CRESTVIEW — Donors have contributed $750 of the $2,000 requested for a DeFuniak Springs resident injured in a June 29 accident.
The daughter of Priscilla Grubbs of Crestview, Sheana Moran was on her way to her mom's house to pick up her two daughters and sister when the three-vehicle wreck occurred at the intersection of Camellia Avenue and U.S. Highway 90.
Moran, 26, said her boss started the fundraiser, listed at https://www.gofundme.com/sejna-helping-a-beautiful-soul, to help her purchase a replacement after her car was totaled in the wreck.
"I thank everyone for supporting me and all the donations. This will really mean a lot," she said.
She spent a week in the hospital and three days in rehabilitation before going home to recuperate.
"I have a broken, right-side wrist; a laceration on my right knee from one side to the other, down to the bone; and a broken, right ankle. They had to go in on both sides of my ankle because it just wasn't broken; it was shattered," Moran said.
She can't bear weight on her right side and uses a platform walker and a wheelchair to get around.
Her sister, Leslie Moran, who lives with her, has been her caretaker.
"I have a three-month-old of my own. Sometimes I'm not able to tend to her when she's crying when I'm assisting Sheana in her daily routines such as bathing, dressing, doing her hair, sometimes have to assist toileting her, etc. I also have to take care of her two kids as well as my own. I take care of all responsibilities in the home as well: cooking, cleaning, laundry, etc.
"At the end of the day, even though life isn't a walk in the park right now, all that matters to me and the rest of my family is that Sheana is alive," Leslie said.
Sheana said her surgeon wanted her to wait until late August or September to return to work. As the main provider and currently the only person with transportation at her home, Sheana wanted to go back to work earlier.
She returned to work July 30 instead, as the last check she received from her job otherwise was July 27.
The Florida Highway Patrol issued her a citation for careless driving after the accident. She disputes the FHP's account and hired an attorney.
"The only reason I am fighting this is because even though I don't remember the accident, I know from the evidence ... that (some witness statements were) not true ... it just makes me wonder how many other people have wrongly been charged," Sheana said.