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Donations pour in to support recovery of 13-year-old girl critically injured in Middleton stabbing

“Her recovery will be lengthy and extremely difficult.”

Andrea Salvaggio GoFundMe

Friends and strangers alike are rallying around a 13-year-old girl from Middleton who was critically injured when authorities say she was stabbed by her father last week.

A GoFundMe page for Andrea Salvaggio has garnered more than $107,459 in donations in just a day, with more than a thousand people contributing to the fundraiser. 

The money will go toward supporting the 13-year-old’s recovery, according to a description on the page. 

“Andrea has sustained many physical and emotional injuries and has a long road of recovery ahead,” the fundraiser reads. “Andrea is an amazing athlete that has a lot of energy! She has a tremendous passion for dance and cheerleading and has recently excelled at softball, track, and volleyball. Unfortunately, it is unclear if Andrea will have full mobility in her legs, hands, and back due to this devastating event.”

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With the ordeal she has gone through, the organizer of the fundraiser wrote that the teen’s “strength, bravery, and determination” are shining through.

“Her recovery will be lengthy and extremely difficult,” they wrote. “Let’s surround her with continuous love and support.”

The 13-year-old is being treated at Boston Children’s Hospital where she remains in critical but stable condition, according to authorities.

Paul Salvaggio, 54, is accused of stabbing both his 13-year-old daughter and his wife on the morning of April 8. The Essex County District Attorney’s office said police responded to a 911 call from the 54-year-old’s wife reporting the stabbing. 

Officers responding to the scene took Paul Salvaggio into custody. His 13-year-old daughter was initially rushed to Beverly Hospital, before being transported to Boston Children’s. His wife was treated and released from Beverly Hospital for her injuries. 

The DA’s office said the woman was stabbed when she tried to protect her daughter. 

Paul Salvaggio was arraigned last week on charges of assault and battery on a child with substantial injury; assault and battery with a dangerous weapon causing serious bodily injury; and two counts of armed assault with intent to murder. 

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He was held without bail pending a dangerousness hearing, scheduled for Friday.

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