Middletown rallies around mom struck by second tragedy

MIDDLETOWN, Conn (WTNH) — A Middletown mother who lost her infant back in 2015 after his father allegedly threw him from a bridge has now suffered another tragedy. On Wednesday night, a kitchen fire destroyed nearly everything in her home.

Middletown Mayor Dan Drew put out a request to the community to help Adrianne Oyola get back on her feet.  The community heard the call.

“I came here because my son went to school with Adrianne,” said Stacy Lana of Middletown. She walked in with a bag of items to donate.

The calls and donations came into the mayor’s office all day. There were piles of bags filled with clothes, shoes, blankets, bedding and home items.

“They’ve been through so much in the last year and half,” said Mayor Dan Drew of Middletown.  “It’s something that no family should have to go through.

Drew praised the community for reaching out so quickly and generously.

“It’s a lot to deal with so anything we can do to come together and help her, we are going to do,” said Drew.

Many people who called had the same question.  What does Adrianne and her mother, who lives with her, need?

Right now, they could use:

  • Women’s pants size 14
  • Women’s medium or large shirts
  • Linens
  • Household Items
  • Toiletries
  • Nonperishable food
  • Gift Cards

The mayor says the women are set with furniture.

The donations were dropped off Friday with the hope that it brings some comfort to a young woman who has been through so much.

“I just hope they can get through this like last year and they are in my prayers,” said Lana

Donations can be brought to the Middletown Mayor’s Office at 245 deKoven Drive, Middletown, CT.

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