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Vigil for Cumberland teen seriously hurt in Middleboro crash

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Hundreds of friends and family gathered at Diamond Hill State Park on Monday, praying for a Cumberland teenager seriously hurt in a crash last week.

On July 5, 17 year-old Cameron Faria was on his way to work when the pick-up truck he was driving in rolled over on I-495 in Middleboro. Three good samaritans rushed to help, as Faria and another passenger were trapped in the fiery wreck.

Faria is now in a coma at a Boston hospital.

On Monday, the Cumberland community joined in a candlelight vigil, as they were hoping and praying for the teen to pull through.

Many in the large crowd wore green showing support for brain injury awareness.

"He has the biggest smile you could ever see. Every time you see him he just makes you happy," said one of Faria's best friends Andrew Cote. "He was there for me when I didn't know anyone."

Cameron's brothers took the stage at the service, thanking the community for the support for their brother they call a fighter.

"Seeing my little brother like that is the worst thing to ever happen to me in my life. And I can tell you it's the worst thing to happen to anyone in my family in their life," said Cameron's older brother Dylan.

"That fighting helped him grow stronger and helped me grow stronger and that will help him get through this," said Cameron's younger brother Aiden. "If you're here for me right now and you're here for my family, you mean something."

A GoFundMe page was set up that raised more than $30,000 to help the family financially during this difficult time.

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