Charette family issues statement regarding haunted hayride lawsuit

Statement from Monica and Randy Charette, Cassidy’s parents, regarding the wrongful death lawsuit

In response to high media interest in the filing of the lawsuit for the wrongful death of their daughter Cassidy Charette, Monica and Randy Charette of Oakland, Maine, issued a statement on Wednesday, July 6, 2016, through their lawyers, Jodi Nofsinger and Daniel Kagan of the Berman & Simmons law firm:

The absence of Cassidy in our lives will never heal with time, accountability, compensation, or conviction. Nothing can bring her back. The civil lawsuit we filed today is an opportunity for education and change. If it can raise awareness that will prevent even one family from enduring such an unfathomable loss, then the lawsuit is necessary and worthwhile.

Any financial compensation we receive will be thoughtfully used to extend into the world the love and compassion we know Cassidy would have given, if she were here.

In that spirit, and with support from family, friends, and our community, we are establishing the ShineOnCass Foundation. This public charity will not only sustain, but will propel Cassidy’s spirit, her hopes and dreams, far into the future.

Cassidy was unique in the way she shared genuine kindness with everyone around her. Very early in life, she found her passion was simply, and humbly, caring for others. We are heartbroken for her many friends, and most especially her brother, Colby, whose future with his only sibling and best friend will never be. What we are all left with are cherished memories and wonderment of all Cass would have become, and the lives she continues to positively influence with her own.

Cass wrote her own legacy, by the words she chose, the actions she took and the love she shared.

Her legacy will Shine On.

Members of the media seeking more information should contact attorney Jodi Nofsinger at Berman & Simmons. 207-784-3576; jnofsinger@bermansimmons.wpengine.com

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