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Nov 26, 2012 10:26 PM

Richmond Centre Chick-fil-A Set To Hold Fundraiser Tuesday For Injured Employee

Nearly a month after a serious car accident, a young woman is still fighting for her life in the ICU at UK Hospital. On Tuesday, Chick-fil-A in Richmond, where 23-year-old Naomi Hetrick worked, is holding a fundraiser.

Naomi Hetrick was involved in a crash along Athens-Boonesboro Road on Halloween morning. Police said Hetrick turned out in front of an on-coming suv, the impact of the crash so severe, both vehicles ended up in the median. Since the accident, Hetrick has been in the hospital.

"The amount of support we have gotten has been very amazing to me and encouraging. I think it's really what has carried us through the last month," said Louetta Hetrick, Naomi's Mother.

Louetta Hetrick, said faith and friends are helping the family pull through. The newest addition, a restaurant where her son and daughter are employed. On Tuesday, the Chick-fil-A at Richmond Centre, is giving 10-percent of their sales to the Hetrick family, to help with medical expenses.

"Her brother has worked for us for over a year, Jedidiah, and so we just consider them a big part of this family and so that's what we do, you just pitch in and help each other," explained Heather Redick, the Owner and Operator of Richmond Centre's Chick-fil-A.

At this time we're told Hetrick is still in a-coma.


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