May 23, 2018
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Fundraiser to aid injured Palmyra woman

By Christopher Cousins, BDN Staff

HARTLAND, Maine — Family and friends of a Palmyra woman seriously injured last month in a car accident are planning a benefit next month at the Hartland Volunteer Fire Department.

Tabitha Morrill, 22, of Palmyra, is recovering from several serious injuries after the Dec. 12 crash, including broken and fractured vertebrae in her neck, a fractured skull and facial injuries. Authorities determined that an icy patch of road was to blame for the accident.

Linda Morrill, the injured woman’s grandmother, said she decided to organize the fundraiser in an effort to help with Tabitha’s medical expenses. Tabitha Morrill does not have medical insurance or any means of income while she heals. She looks forward to the day she can continue her job as a caretaker for adults with developmental disabilities.

“It’s just terrible,” said Linda Morrill. “We felt certain we’d lost her. We’re just trying to get up donations to help her out.”

Morrill and others are seeking used items for a rummage sale and baked goods to sell during a daylong fundraiser scheduled for Feb. 6 at Hartland Fire Department. A rummage and bake sale is scheduled for 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Hartland Fire Department, followed by a baked bean supper from 5 to 8 p.m.

Linda Morrill said anyone who wants to make a donation for any of the Feb. 6 activities can contact her at 938-2594. Morrill said she’s willing to pick up items if people are unable to deliver them.


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