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Paying it forward, Lee County woman holds fundraiser for 14-year-old injured in crash

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Regina Raburn believes in paying it forward, and that's why she decided to help 14-year-old Hannah Croker, who was severely injured in a crash over the weekend.

Croker's mom is actually one of Regina's clients at Blond Inc. Salon.

"They had bought some raffle tickets to help out someone else in need so when this story came back to me and I realized who it was, I said what better way can we do this..How could one person be so generous to attend a fundraiser to help and then turn around and be in need and we not help them," says Regina Raburn.

On Monday she provided free haircuts and accepted donation, all of which will go the family to help with medical expenses.

"I think that if we all hold hands and squeeze a little bit tighter, we can get big things done," says Raburn.

Tammie Mitchell, who has been friends with Hannah's mom for years, said she had just opened her store when she found out about the accident.

"I shut everything down, and of course went over to the hospital to be with here," says Tammie Mitchell.

She says Hannah has a long road to recovery and is paralyzed from the neck down.

"Her mom is struggling of course wanting to be by her baby's side. She can use all the help she can get as far as financial status and everything," says Mitchell.

Hannah's two sisters were also in the truck at the time of the crash. 

The driver Mikala Hope was treated at Tallahassee Memorial Hospital, and her twin sister Angela Hope was treated and released from Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital.

Click HERE to make a donation for Hannah at her account.

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