Family of injured Lee boy releases statement thanking the community for support

Published: Oct. 16, 2018 at 3:07 PM EDT
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Two year old Enoch McGovern suffered serious injuries when he and his mother were involved in a tragic crash.

Authorities say Enoch's mother, 26 year old Heidi McGovern, left notes behind at home before she stepped in front of a tanker truck on I-95 near Lincoln earlier this month. Her death was ruled a suicide.

Enoch was thrown from her arms, away from the truck, and landed in the passing lane of the highway. He has been hospitalized since the crash.

His family, through the staff at EMMC, released this statement:

“The family of Enoch McGovern wishes to share our deep and sincere gratitude and appreciation for the outpouring of support for our sweet boy and entire family. The prayers, cards, gifts, and well wishes have helped our family heal and come together during an extremely difficult time. Enoch continues to improve and our attention now has turned to Enoch’s recovery and ensuring we continue to promote a healing environment for the very real work ahead. During this time, we respectfully request space and privacy for our family as we focus on Enoch and the journey ahead.

Enoch has received many gifts over the past week, much more than any child could ever imagine, and for this we are eternally grateful. We would be honored if those wishing to provide a toy or gift would consider making a donation to The Salvation Army’s Angel Tree program in Enoch’s name, so other children can be graced with the same warmth Enoch has felt over the past week. Toy donations can be directed to The Salvation Army at 65 South Park Street in Bangor, ME 04401. In time, once he is better, we will find a way to ensure Enoch knows the breadth and depth of your support and love. Folks who wish to donate to Enoch’s medical care can do so through our gofundme page.”