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Josie’s 5-K run to raise funds for injury

Kyle Lovern kovern@civitasmedia.com

October 3, 2013

SOUTH WILLIAMSON — A fund raising 5-K race/walk will be held to help raise money for 19-year old Josie Dillon, who was severely injured in a car accident.


Josie was paralyzed from the chest down after being ejected from her vehicle in an accident back in July of this year. The wreck occurred on U.S. 119 near Goody, Ky.


Dillon is currently hospitalized at Charleston Area Medical Center (CAMC) and has been undergoing physical rehabilitation.


She does not have any medical insurance so the bills are mounting up.


The Tug Valley Road Runners Club decided to have a charity 5-K run/walk to help raise money for the family to help with the medical bills.


All of the proceeds go to her medical recovery. Josie is a graduate of Belfry High School and grew up in Slater’s Branch, Ky. She is the daughter of Scott and Renee Dillon and the granddaughter of Joe and Connie Lee of South Williamson, Ky.


If things keep going as planned, the family hopes Josie will be getting out of the hospital later this month. But, she still has a long road ahead with rehab and follow-up medical visits.


The run/walk will be held in South Williamson, Ky. on Saturday, October 5. Registration is from 3:30pm - 4:45 pm at the race starting line located at 201 Central Ave South Williamson, TVRRC president David Hatfield’s home. The race will start at 5 p.m. You can pre-register at the Coal House or online.


Registration will be $20 for adults and $10 for children, you can also find out info on Facebook at Josie’s Journey. The race fee includes a free T-shirt. Donations helped pay for the shirts, so the money that is raised will go toward the funds that are being raised.