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April 10, 2008
Fund, spaghetti dinner set up to help teen hit by car
SOUTH KINGSTOWN — Hit by a speeding driver on Route 1, Sylvia Bogusz faces months of physical therapy. The 18-year-old walks with a cane. Family members help her climb the front steps to their home.
Soon she’ll get help with her medical bills, too.
Today, philanthropist Alan Shawn Feinstein said he will match up to $10,000 in gifts to a fund set up for the teenager.
Also today, the Westerly Lions Club and NewportFed Bank will hold a spaghetti dinner from 5 to 7:30 p.m. at the Calabrese Club, at 28 Pleasant St. in Westerly. The dinner money and donations will go to Bogusz.
Donors who want to participate in the Feinstein challenge should send checks payable to the Sylvia Bogusz Recovery Fund. The checks, postmarked no later than April 30, should be sent to Alan Shawn Feinstein at 37 Alhambra Circle, Cranston, R.I. 02905.
Bogusz was struck on June 23 after she left her car with two flat tires in the breakdown lane of Route 1, minutes from her Green Hill home. She stood on a grassy shoulder and called her mother for help for help. Shortly after, a car driven by woman accused of driving drunk hit her and threw her 100 feet.
The doctors at Rhode Island Hospital thought she would die. But despite severe blood loss, broken bones and brain damage, Bogusz started talking after four months. For more, read today's Journal story on her road to recovery.
-- Journal staff writer Paul Davis
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