Milford community raises money for teen with brain tumor

The Milford community is raising money to help a teenager who is fighting for her life. After a fluke accident this summer, Danielle Kemp, of

Danielle Kemp was diagnosed with a brain tumor following a fluke accident while playing softball.

Danielle Kemp was diagnosed with a brain tumor following a fluke accident while playing softball. (9/7/16)

MILFORD - The Milford community is raising money to help a teenager who is fighting for her life.

After a fluke accident this summer, Danielle Kemp, of Milford, was diagnosed with a brain tumor.

The 19-year-old, who graduated from Foran High School, was playing in a July softball game for the Stratford Brakettes when she was hit by a pitch while at bat. She experienced double vision, dizziness and had coordination and balance problems, prompting her to go to the doctor thinking she had a concussion. Doctors found through an MRI that she had a rare, inoperable brain tumor.

Kemp is now undergoing intense radiation therapy.

The Milford community started a GoFundMe page for Kemp, which has so far raised more than $90,000.

A Milford salon called Hair Forever is selling bracelets that say "Danni Strong #8" on them, and the business says it is planning a fundraiser for her at the end of September.

Kemp a few years ago was diagnosed with a rare kidney disease, which is now in remission.

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