Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Almost $90,000 Collected for Quebec Woman with Arms and Legs Amputated after Crash

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Almost $90,000 Collected for Quebec Woman with Arms and Legs Amputated after Crash

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Almost $90,000 collected for Quebec amputee

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MONTREAL - A young Quebec woman whose arms and legs were amputated after she was electrocuted following a car crash on Christmas Day underwent further surgery in Montreal on Friday.

Sabryna Mongeon, 18, had extensive amputation surgery soon after the crash, but her older sister, Samantha Mongeon, 21, said doctors later determined they also needed to remove Sabryna's upper left arm.

Samantha said her sister was in a coma and would have to undergo dialysis treatment because of kidney failure, however, doctors considered her condition to be stable.

A fundraising campaign had collected nearly $90,000 as of Friday evening and organizers were targeting $200,000.

Mongeon lost control of her vehicle Christmas morning and hit a hydro pole in western Quebec. Electrical wires fell on the car and she was shocked by 14,500 volts when she exited the vehicle. …

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