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“So many people care about this boy:” Oconomowoc salon hosts fundraiser for boy who lost arm in Christmas crash

OCONOMOWOC (CBS 58) – Dozens of people stopped by the Hair District Salon and Spa in Oconomowoc on Sunday.

"It warms my heart that to know that there are so many people that care about this little boy,” said Heather Karenz.

Karenz organized the “cut-a-thon” fundraiser to help 12 year-old Nathaniel Froemming and his family with medical expenses.

The crash happened early Christmas day, Nathaniel and his dad were driving near Highway 67 and Highway D in the Town of Ottawa when they crashed into a tree. The crash left Nathaniel needing his arm amputated. 

Karenz is hoping the money from the fundraiser can help Nathaniel get a prosthetic arm so he can get back to what he loves to do.

"Having this prosthetic arm will give him will give the ability to play the sorts he's always loved playing. He's phenomenal at baseball but he really wants to get out there and start living normally again,” said Karenz.

All of the proceeds, tips and money from the silent auction will be given to Nathaniel’s family. The family also setup a GoFundMe account three months ago and so far, they’ve raised close to $40,000.

"Hes a sweet, sweet boy and so is his family. I appreciate all the love and support we've gotten to help him deal with everything he's had to go through,” said Karenz.

If you’d like to donate, click here.


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