Toy drive held in remembrance of toddler who died following Flanders DWI crash

An ambulance corps honored the life of Gracelyn Perkowski, the pre-schooler who died last Sunday following a crash in Flanders.
The Flanders Northhampton Volunteer Ambulance Corps responded to the accident and decided to do something special in honor of the little girl by having people donate toys to Stony Brook University Children's Hospital.
Police say Perkowski was not in a child safety seat when her mother, Amy Wesolowski, crashed into another car on Flanders Road on Jan. 13.
Police arrested and charged Wesolowski with driving while impaired by drugs and aggravated DWI, and now those charges could be upgraded.
Police arrested and charged Wesolowski with driving while impaired by drugs and aggravated DWI, and now those charges could be upgraded.
Members of the ambulance corps who were on the scene that day said they were deeply affected by the tragic crash.
"It's heartbreaking. I have a 4-year-old little girl myself, so seeing her ...it was just hard," said EMT Miranda Schultz.
"There was a lot of emotions on scene and it kind of carries over and we're praying for the family," said Chief Mark Dunleavy.
Besides honoring the life of Perkowski, volunteers hope the toy drive gives back to other kids at the same hospital where she was treated.
"Donating all the toys to Stony Brook University Children's Hospital…This going to be a good remembrance of her by touching other kids’ lives,” said Captain Christopher Fleming.
In addition, the volunteers collected cash donations for the family and matched the first $500 received.
If you would like to donate a new toy, the drive continues Sunday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Flanders Northampton Volunteer Ambulance Corps in Flanders.