5/18) he underwent a successful surgery to biopsy the tumor. The family could be waiting 2-4 weeks for a full report on Nick’s diagnosis and treatment plan. This Go-Fund Me was designed to help alleviate some of the financial burden on the family in the months to come. "
Contribute to the cause -> 

Monday, February 1, 2021

Good news from Teddy Gallagher's GoFundMe effort

 "To All of Our Friends, Family and Loyal Customers,

Joe, Chris, and I would like to thank each of you all from the bottom of our hearts for your loving and generous contribution to the Go-Fund Me. Closing Teddy’s was one of the hardest things we have had to do, it was heartbreaking to say goodbye to our loved and valued employees. Our nephew Ricky Robidoux decided to do this Go-Fund me event and we are forever grateful. Ricky and some of our favorite talented musicians put on one of the best musical performances. During COVID not only have the restaurants been effected but the lives of these musicians has been as well, and during this difficult time they sang their hearts out for us.

Because of all of you, we will be able to re-open Teddy’s!!! We hope to in March, but we will keep you posted to the exact date. As the restrictions lift and more people are vaccinated, and people no longer fear for their safety we will host an event for all our contributors. Joe, Chris, and I would like to thank each and everyone one of you personally. If you posted anonymously, please share your email with us, if you are able.

Once again, words cannot even begin to express how appreciative we are to each and everyone of you. Thank you to the musicians, our friends, our family, our customers, our employees, and our Franklin Community.

With gratitude and all the best wishes…

Joe, Dori, and Chris Gallagher"



GoFundMe: Teddy Gallagher's find raiser
GoFundMe: Teddy Gallagher's find raiser


Sunday, January 17, 2021

GoFundMe: Teddy Gallagher’s fund raiser

"Teddy Gallagher’s Irish pub has been a staple in Franklin, MA for the last 5 years! They have incredible staff, food, beverages, and an all around great atmosphere.
Due to COVID-19 they have been forced to temporarily shut their doors. They are not sure if they will be able to reopen them.  However, with a little bit of help from us they may just be able to survive.
My Godparents started this place to give the community a place that feels like home. That’s just what it is! They support very young staff who are single parents, students, and thriving young adults.
Let’s try and help out the best we can to keep them afloat! Any little bit will help! I know the goal is high, but let’s face it the sky is the limit!
Please consider keeping this great business open! Thank you all and God bless!"

Shared from the GoFundMe page where you can contribute to the cause:  
https://www.gofundme.com/f/help-teddy-gallaghers

GoFundMe: Teddy Gallagher's find raiser
GoFundMe: Teddy Gallagher's find raiser



 

Friday, January 15, 2021

GoFundMe: Jason McHenry Memorial Fund

"We are heartbroken to share that Jason Robert McHenry, 50, passed away on November 19, 2020. Jason leaves behind 2 beautiful children, Connor, 11 and Anelie, 8, along with his wife of 14 years, Kristen.

Jason was a kind, gentle man with a bright smile and great sense of humor. He had a passion for cooking and was amazing at it. Above all, Jason loved his family and cherished being a dad.

This fundraiser is set up by friends to help support Kristen, Connor, and Anelie during this devastating time. While we cannot take away their sadness, we can help alleviate their financial burden and provide support during this heartbreaking time. 

Thank you for any contribution you can make, we appreciate each and every one of you."

 

GoFundMe: Jason McHenry Memorial Fund
GoFundMe: Jason McHenry Memorial Fund


Sunday, May 3, 2020

Update to GoFUndMe for FHS Wrestling Coach Carmine Colace



"Hello, This is Coach C (Coach Colace) I want to thank everyone, some again and some who have recently donated. What you have done with your donations will enable us to save all that we have established at New England Gold. As all of you know how much I love the sport of wrestling and all of the wrestlers, along with our coaches and parents.  
I don't know how long this Pandemic will last. Remember, there is no social distancing in wrestling. There may not be a New England Gold when all this is over. The money raised will help keep us going.  
When are able to get back, we will be taking precautions. We have invested in thermometers so when we can take the temps of wrestlers as they come in. We have also invested in installing an Airphx Machine that will help keep our facility safe and virus free. Rent, insurance and utilities will be paid As you have figured out, the money raised will be going back to wrestling.  
Thank You very much, Coach C"


