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The Valley Breeze Cumberland Lincoln 07-12-2018

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6 CUMBERLAND / LINCOLN JULY 12-18, 2018 | VALLEY BREEZE | CUMBERLAND LINCOLN EDITION mat, and he's a really great kid. … He's someone you want to be friends with," Gordon said. "I firmly believe Cam is going to pull out of this. I have very strong faith in that." Gordon and his wife were among several hundred people who attended Monday night's vigil at Diamond Hill Park, organized, in part, by the par- ents of Cumberland wrestlers. "They came out in droves last night on such short notice," Gordon said, noting that the Faria family will find all the support it needs in Rhode Island's close-knit wrestling commu- nity. "Wrestlers all have this ability to kind of step up when you have to step up. The community has rallied." A GoFundMe account set up to assist the Faria family with medical costs raised $35,000 in three days, with a goal of $50,000. To view the fundraiser, visit www.gofundme.com/ family-of-cameron-faria . In an update posted to the GoFundMe page Monday, Faria's father said Cameron remained in a coma and that neurologists were mon- itoring brain swelling and pressure. "All we can do for now is pray and focus on the positives. Cameron is tough and is physically in great shape which makes me believe he can over- come this with time," he wrote. "I cannot begin to tell how much you all have touched myself and my family. I am truly overwhelmed by the love and support you all have shown us at our time of need. We are so blessed to have friends, family and community praying and pulling for Cameron. "This tragedy has given me a new perspective on what is really impor- tant in my life, and you have all TEENS From Page One BREEZE PHOTOS BY CHARLES LAWRENCE Well-wishers gather at Diamond Hill Park in Cumberland Monday night to light candles and show their support for Cameron Faria and his family. Cameron remains in a Boston hos- pital, where he was taken with serious injuries after a crash on Route 495 in Middleboro, Mass., last Thursday, July 5. Cameron's brother DYLAN FARIA, center, speaks to the gathering about his brother. At right is Cameron's other brother, AIDAN FARIA, and at left is RHONDA TOUGAS, an organizer of the candlelight vigil. KOURTNEY ROQUE, left, and KAMERON PORCARO, both of Cumberland, wear green and blue, colors supportive of traumatic brain injury awareness. Continues on next page

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