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Former Sandy Hook firefighter fights for his life after tree fell on him

A young man from Newtown is fighting for his life after helping fight fires for nearly a decade.

News 12 Staff

Aug 26, 2020, 9:17 PM

Updated 1,393 days ago

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A young man from Newtown is fighting for his life after helping fight fires for nearly a decade.
Friends and family say Liam Ferguson, 27, was out clearing storm debris when a tree fell on him, which rendered him unconscious and almost took his life.
They say he was a firefighter in Sandy Hook, and started when he was 14 years old.
His older sister, Kaitlyn Ferguson, tells News 12 that she's organizing a fundraiser to cover his medical bills since he doesn't have health insurance.
The family says they're more than halfway to their goal of $150,000. They say they're hopeful he will recover.
The family wants to commend the medical professionals at Danbury Hospital, Yale New Haven's Neuro Intensive Care Unit and the first responders in Newtown who helped save Ferguson's life.
More information about the fundraiser can be found on GoFundMe.
 


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