Friday, February 25, 2011

Full Circle Coupons Fundraiser for Local Crash Survivor Launches

Fundraiser for Local Crash Survivor Launches

A local man is working to recover from injuries sustained in a head-on car crash in December while his family works to raise funds to pay for his escalating medical bills. Many friends and family members have donated money directly to Nathaniel Bibaud’s family, but starting this week, Full Circle Coupons is giving Seacoast residents the opportunity to help this Sanborn Regional High School graduate while saving money at the local retailers they use every day.
The Nathaniel Bibaud Recovery Fund is launching a fundraiser with Full Circle Coupons, a website that features discounts to locally-owned businesses on the Seacoast. When someone buys a year-long membership for $25, $12 of it goes directly to Nathaniel’s recovery fund.
“We’ve been overwhelmed with the love and support we’ve received from so many people in the community,” said Nathaniel’s mother, Deidre McCarty, “but this is just the beginning of his journey.”
Bibaud, who was working as a graphic designer in St. Croix when he suffered a broken vertebrae and dislocated spine in the December car crash, had emergency spinal surgery and though he has made tremendous progress in a short two months at Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital, he is currently at a quadriplegic functioning level.
“He has regained limited use of his arms, and is doing far better than the doctors originally predicted. He is in good spirits, especially with all the outpouring of love he’s received,” his mother said.
 Shortly before the crash, Nathaniel was released from his father’s health insurance plan, making his already challenging recovery financially difficult as well. Nathaniel’s father, Richard, a resident of Newton, is working to revamp his two-car garage into an apartment Nathaniel can transition into after his rehabilitation is complete.
“We’re so happy to play a role in aiding Nathaniel’s recovery,” Brett Bogart, Full Circle Coupons’ founder said. “It’s a perfect example of why our business operates through fundraising organizations – because we wanted a business that would sustain our family, help the local economy, and do great things in the community. We don’t have the money to donate to every worthwhile organization, but we can help tremendously through Full Circle.”
As of this week, Full Circle Coupons members receive access to over $12,000 in discounts from 162 locally-owned Seacoast merchants, and those numbers will continue to grow throughout the year. Members pay $25 for a year’s access to the website, whose mission includes creating a full circle of benefits for New Hampshire communities and the residents who inhabit them.
To become a member and support the Nathaniel Bibaud Recovery Fund or any of the other charitable and non-profit organizations fundraising through Full Circle Coupons, visit

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