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Community rallies for teen injured in Stamford restaurant crash

<p>The Stamford community is coming together in support of Erwin Hernandez, the Stamford High School senior whose leg had to be amputated after a car accident on Dec. 27.&nbsp;</p>

News 12 Staff

Dec 31, 2017, 5:37 PM

Updated 2,339 days ago

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The Stamford community is coming together in support of the Stamford High School senior whose leg had to be amputated after a car accident on Dec. 27.
Erwin Hernandez, 18, was working in the kitchen of Table 104 restaurant on long Ridge Road when a vehicle crashed through the wall.
Table 104 co-owner Domenico Yo-Vino says he helped discover Hernandez, who was found under a mess of toppled shelves.
The teen was rushed to Stamford Hospital, but doctors could not save his right leg.
Hernandez moved to Stamford from Guatemala two years ago, speaking little English. Now, his teachers say he is a member of the National Honor Society and mentors elementary school and ESL students.
"Every single time he has had a challenge, he has risen to meet it,” said one of his teachers. “That's why I'm confident that, with a little support, he will rise to meet this challenge."
Community members have since started a GoFundMe page to raise money for his medical costs.
News 12 is told the group set a fundraising goal of $150,000.
Hernandez is still in the hospital and is facing months of recovery.


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