New Hampshire Lynching Update: Supporters Raise Thousands for Biracial Boy and His Family After Hanging Attack

An online campaign has raised more than $25,000 out of its $40,000 goal for a young biracial boy in New Hampshire who was seriously injured in what his family says was a racially motivated attack.  

Hundreds of donors have contributed to the account to raise money through the Go-Fund-Me site in the past two days for the 8-year-old boy and his family, whose story has gone viral on social media within the past few weeks.

On August 28, the boy, who goes by the name of Quincy, was injured while playing with his 11-year-old sister at a house in Claremont, New Hampshire. While they were outside, four local white teenagers called him racial slurs, encouraged him to put a rope around his neck, and then pushed him off of a picnic table, his maternal grandmother Lorrie Slattery told Newsweek in an interview on Tuesday. 

She also alleged that local police did not take the investigation seriously until after it was posted on social media and went viral. The police refute this account.

The boy’s sister said the four teens ran off and left him hanging. He released himself from the rope and he was rushed him to a local hospital. From there, he was airlifted to Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center where he was treated for his injuries, Slattery said. 

The fundraising campaign, organized by Christine Curtin Savala, says on its webpage it's intended to raise "supportive resources" for the family. "Quincy and his sister have both suffered extreme psychological trauma as a result of this racially motivated crime. Psychotherapy is the most effective form of treatment for healing from the effects of trauma," the site says. "Quincy, his sister and family need therapy and emotional support to begin the long healing process in front of them."

Local activists and community members have rallied around the boy and his family. On Tuesday night, local clergy held a prayer vigil for the boy and expressed their support. 

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