Update to GoFUndMe for FHS Wrestling Coach Carmine Colace
This is Coach C (Coach Colace)


Contribute to the cause 

https://www.gofundme.com/f/help-legendary-franklin-coach-carmine-colace

"In a time of a tragic pandemic, small businesses are struggling to pay their bills. One of these businesses, New England Gold Wrestling Club, is owned by legendary Franklin High School wrestling coach, Carmine Colace. Carmine has transformed hundreds of lives not only in the town of Franklin but all over the New England region.
In these troubling times, we hope to help support Carmine pay for rent and prepare for when he re-opens. Carmine’s significant other Kathy has been recently diagnosed with breast cancer. Kathy has embraced the lifestyle of wrestling and has a smile on her face every time we see her.
Carmine has taught all of his wrestler’s life long lessons such as hard work, dedication and to just keep on wrestling. Carmine’s hard work and dedication has led to not only our success but his success as well. We know this time is difficult for everyone but please consider helping Carmine and New England Gold wrestling during a difficult financial time.
We want to see Carmine continue to change people’s lives. Just like Carmine supports us in following our dreams, we want to do the same."
GoFundMe link
https://www.gofundme.com/f/help-legendary-franklin-coach-carmine-colace


Shared via Twitter:
https://twitter.com/FHSWrestle/status/1253349939465334784?s=09


GoFundMe for FHS wrestling coach: Carmine Colace
GoFundMe for FHS wrestling coach: Carmine Colace


Friday, April 24, 2020

GoFundMe for FHS wrestling coach: Carmine Colace


"In a time of a tragic pandemic, small businesses are struggling to pay their bills. One of these businesses, New England Gold Wrestling Club, is owned by legendary Franklin High School wrestling coach, Carmine Colace. Carmine has transformed hundreds of lives not only in the town of Franklin but all over the New England region.
In these troubling times, we hope to help support Carmine pay for rent and prepare for when he re-opens. Carmine’s significant other Kathy has been recently diagnosed with breast cancer. Kathy has embraced the lifestyle of wrestling and has a smile on her face every time we see her.
Carmine has taught all of his wrestler’s life long lessons such as hard work, dedication and to just keep on wrestling. Carmine’s hard work and dedication has led to not only our success but his success as well. We know this time is difficult for everyone but please consider helping Carmine and New England Gold wrestling during a difficult financial time.
We want to see Carmine continue to change people’s lives. Just like Carmine supports us in following our dreams, we want to do the same."
GoFundMe link
https://www.gofundme.com/f/help-legendary-franklin-coach-carmine-colace


Shared via Twitter:
https://twitter.com/FHSWrestle/status/1253349939465334784?s=09


GoFundMe for FHS wrestling coach: Carmine Colace
GoFundMe for FHS wrestling coach: Carmine Colace

Wednesday, April 15, 2020

GoFundMe for Joyce Family

From the Wicked Local/Franklin, article of interest for Franklin:
"A GoFundMe effort is underway after a Franklin home was lost to a fire on April 11.

No one was injured in the fire at 84 Populatic St., but the house was destroyed, said Fire Captain Chuck Allen.

A mother and her 6-month-old daughter were able to make it out of the house, according to the GoFundMe page set up for them by resident Cheryl Hobbs.

“Funds donated will help this family get back on their feet,” the fundraising page reads. “As of right now, they have no permanent address, but (are) staying with family.”

Continue reading the article online (subscription may be required)
https://franklin.wickedlocal.com/news/20200414/gofundme-started-to-help-franklin-family-after-home-lost-to-fire



"On April 11th, the night before Easter, a mother and her 6 month old daughter barely made it out of their home, here in Franklin, due to a fire which has destroyed their home.
Funds donated will help this family get back on their feet. As of right now, they have no permanent address, but is staying with family. Your help will be greatly appreciated.
We know it is hard to during this Covid 19 crisis, however, these donations make it easier for the family. Thank you, all in advance for any help, as it is greatly appreciated and the family is forever Grateful."
https://www.gofundme.com/f/hu23gt-the-joyce-family

