Sylvia Monroe has spent the past eight months recovering from an accident, but after undergoing seven surgeries, she still has one more ahead of her.
The 24-year-old Gloucester resident, a Mathews High School graduate, was in a car accident last July that almost caused the loss of her left arm. The Mathews community is stepping up to help out with her expenses, with a fundraiser scheduled for May 2.
Monroe said she was traveling on Route 14 to go to her job at a bank in Kilmarnock when she came up suddenly on a truck towing a trailer with no brake lights that was stopped in the middle of the road. She swerved to avoid the trailer, but hit it and over-corrected, flipping her car over. Her left forearm got pinned under her car and she suffered an injury that tore away the muscles and tendons. She also suffered a minor concussion.
After the accident, Monroe said a good Samaritan, Ginger Hogge, came to her car to help her and to stay with her until the rescue squad arrived.“She p...
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