When first responder Laz Ojeda first saw Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School student Maddy Wilford, he thought the 17-year-old was dead.

After nudging Wilford, she made signs of life and was rushed to hospital, saved from becoming one one of the 17 individuals who lost their lives in the shooting earlier this month.

Donald Trump visited Wilford in hospital and photos of the meeting were shared by the Trump campaign on social media.

It has also been reported by CNN that Trump's re-election team used an image of Wilford in an email asking recipients to donate money to the Trump/Pence campaign.

A family friend has now set up a fundraising page to help the Wilford family with ongoing medical costs.

Robert Meaders, a school friend of Maddy Wilford's mother, Missy, wrote:

As the situation has evolved, we find the need to be greater and greater.  Maddy's road to recovery will be arduous for her and her mother.

All funds collected will go directly to Missy to meet her needs in the coming weeks, months, and even years as immediate needs are taken care of and Maddy's recovery take precedent.  

You can donate to Maddy Wilford's GoFundMe page here and the Stoneman Douglas Victim's Fund here.

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