Woman Working To Make Christmas Extra Special For Area Children

By: Jeff Allen Email
By: Jeff Allen Email

She's doing everything she can to make it a good Christmas for as many children as possible. But just weeks ago, a Harlan County woman was thrown through a windshield and over 25 feet from her car after a serious accident.

Connie Partin says she doesn't remember much from that Sunday in October when she says a truck crashed right into the car she was in. Connie was thrown through the back window and out onto Highway 119.

"I just remember when they put me in the ambulance," Connie said.

Connie is now home recovering from a broken pelvis and a broken hip, but not a broken heart.

"I may not do everything I used to do, but I can still wrap those toys," she said.

Connie helps sort and wrap gifts every year for the Empty Stocking Fund which delivers hundreds of gifts to children who otherwise may have nothing under the tree.

"It makes me feel like I'm doing my part to give them a good Christmas," Connie said.

Muggins Bennett leads the Empty Stocking Fund and was surprised when Connie still wanted to help out this year. He says he can't deliver gifts to her house fast enough.

"I thought she was going to tell me she couldn't do it and she said no, they're wrapped bring me some more," Muggins said.

"I had always helped in it. I didn't want to be left out this year, so I was determined to do my part and do what I could do," Connie said.

Because the accident may broken many things, but her heart and passion to help children this Christmas is still very much intact.

For more information on how you can donate money to the Empty Stocking Fund, you can also call Muggins Bennett at (606) 589-5310. You can also send your donations to:

The Tri-Cities Empty Stocking Fund
P.O. Box 534
Cumberland, Ky. 40823.

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