Oct 14, 2014 4:01 PM
Support pouring in for Seabrook child hospitalized with suspected case of Enterovirus
SEABROOK - One day 13 year old Dan Dugan was complaining of a headache, then he had some flu-like symptoms. Close to two weeks later he collapsed after his legs gave out.
Now Dan is at Boston's Tufts Children's Medical Center. All the signs seem to point to Enterovirus D-68, but test results still aren't back to confirm that.
Doctors say Dan's suffered permanent muscle and nerve damage to his legs and an arm.
At his hometown of Seabrook, the support is overwhelming. The community coming together with a number of fundraisers to help the Dugan family with their medical bills, and there's an outpouring of well wishes.
New Hampshire Health and Human Services shows there have been 75 suspected enterovirus D-68 cases from Sept. 1 through Oct. 9. 11 of those cases are confirmed.
Several children in Denver who tested positive for D-68 developed limb weakness or paralysis, but it hasn't yet been confirmed that D68 caused those neurological symptoms.
If you would like to help the family, you can send a donation to the Dan Dugan Fund, c/o Pat's Towing, P.O. Box 2638, Seabrook, NH 03874.