Newport Girl with Severe Disabilities Receives New Safety Bed

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NEWPORT - You may think of your bed as being one of the safest places you could be, well for several years that hasn't been the case for one girl. Our Erin Thomas explains.
 
Kayleigh Bowman suffers from developmental and cognitive disabilities. Her whole life she has slept in a crib, but now she is 7-years-old, and in need of a new bed.
 
The purchase of Kayleigh's new bed was made possible by the Robbie Foundation, which provides adaptive equipment and other services to children with disabilities.
 
The $4,500 bed was specially designed by a Millinocket man, Patrick Cyr, and installed Thursday, where her crib once stood.
 
For her mother, who sleeps on the floor by Kayleigh's side every night, it means resting a little easier.
Erin Thomas

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Erin joined the ABC-7 and FOX Bangor news team in February 2012. She was born and raised in Presque Isle, Maine where she attended Presque Isle High School.  While in college Erin interned in the WVII news room before working as a Production Assistant.  In May of 2012, Erin received her Bachelor of Arts in Journalism from the University of Maine, along with a minor in Anthropology.  When she's not out covering local news, Erin enjoys running, skiing, visiting with family and friends, and traveling around this beautiful state.  She is especially interested in outdoor adventure so if you have a story idea, send it her way!

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