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Eau Claire family connects Charlie Sheen with teen injured at WI Dells


Eau Claire (WQOW) - A Florida teenager who plummeted one hundred feet from a Wisconsin Dells amusement park ride is getting some help from actor Charlie Sheen.  A family friend from here in Eau Claire, helped make it happen. 

Three years ago, Teagan Marti suffered brain, spine, and other serious injuries when a safety net failed to catch her. The Wilgus family from Eau Claire saw it on the news and then reached out to Teagan's family. Since then, they have held a number of fundraiser's in Teagan's name, and reached out to celebrities for financial help: including Oprah and Charlie Sheen.  This week, Sheen responded by calling the family directly and wiring $10,000 dollars for a therapy dog for Teagan.

Eau Claire resident Grace Wilgus says, "He called us and said "Hello, this is Charlie Sheen."  We just were all,cause my mom had it on speaker, we were all shocked and really surprised.  But he was really personal and very, very nice."

A year ago, the family drove down to Florida to meet Teagan. "It was very, very exciting and very scary at first.  But then we got to meet her and she is very friendly and very warm and welcoming," says Eau Claire resident Mikaela Wilgus

WQOW News 18 spoke to Teagan's mom, Julie, over the phone Friday, who says she can't believe the kindness that is coming from a complete stranger. She also says they are planning to name the therapy dog Charlie.

More fundraiser's are being planned as the medical bills for Teagan's family pile up. To find out how you can help, visit miracles4teagan.com

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