Survivor of Tragic Accident

Bridget Paulson was in a serious car accident on the Big Island of Hawaii on Saturday, October 14. She was struck by another vehicle when it crossed a double yellow line into her lane. Bridget is in critical but stable condition at a local hospital and is expected to remain there for about a week. The other driver has passed away.

Bridget is a self-employed interior designer with no other source of income to support herself and her 16 year old daughter as she recuperates from the injuries she suffered in the accident. The length of her recovery is unknown at this time but it is likely to be several months before she can be back working full time. 

Bridget (Courchaine) is originally from Manitowoc, Wisconsin and has made her home on the Big Island for most of the past 13 years. She is a kind, caring, compassionate, and fiercely independent woman now in need of a little help herself. 

Please do what you can to help Bridget and her family with basic living and medical expenses during this challenging time.

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  • Matthias Kusch 
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    • $50 
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  • Jane Bentley 
    • $250 
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  • Jeanne Wesley 
    • $25 
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  • Deb Brunett 
    • $100 
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Donations For Bridget 
Hilo, HI
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