Jul 21, 2016 7:45 PM

Teachers start fund to bring NH couple home after motorcycle crash in Canada

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HAMPTON - A local couple that was involved in a serious motorcycle accident during a trip to Canada has been flown to a Boston hospital thanks to the kindness of their community and complete strangers.

Molly McCoy and Ben Cole were in critical condition following a head on crash with an SUV. Both were treated at a hospital in Halifax Nova Scotia but their family and friends were determined to get them closer to home for their recovery.

Two of Molly's former teachers started a GofundMe page to raise the $33,000 needed to fly them to boston. The Family was humbled by the support people in New Hampshire and beyond.

"There’s people on there who’s names I can’t pronounce from places I never been to or thought of going," said Jenna Nadeau.

The fund quickly exceeded the $33,000.

And while Molly was released from the ICU today, the road to recovery for each of them could be long and challenging. Molly and Ben will likely need money for rehab and home modifications. Some of the money will also help support family members who visit them during their recovery at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston.

Any money left over will likely be used to start a foundation to teach people the importance of wearing helmets and proper gear on a motorcycle. According to doctors, protective gear and helmets are why Ben and Molly are alive today.

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