Community comes to support of burn victim

CHESTERTOWN Once again, the community has come together to help one of its own in a time of need. Ethan Moffit, a senior at North Warren, was burned at a bonfire recently and spent over a week in the burn unit of the Westchester Medical Center. He spent a couple of days in a medically induced coma while doctors assessed the seriousness of the burns on his face and arm. To help the family through the difficult recovery, North Warren students and staff donated snack foods and other items, along with raising over $300 in cash for the family. The Chestertown Rotary and Fire Department also made contributions to the family. Cathy Kearney told the family that they could use her home in Yonkers as long as Ethan was in the hospital, which was a huge savings. Ethan was discharged from the hospital on Columbus Day and is now home, but when he will return to school remains to be seen because of the risk of infection. He will be home tutored until then, and will also be making weekly visits to the Westchester Medical Center for ongoing treatments. Anyone wishing to make a donation to the family of Ethan Moffit may do so at Glens Falls National Bank where an account has been set up. Ask for the Ethan Moffit Family Relief Fund. The family has expressed surprise and gratitude at the amount of support that has come to them from the school and community.

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