GoFundMe for Joyce Family
GoFundMe for Joyce Family
 

Wednesday, January 22, 2020

GoFundMe: Dennis' Fight Against ALS

Via the GoFundMe page:
"In May of 2018 our good friend Dennis Ceruti received some of the worst news you can possibly imagine, he had been diagnosed with ALS, or amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. ALS is a neurodegenerative disease that affects nerve cells in the brain and the spinal cord. It is a progressive disease, which means it gets worse over time. It affects nerves in your brain and spinal cord that control your muscles. As your muscles get weaker, it gets harder for you to walk, talk, eat, and breathe. Today medication and therapy can slow ALS and reduce discomfort, but there's no cure. 
As you can imagine the diagnosis was shocking to Dennis, his family and friends. Since that day in May 2018, life has changed dramatically for Dennis, his wife Suzanne and their four amazing daughters. There are countless changes they have had to make in their daily lives, new additions to the home to make it more handicap accessible, a new vehicle, a lift to help him get to the main living area, new accessible furniture and countless other changes that have become part of their new normal."
Continue reading Dennis' story and contribute online at GoFundMe
https://www.gofundme.com/f/jd8zg-dennis039-fight-against-als

GoFundMe image: Dennis' Fight Against ALS
GoFundMe image: Dennis' Fight Against ALS

Monday, November 25, 2019

Please help send these girls to their first ever AYC National Championship!

"Our 14U Franklin Cheer team just qualified to compete at the AYFC National Championships in Kissimmee, Florida from December 11-16, 2019. Please help send these girls to their first ever AYC National Championship!!!

Their journey has been long, their effort...tireless, and their desire to be the best can only be topped by their dedication and commitment to “team above self”. This is more than just a competition for these girls. This is the culmination of hours and hours of practice, persistence and sacrifice. Now it’s time to show our support for all their hard work. Every donation helps no matter how small. Please consider giving.

This trip to National’s will be an experience every single one of them will remember for a lifetime. For some, this will be the first time leaving the New England. For others, this will be the first trip they take with teammates but without their families. For most, this will be the only time these girls have the opportunity to represent our community and state at a national level.

This will be a competition where they learn the value of hard work, determination, commitment, sacrifice and teamwork. They will learn , because of their work ethic, all things are possible. For those very reasons, they will return from Nationals as “winners” regardless of their scores.

The cost per cheerleader is approximately $1,300.00 inclusive of airfare, lodging, food, transportation and other costs/fees. We need to raise $18,000.00 in two short weeks to enable all of the girls on our team to go.

The team has done their hard work, practice after practice, to get this far. They’ve overcome injuries, icing noses and lips, sprains and strains, all for the sake of a team. They’ve missed social events and other opportunities for one shot at rocking a flawless 2 ½ minute routine where one mistake, one slip by one girl, can mean the end of the season for all. Please help us send them the rest of the way!! Donate now and make their dreams come true!!!"

Donate via this GoFundMe page
https://www.gofundme.com/f/franklin-cheer-2019-ayf-national-competition


Please help send these girls to their first ever AYC National Championship!
Please help send these girls to their first ever AYC National Championship!

Sunday, October 28, 2018

You can help too! Help Jose Knock out Cancer

Via Twitter we find: 
“No one fights alone!” Our fifth grade community came together to support a classmate! 🧡🧡🧡

“No one fights alone!” Our fifth grade community came together to support a classmate!
“No one fights alone!” Our fifth grade community came together to support a classmate!
Contribute online via GoFundMe   https://www.gofundme.com/pyehc-knockout-cancer

The tweet showing the Farmer Market booth fund raising event
https://twitter.com/OakStElementary/status/1055949888524115968







Saturday, June 30, 2018

Jim Smith: Stage 4 Pancreatic Cancer Fight

From the GoFundMe page created by Emilie Smith: 
"My uncle Jim, a father of two teenagers, has been diagnosed with stage 4 pancreatic cancer. He is an incredible and humorous person who has spent the last 19 years caring for my two cousins as well as my sister and me. He has taught me about music and the bigger meanings in life since I was born. He still has two teens to put through college, as well as bills and this diagnosis has come at the worst time (job loss, financial struggles). 
This money will go into a non-profit my dad and I have created at EastBoca.org, and the money will pay for a variety of my uncles bills that he will struggle to pay. Any donations are extremely appreciated! All of you are so wonderful for helping!"
To contribute to this cause, visit the GoFundMe page 
https://www.gofundme.com/stage-4-pancreatic-cancer-fight

