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BARTON â€“ On Dec. 6, 2011, Nicole and Justin Mattenâ€™s seven-year-old daughter Kaylynne Matten died. Nicole Matten blames her daughterâ€™s death to a reaction from the flu vaccine she received days before.
Since Kaylynneâ€™s passing, the Mattensâ€™ world has been turned upside down. The couple is going through a divorce and Nicoleâ€™s home is in foreclosure.
â€śWeâ€™re just trying to raise enough money to stop the foreclosure proceedings and get a loan modification so we can keep the house so the kids donâ€™t have to go through any more devastating changes,â€ť Nicole said Wednesday.
Nicole has a website where she hopes to raise some money online. Mattenâ€™s cousins Jennifer Garneau and Ashley Montague are holding a benefit dance Saturday, March 2, at Trifecta Lounge in Irasburg, from 7 p.m. until close.
The last full mortgage payment was made to the bank in April, when Matten had her baby. Nicole said she and Justin also separated that month.
For more of this story, see Friday's Newport Daily Express for Jan. 18, 2013