Students raise money for classmate injured in DUI crash - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

Students raise money for classmate injured in DUI crash

Kara Holden (Source: Holden family) Kara Holden (Source: Holden family)
MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) - The man accused of killing Rachel Lynch and Maddie Kruse in a DUI crash is also responsible for injuring Kara Holden. She remains in the hospital, and that means she has a costly road to recovery. But her classmates at Briarcrest Christian School are stepping up to help her.
"It was definitely a shock when we found out, but my immediate thought was 'how can I help?' And a lot of the girls had the same idea, we just didn't know what we could do to help,” said Ruth Wiggins, a member of the class of 2016.

Wiggins and her classmates wanted to help after this crash took the lives of two and sent classmate Kara Holden to the hospital with a broken collarbone and ribs, a punctured lung and swelling on her spinal cord. 
"There's two other girls that survived this crash and the emotional toll that it takes, I just can't even imagine. And the toll those families are taking,” said Wiggins. 
That's how “Karing for Kara” began.  The group is using the Briarcrest website to help Kara's family with medical expenses as she recovers. In just a few days, the group has raised $3,000 and counting.
"When something like this happens, it's humanity to just respond in a way that says come together. What can we do to bring each other
together and remember the fact that life is so short and it is so fragile?” said Wiggins. "It's a moment where you're able to come together for something greater, and coming together to change somebody's life."
No amount is too small, and all the money will help Kara. but more than anything, the Briarcrest community needs prayer, Wiggins says.

"Just if you guys could keep all the families in prayer. They are dealing with a lot right now,” said Wiggins.

In addition, a benefit concert is planned for Wednesday, June 9, at 7 p.m. at Sparks Chapel.  The proceeds from the concert will go to help Kara and her family.
If you'd like to donate to the cause, visit In the designation box, be sure to click on “Karing for Kara.”

Copyright 2015 WMC Action News 5. All rights reserved.      

Powered by Frankly