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Bake sale benefits Pa. teen

August 15, 2004|by BONNIE H. BRECHBILL

bonnieb@herald-mail.com

WAYNESBORO, Pa. - While Shawn Fogle of Waynesboro receives therapy to help him recover from a serious auto accident, his family is aiding his rehabilitation by raising money for his expenses.

Fogle's cousins, Dawn Albaugh of Waynesboro and Donna Neiderer of Taneytown, Md., held a bake sale at the Waynesboro Kmart Saturday to raise funds to assist the Fogle family with co-pays, transportation and purchasing COBRA insurance, Albaugh said.

A previous bake sale raised $1,100. With cash donations, the total raised so far is $2,600.

The women were running low on baked goods by 11:30 a.m., and already had sold out of bread and pies. Many customers bought raffle tickets for gift certificates donated by area businesses.

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"We're getting lots of cash donations," Albaugh said.

A 2003 graduate of Waynesboro Area Senior High School, Fogle, 19, is a student at Penn State Mont Alto and works in security at Landis Tool in Waynesboro.

Fogle enjoys cars, and often goes to car shows with his brother Michael, Albaugh said.

Fogle was driving a Chevrolet Blazer when the vehicle crashed June 11 on Eastern Boulevard in Hagerstown.

"There was not a scratch on his body, but he had head injuries" that put him in a coma for a few weeks, Albaugh said.

Fogle is recovering at Bryn Mawr Rehabilitation Hospital in Malvern, Pa., near Philadelphia. His mother, Milissa Fogle, is staying in the area, while his father, Thomas Fogle, travels there on weekends.

Albaugh said her cousin's condition is improving.

"He got a lot of cards, and now he's starting to open them himself," Albaugh said. "He's up in a wheelchair, and he answers 'yes' or 'no' to questions and will spell words when asked, but he doesn't know what they mean."

Albaugh added that Fogle soon will be starting speech therapy.

Donations may be sent in Shawn Fogle's name to Patriot Federal Credit Union, 10933 Buchanan Trail East, Waynesboro, PA 17268.

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