SCHS alum Barrow battling back from serious car wreck

SCHS alum Barrow battling back from serious car wreck

The family of a recent Sandy Creek alum needs help bringing their daughter home. On September 8, just two weeks into her first semester at Missouri Valley College, 18-year-old Maggie Barrow’s Dodge Ram truck traveled off the road through a guardrail, flipped and hit a tree, throwing her from the truck.
Initially, she could not move her arms or legs. She is improving, but there is a long way to go. She’s now smiling, she can wiggle her feet, and she knows her name is Maggie, but she does not know her last name.
Her family is trying to get her back home to Georgia to the Shepherd Center, a facility specializing in traumatic brain and spinal injuries. The flight home will cost $9,000 itself because she needs a medical flight. The pilot, staff, and plane will be donated, but they still need to pay for the fuel. Once she’s home, there is still so much more the family will need help with. They have been by her side ever since the wreck, and the medical bills won’t stop coming anytime soon.
You can contribute to help Maggie and her family by making a donation at www.gofundme.com/maggiebarrow. In less than two weeks, more than half of the $10,000 goal has already been raised. With a little more help, Maggie can move that much farther on the road to recovery.

Christopher Dunn

Managing Editor Christopher Dunn has been with the Fayette County News since 2011, in addition to running Fayette Victory magazine. He is a graduate of Fayette County schools, as well as a graduate of Georgia State University with a degree in journalism. Follow him on twitter @fayettesports.