Owen Family Fundraiser Held

An east Texas family who recently suffered devastating losses is getting help from friends and family. They held a charity car wash and bake sale for the Owen family. A year ago, a tree crashed through the roof of 11 year old Catherine Owen's friend's home.  It nearly destroying her leg.

She's in a wheelchair, and has had 14 surgeries. After a lengthy and financially draining illness, her father Robert has passed away. There's no insurance to help with her dad's funeral expenses or medical bills so friends organized help through todays events.

A fund has been set up to help the family pay for Robert's funeral. Donations can be made to any east Texas Hibernia bank in care of the Robert Wayne trust fund.