Funds being raised for family of student struck by vehicle

Published: Aug. 29, 2014 at 3:38 AM CDT|Updated: Sep. 5, 2014 at 3:38 AM CDT
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MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) - The Capitol Heights Middle School student who was injured while crossing Atlanta Highway and Federal Drive earlier this week was still in critical condition Thursday night. But several of his peers and teachers in the district are busy collecting money to help relieve some of the financial burden on his family.

One school made a special check presentation during halftime of the Capitol Heights Middle School and Brewbaker Middle School football game Thursday night.

"And so our student body, SGA representatives got together in the last couple of days and was able to raise $567," said Brewbaker Middle School Principal Cameron Whitlow.

Capitol Heights Principal Glenda Harrison says the outpouring of concern and financial support for the student has been overwhelming

"Montgomery has a heart and they are reaching deep down in their hearts to support this family. This family had an unfortunate situation to happen to them, and we want to show them that yes, we are behind you, we support you. We want to do whatever it takes to ease your burden. We have the entire MPS family who has been emailing me, telling me they are going to bring donations by and have been bringing donations by," Harrison said.

Harrison says she has been working hard to make sure this student's family is close by their loved one as he fights for his life.

"The family so far is residing in the Ronald McDonald House in Birmingham. I was able to contact the social worker at the children's hospital, make contact with her. We contacted the Ronald McDonald House and we made it happen. They had one room left, and they reserved it for the family," Harrison said.

Harrison will be traveling to Birmingham Friday to give the family the first round of donations.

If you would like to donate, please call Capital Height School at 334-260-1000.

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