2013-04-01 / Front Page

Harpswell girl, 6, hurt while skiing

Money being raised for medical costs
The Associated Press


JESSICA WALKER JESSICA WALKER HARPSWELL

People are banding together to help the family of a 6-year-old girl who was injured in a ski accident.

Jessica Grace Walker, of Harpswell, lost control and hit a tree while skiing last Monday with her family at Sugarloaf ski resort in western Maine.

The girl’s aunt said Jessica suffered a serious head injury, but could have been killed if she hadn’t been wearing a helmet.

As Jessica recovers at Maine Medical Center, Harpswell residents are helping raise money to help the family pay for medical expenses.

A benefit supper and silent auction are planned at the Harpswell Community School on Friday night. A Facebook page has also been set up under Jessica’s name to provide updates.

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