NEW YORK (AP) — Friends of a Virginia man who lost part of his leg after stepping on a firework in Central Park have started an online fundraiser to help with his medical expenses.
The GoFundMe campaign for Connor Golden has a goal of $50,000. As of Tuesday afternoon, the appeal had raised over $41,000.
Golden, a college student at the University of Miami, was in Central Park on July 3 with some friends. He stepped on a rock covering the homemade explosive and lost his lower left leg and foot.
The blast could be heard for blocks.
Police said the explosive was homemade, likely by someone who had some knowledge of chemistry. They didn’t believe it was meant to intentionally hurt anyone.
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