Woman Organizes Fundraiser for Boy Injured in Maine Mom’s Suicide

Two-year-old Enoch McGovern was thrown from his mother's arms when she stepped in front of a truck

Enoch McGovern

A Maine woman, heartbroken over photos of a toddler seriously injured in a tragic incident last week, is organizing a fundraiser on his behalf.

Maine State Police said 26-year-old Heidi McGovern, of Lee, was holding her 2-year-old son, Enoch, when she stepped in front of a truck on Interstate 95 just north of Lincoln on Thursday.

McGovern was instantly killed. Police said her son was thrown from her arms and away from the truck, landing in the passing lane of the highway.

Heidi McGovern's death was ruled a suicide.

According to WCSH-TV, Canaan resident Linda Dunbar doesn't know the family but saw pictures of Enoch in his hospital bed at Northern Light Eastern Maine Medical Center and was heartbroken. She said she wanted to do something to help so she began rallying people via social media.

After dozens of correspondence, Dunbar said strangers plan to send money or gifts to Enoch and his 10-month-old brother. Dunbar is directing those who want to donate to send their gifts to the hospital.

If you or someone you know needs help, call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255.

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