She was driving home from work on Friday, October 5, 2018 when a suspected drunk driver veered left of center and hit Cherell head-on. The other driver died from the accident, but miraculously Cherell survived. While she suffered no brain or vital organ trauma, her body was crushed by the impact. She has already undergone one surgical procedure to repair the right side of her body, and her doctors believe that several more surgeries will be necessary. After the operations are completed, months of rehabilitation and therapy will likely be needed.
As you may know, Cherell and her husband, Eric, have fostered several children and have worked hard to create a safe, loving environment for these at-risk kids. Eric had left his job to stay at home full-time to take care of the youngest children, causing Cherell to be the only source of income for her family. With Cherell unable to work as she recovers, her family will need all the help they can get. The need for assistance is urgent.
How can you help?
Any amount you can afford to donate will help Cherell and Eric make it through this difficult time in their lives. Funds raised will go towards medical expenses, gas for the car to travel to and from appointments, meals, and other day-to-day expenses that add up.
If a donation is not feasible but you live in the Willard/Mansfield, OH region, please consider making a meal for the family, offering to drive Cherell or Eric to appointments/the hospital/etc., or walking their dog Macy. Any assistance is most appreciated!
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