Fundraiser for family of Dinwiddie student injured in crash that killed her mother

(Photo: David Wayne Cook)

DINWIDDIE COUNTY, Va. (WRIC) — Next month the community will come together to support a Dinwiddie High School student who was seriously injured in a car crash earlier this year.

Hannah Cook suffered life-threatening injuries in the crash on February 10, 2017 at Route 460 and Courthouse Road. Her mother Kim was killed as the two were driving to their house after school.

“Everything has been bittersweet. This has been the worst year of my life, and I am still dealing with everything on a daily basis,” explains Cook. “But at the same time it has brought people together, and really good things have happened too.”

A benefit yard sale will be held on Saturday, September 16 from 8:00 a.m. until noon. It is taking place at Dinwiddie Baptist Church, located at 14818 Wilkinson Road in Dinwiddie.

All money raised will help the Cook family pay medical bills and other expenses.

“Out of all the bad things that happen in the world, knowing that people want to help brings comfort and peacefulness,” says Cook. “It is also humbling because it makes you think of how much people care even if they do not personally know you.”

Cook has now recovered from her injuries and will return to school next week to begin her Junior year.

“I’ve always enjoyed school and had straight A’s,” says Cook. “I’m taking a college English course in 11th grade, and I still love math.”

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