Jim Smith: Stage 4 Pancreatic Cancer Fight
Jim Smith: Stage 4 Pancreatic Cancer Fight 

Via the Twitterverse



Thursday, May 24, 2018

PJ's Service Dog Benefit - June 16

We shared the GoFundMe for PJs Service Dog earlier. Now there is a Family Fun Day scheduled for June 16
http://www.franklinmatters.org/2018/04/gofundme-service-dog-for-pj.html


We hope you will join us for a fun family afternoon and help make this dream come true for PJ!

DJ, Food, Raffle Items, Silent Auction, Field Games, Cash Bar and more!

Food generously provided by:

  • The Rome
  • Fitzy’s Pub
  • Franklin Pizza and Deli
  • Cole’s
  • Jimmy D’s


Field games generously provided by:

  • Taylor Rental of Norfolk


Some of our wonderful silent auction items:

  • Interior Design package valued at $375
  • Maple Gate Country Club Golf 18 hole foursome package valued at $240
  • Norfolk Glass Fancy Mirror
  • Cooking Class for Six by Celestina
  • Simons Furniture piece
  • Pony Party
  • Multiple Photo Sessions by local professional photographers
  • and more!!!



Ticket Price:

Adults: $20.00
Kids 12 and under: FREE!


FAQs


What can I bring into the event?

  • Bring friends and family to help support PJ!


How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

  • Phone/ Text: Kristie at (508) 488-7582 or Jen at (508) 918-8553
  • Email: Kristie at tkmax4@aol.com


Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

  • No


Can I buy tickets day of/at the event?

  • Yes! Cash or check accepted at the event

Eventbrite site for tickets in advance


PJ's Service Dog Benefit - June 16
PJ's Service Dog Benefit - June 16

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Help Joshuea Ogbuike Get to His Dream Internship

Hello Everyone!

Many of you know me but if I have not yet had the pleasure of meeting you my name is Joshuea Ogbuike! I am a rising senior in the UMASS Amherst Sports Management program and was just awarded a fantastic opportunity! I will be spending this summer participating in a highly selective and competitive internship at USSSA who will be running and hosting the first ever U.S. based edition of the WBSC Women’s Baseball World Cup in Viera, Florida.

The internship will allow me the opportunity to participate in the organizing of the Women’s Baseball World Cup and spread the awareness of women’s baseball as a sport. This opportunity with be my stepping stone towards advocating for equality in women’s sports. In a short time I have already been able to peak the curiosity of my professors and other individuals with my aspirations to establish a professional women’s baseball league in North America in 2028. 

I am hoping this opportunity will better further my understanding of women’s baseball and women's roles in sports as a whole. With all that has come to light recently about horrible mistreatment of women by their own industries, I look forward to taking the steps to help make sure it no longer happens in the sports industry. 

This is why I need your help to make sure that I can participate in this once in a life time internship opportunity with USSSA this summer. Your donation will help me offset the cost of housing for the internship. 

Frankly, I will not be able to participate in the internship without it so I thank you in advance for any sum you offer. Your donation is supporting a vision that is so much bigger than me. 

I truly hope you will consider participating in my campaign.

Help Joshuea Ogbuike Get to His Dream Internship
Help Joshuea Ogbuike Get to His Dream Internship
The GoFundMe page for Joshuea is https://www.gofundme.com/help-me-with-my-internship-housing

Joshuea is a former Dean College student who volunteered to manage several sports teams while he was at Dean.


Sunday, April 29, 2018

GoFundMe: A service dog for PJ

"Our son PJ has an extensive medical history. He used to stop breathing and he would turn fluorescent blue. We found out when he was 9 months old that he needed brain surgery for a malformation of his brain. This surgery saved PJ's life. 

