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Can You Help 14-Year Old Abigail of East Haven?

Abigail suffers from a rare disease that causes severe facial pain. She needs a second surgery.

Abigail, a 14-year old girl from East Haven, has a rare disease called Trigeminal Neuralgia. Photo from her GoFundMe.com page.
Abigail, a 14-year old girl from East Haven, has a rare disease called Trigeminal Neuralgia. Photo from her GoFundMe.com page.

Sometimes, we all need a helping hand. Neighbors, friends and family of those in need are reaching out to the community via the fundraising site GoFundMe. They’re raising funds for various causes including those who have crippling diseases.

Friends of Abigail, a 14-year old from East Haven, are asking the community and others to help her in her need. Abigail suffers from Trigeminal Neuralgia, or severe facial pain. She needs a second surgery. To read more about Abigail, her disease, her first surgery and her family's constant struggles with their insurance company, click here to bring you to Abigail's page on GoFundMe.com.

Do you know a person or project in town that could use some help? Let us know in the comments, or visit the GoFundMe website to start one.

Steve Evermore January 07, 2014 at 02:54 PM
Considering a donation? Consider donating directly to Abigail's family. Approximately 8% of any donation you make through GoFundMe will never reach the family.
CitizenVoice January 07, 2014 at 11:45 PM
Make contributions directly to Abigail's family. No need for the middle-man.
Norm Brody January 08, 2014 at 11:57 AM
Unless I'm missing something, there is no information in this article or on the link on how or where to make a direct contribution?
Julie Weisberg (Editor) January 08, 2014 at 12:34 PM
Hey, everyone. According to Abby's page, the money contributed will go directly to her mother. In fact, Abby's Mom just posted an update on the page last night. I think that a lot of people just prefer to use a site like this — even with the small transaction fee — because it's easiest and safest to properly ask for and collect monetary donations. There is also a button to contact the page organizers, so that's an option as well, if you really want to find out how to donate cash directly to the family. Just an FYI.
Norm Brody January 08, 2014 at 04:31 PM
Thanks Julie.

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