Funds stream in for Ethan

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WHEN the Go­FundMe cam­paign for Roma’s own Ethan Kirk­bride was set up 28 days ago, the com­mu­nity im­me­di­ately jumped in to sup­port him, open­ing their hearts and wal­lets to the teenager who was in­jured in a se­ri­ous car crash.

Dona­tions flooded in dur­ing the first few days of the cam­paign and they con­tin­ued to stream in dur­ing the fol­low­ing days and weeks, show­ing the gen­eros­ity of Roma knows no bounds.

As of noon yes­ter­day, the fund to cover the teen’s med­i­cal bills ticked over to $31,662, ex­ceed­ing the ini­tial $30,000 goal.

In to­tal, 188 dona­tions from in­di­vid­u­als, lo­cal busi­nesses and co­horts from both of Roma’s schools all added up to make a dif­fer­ence.

The most re­cent up­date on the Go­FundMe page, writ­ten more than a week ago by fa­cil­i­ta­tor Marc Ben­son, thanked all donors for their sup­port.

“On be­half of Ethan, Joanne and fam­ily, thank you so much,” Marc wrote.

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