The family of a nine-year-old East Haven boy launched a fundraiser to help with his care

  The family of a nine-year-old East Haven boy launched a fundraiser to help with his care. Jace Buchanan was airlifted to Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center after he was seriously injured by a falling tree at his family’s East Haven camp in the area of Lost Nation Road and Jack Brook Road on Saturday, Sept. 3. Buchanan was rushed into surgery at DHMC to repair a serious spinal cord injury. His parents, Vicky Mead and John Buchanan, said the extent of his injuries is unknown but a long recovery is expected. Once stabilized, Buchanan will be discharged to a rehab facility in Boston or New York, the family said. Mead said “it seems as if he can feel everything above his knees along with his right foot although it’s painful when his thighs or foot are touched, he is unable to move his legs or wiggle his toes at this time.”