Fundraiser set for hit-and-run victim
by The Press and Standard | August 24, 2018 5:00 pm
Last Updated: August 22, 2018 at 11:41 am
On July 28, Jeff Parrish received the phone call no parent wants to get.
His step-daughter, Heather Love, had been in a hit-and-run accident in Bryan County, Ga. The 2006 Colleton County High School graduate suffered numerous injuries from being hit by the car as she was walking: a severed femoral artery, punctured lung, shredded bladder, liver lacerations, broken fingers, spinal fractures, a shattered pelvis, facial fractures including a broken nose, a broken wrist, four fractured ribs and a Morel Lavallee lesion (a result of abrupt separation of skin and subcutaneous tissue from the underlying connective tissue) on her upper thigh.
She is still in ICU at Memorial Health Hospital in Savannah, and her recovery will be long, hard and expensive.
To help, the family has set up a GoFundMe page, “Heather Love Medical Expenses Fund,” as well as an account at South State Bank.
A barbecue fundraising dinner will be held at the Walterboro Elks Lodge (where Parrish is bartender) on Sept. 21 from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Plates are $10 and will include barbecued pork, hash and rice, baked beans and cole slaw.
Tickets are available at Lowcountry Marine, Infinger’s Jewelry and the Elks Lodge. For information call Parrish at 843-909-4116.