PJ also has a cleft in his Larynx that causes him to aspirate. He has a paralyzed vocal chord, and is completely non verbal. PJ was diagnosed with Autism just shy of his third birthday. He also has PICA disorder, which causes him to want to ingest non edible materials, such as metal, glass, wood chips, rocks etc. 

PJ has truly had a difficult beginning. But PJ is a beautiful, sweet, fearless little boy. He started about a year ago at a special school for children with autism and has really made some great progress. Since being there we have seen more of his personality blossoming and his communication has increased. He is now able to use a special ipad to help him communicate his wants and needs. This school has helped PJ in so many ways. He has become a happier little boy. 

However as he has gotten older/bigger our day to day lives have gotten more challenging for our family and more dangerous for PJ. He is a runner, and has no safety skills as far as traffic and a fetish for any water he can find. Even though he is making some progress we believe there is still more we can do to help him live the best life he can, to help him with his life skills and day to day activities. 

Having done some research on Autism Service Dogs, we have discovered Ry-Con, an Organization in Raleigh NC, that breeds and trains service dog specifically for Autism. Mark Mathis founded this non profit Organization after training a Briard for his own son who is also diagnosed with autism. We have recently gone down to visit Mark and meet some service dogs in training and it was AMAZING!! 

Our son PJ blossomed before our eyes. He made a very magical connection with one dog in particular and we saw a side of PJ that we have never seen before. He was connecting with this dog on a level I never could have imagined. He was seeking him out for interaction. Looking for him as he would try to run towards the road and responding when this dog would herd him back towards the safety of the interior of the yard. PJ was in love with an animal for the first time in his life. 

This special dog laid with PJ in a bed for a rest and PJ was hooked. He was giving love like we have never seen him do. We are sold on the wonderful things this animal can help him with. such as:

  • Prevent him from running and wandering into dangerous situations
  • Enhance his current therapies
  • Help with his sleep patterns
  • Ease his anxiety in new or difficult situations
  • Allow for some independence at home and when in public
  • Engagement and interactions with his peers
  • Keep him from ingesting dangerous non edibles


Please consider making a donation.  https://www.gofundme.com/a-service-dog-for-pj

Please also visit Ry-Con Briard Service Dogs website or Facebook page to learn more about the Briard Breed and Autism Service Dogs.

Thank you so much for your consideration."

The Maxfield family from Franklin


GoFundMe:  A service dog for PJ
GoFundMe:  A service dog for PJ

Friday, April 20, 2018

In the News: Camp Haiastan renovations; GoFundMe for Montgomery

From the Milford Daily News, articles of interest for Franklin:

"Hidden in the woods off Summer Street, the Armenian Youth Federation’s Camp Haiastan is being renovated with the help of a few generous donors. 
David Hamparian, executive director of Camp Haiastan, said that the camp’s offices are being restored because they are in one of the oldest buildings on the site. In the past few years the camp has renovated many of its facilities, all fueled by donations. 
The Armenian Summer camp was founded in 1950 by area residents who had lived through the Armenian genocide. Their children took over as the elder generations passed away. Haiastan was the first Armenian camp in the country. Hamparian said the mass murder of 1.5 million Armenians by Turkish forces in the early 1900s has flown under the radar in many ways and is given little attention in textbooks and classrooms.

Continue reading the article online (subscription may be required)
http://www.milforddailynews.com/news/20180419/camp-haiastan-in-franklin-undergoes-renovation

AYF Camp Haiastan
AYF Camp Haiastan

"Teenage years can be stressful. But it’s also a time where the future is bright and minor details are forgotten over time. 
Small things, however, can alter lives. And in Jackson Montgomery’s case, it’s a bug bite. 
On Thursday afternoon, the Franklin resident was preparing for a science final at UMass Amherst. The test, he said, is stressful, but it’s his Lyme disease he was worried about. 
“My symptoms really start to act up at night,” he said. “But that’s OK, I’ll do my best and make it through.”

Continue reading the article online (subscription may be required)
http://www.milforddailynews.com/news/20180419/gofundme-page-to-benefit-franklin-teen-with-lyme-disease

Franklin resident struggles with Lyme disease. Can you help?
Franklin resident struggles with Lyme disease. Can you help?