Jorden Linge, 12, with his mom Stephanie Galford and family friend Bridgette Venice makes an appearance at a fundraiser in Keene Sunday for his recovery. (Meghan Pierce)
Boy seriously injured in accident makes appearance at fundraiser
Jorden was seriously injured July 18 when the bicycle he was riding west across Washington Street was hit by a truck, which was heading south on Washington Street.
He was in a medically-induced coma for about a week after the accident, his mother, Stephanie Galford said Sunday.
On Thursday, he was released to a rehabilitation center closer to home, she said, where he is receiving physical, occupational and speech therapy.
Family friend Bridgette Venice, who has been heading up fundraising efforts, said a fund for Jorden was started by friends within hours of the accident.
Jorden will be starting seventh grade at Keene Middle School this fall.
A GoFundMe page has raised more than $2,400 for Jorden, she said.
On Sunday, Jorden was presented with a new bicycle from the Colby Donovan Memorial Fund.
Jorden was chosen to be the first beneficiary of the new fund, Venice said, and Colby’s parents brought the bicycle to Keene that morning.
“It’s overwhelming. I could have never imagined all the support we’ve gotten through this whole thing,” she said.
Galford said Jorden hopes to be coming home for good in about a week.