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Campus Car Accident Becomes Blessing in Disguise

By Caroline Ryan
News Editor

On Oct. 17, sophomore art therapy major Jessica Faiella was involved in a car accident with another student on campus. The accident took place near the Tilles Center around 10 a.m. Public Safety was called to the scene.screen-shot-2016-11-09-at-12-06-50-am

Faiella hit her head during the collision, which also totaled her car. She was taken to a local hospital for evaluation, where she mentioned a bump on her neck that she had noticed prior to the car accident.

Upon further testing, the doctors discovered Faiella has stage two Hodgkins Lymphoma. Faiella took a medical leave from school this semester to begin intense chemotherapy.

Maddison Cassese, a close friend of Faiella’s, set up a GoFundMe page to help Faiella’s family raise money for her medical expenses, and to make Faiella a wig made of her own hair. Donations can be made at: medical-bill-fund-2wef9c4

Editor’s Note:

A Pioneer reporter visited the office of Public Safety to review the campus crime log several times last week. Although a federal law called the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act requires all campus crimes and incidents to be reported and available for public inspection within two business days, there was no record of Faiella’s Oct. 17 car accident in the crime log. A Public Safety representative said if an incident report was filed, they will be adding it to the Crime Blotter, but declined further comment on the matter.

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