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Rutland restaurant hosting fundraiser for Stephanie Schaffer

Rutland, Vt. - Applebee’s Bar and Grill in Rutland is sponsoring a fundraiser Wednesday to help local resident Stephanie Schaffer’s road to recovery.

Schaffer, 22, lost both of her legs when a tour boat exploded in the Bahamas on June 30.

Schaffer, her mother, teenage sister and stepfather were among 12 people on the small tour boat off the coast of Exuma July 1, killing a woman and injuring nine others. Schaffer has undergone about 10 surgeries, her mother, Stacey Schaffer Bender, told ABC News recently.

The fundraiser will go from 4:00 pm to 9:00 pm at the Applbees at 225 Woodstock Avenue in Rutland, Vt.


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