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Skating fundraiser held for Baconton teen injured in crash

Family and friends are sending their get well wishes for a Baconton girl recovering in an Atlanta hospital after a crash in November. Tonight a South Georgia skating rink raises money for Hannah Croker's medical expenses.

Community members laced up their skates at Stardust Skate Center in Albany for their "Helping Hannah" fundraiser.

Several of Hannah's family, friends and classmates came out and paid five dollars tonight to show their support. Family members also recorded get well wishes from her friends that they plan to show Hannah as she recovers. The 14-year-old was injured in a crash in November in Worth County. She is able to move her arms and has reflexes in her legs despite doctors saying she was paralyzed from the neck down. Family members say they are thankful for the community's support.

"We're just thankful for everyone that has donated tonight and all of the previous days that this has happened or since this has happened,” said Fran Miles, Family Friend. “We wouldn't be where we are without them."

"We just feel like it's great for the community to get together and help out and just raise awareness for this family to just give them some assistance,” said Jason Watts, Stardust Manager.

The event raised more than $500. Stardust skate center presented Hannah's family with a check adding $100 more to the total.

Family members say Hannah is expected to be released from the hospital on January 27th, but will still remain in Atlanta for at least five more weeks for rehab. You can still make donations by clicking here.

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