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Community Creates New Home For Girl Paralyzed In Shooting

Posted at 12:11 PM, Nov 16, 2018
and last updated 2018-11-16 18:29:22-05

LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) – Amya Catching, a young girl who has bravely faced adversity, is getting ready to settle into her new home.

It’s been over a year since Catching was shot while staying at a friend’s home for a sleepover. The 12-year-old was paralyzed but her positive outlook inspired people around the city. Several organizations have gotten together to build a home for Amya that is specifically equipped for her paraplegic needs.

The lay out is all open to help her get around with her wheelchair. BIA Cares, a part of the Home Builders Association of Lexington says they’ve raised almost $200,000 to build this home.

Ashley HomeStore also provided the furniture for the home.