Emily Malewitz, of Millis, Mass. underwent three hours of surgery today and is still listed in critical condition.

Malewitz, 10, was injured when a tree fell on her tent at Flat Rock Bridge Family Resort during a powerful thunderstorm Monday night. The Lebanon Rescue Department reported that while she is still on a respirator and is being monitored closely, but the family has been told she should make a full recovery.

Volunteers with the Lebanon Rescue Department have begun working with the family to raise funds while Malewitz continues to recover at Maine Medical Center, which is expected to last several weeks.

“During tragic times like this, communities come together and we are hoping to be able to help them in a huge way,” Assistant Chief Jason Cole said.

While the family has received support from the hospital, costs have been adding up, Cole said.

An online account has been set up on Paypal, allowing people to make credit card donations. Visit www.lebanonrescue.com and click on Emily Malewitz’s photo, which links to the website.

“In the first hour, we received about $200 in donations on our secure internet website from several families. Every dollar helps,” Chief Smantha J. Cole said.

Those interested in contributing to the fund, should send donations to Lebanon Rescue Department, Attn: Emily Fund, 323 Depot Road, Lebanon, ME 04027. For more information, call Cole at 608-5615.

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