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On October 13th, 2013, Martha Childress and her friend, visiting from Clemson University, went to the see the Hunter Hayes concert in Columbia, SC. After the concert the two girls went to Five Points in Columbia, which is a very popular area for college students , to get some dinner after the concert. After getting dinner the two girls waited in line for a cab ride back to Childress' dorm room. While waiting for the cab, Childress was shot by a stray bullet that was fired after two men near by were fighting. The bullet was lodged into her spine causing paralysis in her legs. For now, Childress is in the early stages in a long road of recovery. 

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Martha's Story

USC freshman long road to recovery, after stray bullet causes paralysis.

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The outreach that has come from all over the state of South Carolina has been overwhelming. Both Martha and her family appreciate the love and support that has been present through this tragedy.  

Our goal is to help Martha through her recovery in any way possible. We are working on creating several ways to donate money to Martha. If you have any ideas for fundraisers please feel free to contact us.

A trust fund has been has been established to help Martha cover expenses related to her injuries sustained during the shooting. Checks can be mailed to the Martha Childress Trust Fund LLC, P.O. Box 25653, Greenville, S.C. 29616

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