Rustin High School Raises Money For Injured Senior

Rustin High School Raises Money For Injured Senior

More than $9,000 was raised at a recent fundraiser to help injured Rustin High School senior Madeline Duffy, who was partially paralyzed following a car accident last November.  

Students and the community came together on February 24th to help out the Duffy family. The family is dealing with mounting medical bills as a result of the accident.

With generous donations from area businesses and individuals, students designed and built an 18-hole miniature golf course on the first floor of Rustin High School.  The greens fee was $5 per person.  All proceeds from the event went to the non-profit organization Help Hope Live, which in turn gave the money to the Duffy Family.

"The best part of the evening for me was seeing Maddie's mom smile at the support for her daughter," said David Richard, a Rustin teacher who organized the event.  "By the end of the night, she was relaxed and joking.  It is little respites that keep one going at difficult times."

Madeline Duffy is currently undergoing extensive rehabilitation and hopes to complete her senior year at Rustin. 

A fundraising page has been set up on on Madeline's behalf.  Please click on the link below for more information or to make a donation.  

For more information, please contact Ms. Jennifer Neill, Digital Communications Coordinator, West Chester Area School District at 484-266-1170 or