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5K lends support to Alto resident

POSTED: August 4, 2011 12:30 a.m.

A family fun run and 5K will help raise funds for Alto resident Haley Scott. The first Haley's Miracle 5K & City Park Fun Run benefit will be held Aug. 6 at City Park in Cornelia.

Scott, a graduate of Habersham Central High School and an avid soccer player, was in a single-car accident on the night of April 30.

After doing all the doctors could, preparations were made to donate her organs when an incredible thing happened: Scott regained consciousness.

Now several months and numerous surgeries later, Scott is undergoing physical therapy at the Shepherd Center in Atlanta.

"Friends and neighbors really wanted to help the Scott family with bills, and this is just one of many fundraisers we've held," said Spencer Carr, a family friend.

Scott's mother Donna, a teacher in Gwinnett County, and her father Terry, a FedEx employee, both had to take time away from work to care for Haley.

The Scotts' neighbor, Barbara King, and Sandy Foster, who attends church with the Scotts, helped organize Saturday's 5K and fun run. Families are encouraged to come out and walk the dog, push a stroller or just cheer for others.

Several businesses have donated prizes to be raffled off after the race.

The fun starts at 7:30 a.m. at the Cornelia Community Center, Wyly St., Cornelia. Registration is $25 for the 5K and $15 for the fun run. A limited number of T-shirts will be available on race day.

Contact Spencer Carr at spencer@CarrandGibbs.com or Sandy Foster at 706-754-9231, ext. 313 for more information. Haley's Miracles also has a facebook page.



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