Fundraiser for Injured 10-Year-Old

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    NEWSLETTERS

    The Wildcats of Windsor face their first practice without teammate Jadyn Feigenbaum who was involved in a frightening school bus crash. (Published Thursday, Mar 13, 2014)

    A fundraiser will be held for a 10-year-old girl who was seriously injured after her school van crashed into a tree in Enfield.

    Jadyn Feigenbaum underwent surgery at Baystate Medical Center in Springfield in after the March 12th crash, according to Capital Region Education Council officials.

    The fundraiser wil be held at Chicago Sam's Bar, 95 Elm St., #6 from 1- 5 p.m.  A percentage of all proceeds will go to Jadyn's family. There will also be a raffle.

    Jadyn was one of four students from CREC Museum Academy in Bloomfield who were injured when the Dattco van they were in crashed into a tree on Moody Road in Enfield. Three other students and the van's driver suffered minor injuries, police said.

    Dattco officials identified the driver as Timothy Reliford.  He will not drive for the company again until the investigation into the crash is complete, the official said.

    A Facebook page supporting Jadyn was created shortly after the accident. According to a post on the page by Jadyn's mother, Jennifer Feigenbaum, her daughter suffered skull fractures and broken bones in her face.

    The van crashed into a tree on Moody Road around 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday, March after the driver swerved to avoid a pedestrian, according to police and school officials. The crash happened near the Somers line. Jadyn lives in Somers.

    The 10-year-old is active with the USA Wildcats Cheerleading in Enfield and her teammates wore purple shirts at a practice session in Windsor on Thursday to show support for their friend. Coaches said Jadyn's younger sister was also involved in the crash, but was not seriously hurt.

    "We really love her. She's our little Jadyn and we need her," said Teammate Dee Dee Flevotte.

    Jadyn's coach went to Baystate Medical Center to visit her.

    "I did get to see Jadyn for a little while and she's just been a little trooper and a fire that she is," said Coach Dominique Travail.

    A GoFundMe donation page set up for Jadyn and her family had raised more than $4,300 by Thursday afternoon.