Fundraiser planned for Sidney woman

Staff report

SIDNEY — Shelby County Quarter Mania will host a fundraiser Sunday, June 4, to assist a Sidney woman who lost both legs in a car crash.

Rachelle Cooper, 20, of Sidney, was traveling with her boyfriend on Interstate 75 in Dayton on April 29 when they observed a car crash involving friends of the couple. Cooper rushed to the vehicle and was kneeling alongside the car when another vehicle hydroplaned on the interstate and struck Cooper, pinning her between the car door and the inside of the car.

According to her Facebook site, Rachelle Cooper’s Support Page, the impact cut off her left leg and crushed the shin and ankle on her right leg. The responding rescue squad was able to stop and the bleeding and save Cooper’s life.

After multiple surgeries, the decision was made to amputate her right leg. She is currently a patient at Miami Valley Hospital, Dayton.

Sunday’s fundraiser will be held in the parking lot of the Sidney Plaza beginning at 5 p.m. Tickets for raffle prizes will go on sale at 4 p.m. One of the prizes to be given away is a Glock gun, sponsored by SAS Firearms and Holsters, 1049 Riverside Drive, Sidney.

Plans also call for a bake sale and water and kool aid pouches to be sold.

Quarter Mania is a Facebook group which meets weekly to sell items they no longer want. The group picks a different charity or group each month to raise money for. This month Cooper will receive all funds raised.

Cooper’s family is raising the funds to help with the purchase of prosthetics and pay medical expenses.

For more information about Sunday’s event, call Tonya Hall, 937-489-8065.

Staff report