Day care raises money for accident victim

John P. Cleary | The Herald Bulletin Aubrey Hines claps and cheers as the amount of money raised for her mother is announced as her classmates and teachers from Applecritters Childcare & Preschool stand behind her all wearing the special t-shirts that were sold for the fundraiser. Dawn Hines was severely injured in a traffic accident more then a month ago.

ANDERSON, Ind. (WISH) – An Anderson day care is working to help the family of one of its students after a serious car crash.

Aubrey Hines has attended Applecritter’s day care for four years. The day care is selling shirts and taking donations for Aubrey’s mother Dawn, who was seriously hurt in a crash involving an unlicensed driver.

24-Hour News 8’s news gathering partner the Herald Bulletin reports Dawn was put into a medically induced coma while she recovered from brain trauma. Her husband said her motor skills and verbal responses are improving and she is able to identify her neck and leg, which were two of the badly injured body parts from the accident.

So far, the day care has raised more than $7,000 for the family. If you would like to donate to the cause, please click here.

“The people there have been incredible,” Chris Hines said. “I can’t even put it into words. They’ve been nothing but supportive.” provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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