SOUTH KINGSTOWN, R.I. (WPRI) — More than a month after a teenager was critically injured in a crash in South Kingstown, the community is coming together to help raise funds to get him back on his feet.
Aidan Mulligan, 18, was seriously injured in a car accident five weeks ago, when the car he was riding in crashed through a fence on Curtis Corner Road, ending up in a horse pasture. Two other teens were also injured in the crash.
He was airlifted to Rhode Island Hospital after the crash and has been their ever since.
On Sunday, dozens of people came together for a fundraiser to help pay medical bills at the River Bend Athletic Club to “Spin Strong for Aidan.”
“The whole week at school was just really really somber, really sad,” said classmate Maggie Montel, who helped organize the fundraiser. “I don’t think any family deserves this and I think it’s just a really nice way to be able to help out in whatever way is possible.”
Mulligan spent weeks in the Intensive Care Unit, but family members say he finally turned a corner.
“He’s doing awesome, it’s a miracle. He woke up talking on the 12th, Friday morning, before his surgery,” said his cousin, Kelly Fitzpatrick. “This community, the prayers, is lifting the family up, Aidan up.”
“They’re hoping to get him to Spaulding Rehab in Boston but he’s doing really well considering the circumstances, it’s truly a miracle so it’s awesome to see,” added Montel.
Nearly 100 people took part in the spin classes, pedaling for a purpose.
“He’s everybody’s kid, we are all in it together,” said Fitzpatrick.
A GoFundMe account has been set up for Aidan if you would like to donate.