NEW JERSEY (OCN) — She is gone but not forgotten. Five months ago on August 4, 2008, Bessie Ferguson of East Orange, NJ passed away just weeks away from her 100th birthday.
The 99-year-old great-great grandmother suffered partial paralysis (from an acute stroke) to her right side in June 2008 and was at the Kessler Institute (where actor Christopher Reeve was treated after he was paralyzed from the shoulders down in a horseback-riding accident) in West Orange, NJ where Officer Baribault is currently receiving treatment.
Ferguson’s death came 19 days after Officer Baribault was flown via a police helicopter from Nassau University Medical Center (NUMC) while she awaiting medical attention in Newark, NJ.
According to investigation, Ferguson was awaiting medical attention for over six (6) hours which unfortunately came too late.
As for Officer Baribault, he still continues to show improvement.
If you would like to make a donation yourself to the Baribault family, you could do so by sending a check to:
Kenneth and Christopher Baribault Benevolent Fund
c/o Nassau County PBA
89 East Jericho Turnpike.
New York 11501-3106