Bedford Co. First Responders Organize Fundraiser for One of Their Own
Bedford Co, VA - Her life revolves around helping others. From her family, and to those she meets as an emergency nurse and rescue paramedic, a young Bedford County woman is on the receiving end of special care.
Holly Hogan has been in the Neurological Intensive Care Unit at UVa for more than a week after a car accident.
Her doctors are keeping her in a medically induced coma, to give her brain time to heal.
Holly's husband Lee Hogan today has spent the last week in Charlottesville. He returned to Bedford County Sunday Night.
Lee says it was hard to leave his wife's bedside, but until she wakes up, their two small children need their daddy, and are missing their mama.
She wore cowboy boots under her wedding dress, but what makes Holly Hogan one of a kind are all the hats she wears: nurse, paramedic, mother, and wife to Lee Hogan, a Huddleston firefighter.
"She's a fighter. She's not going to give up easy. She's small, but she's a fighter," Lee Hogan said.
Together, they share a passion for helping others and two children.
The last time Holly was in a hospital bed, she was giving birth to son Timmy 6 months ago. Daughter Abby is two years old.
"She came to me the other day and just hugged me and said she wanted mama to come home. That's kind of the hardest thing right now," Lee Hogan said.
Holly received a brain injury from a car crash on December 7.
Virginia State Police say Holly was turning left from 460 onto Bethel Church Road when her car collided with an SUV.
Holly was taken from the scene to the Lynchburg General Emergency Room, the very same place where she also works as an RN.
Co-worker Ashley Bryan was in the ER when they brought Holly in.
"We never want to see one of our people on the side of what we do. When we went to UVa and talked to them they said we did everything that needed to be done. That golden hour is the most important and everything was done to the T," Bryan said.
In that golden hour, ER workers gathered around Holly's bedside with a sendoff prayer.
"She is amazing. If anything were to ever happen to me I'd want her there," Ashley said. She is helping organize a benefit for Holly Hogan.
The event will be on January 5, from 3 to 10 p.m. at the Goode Rescue Squad Building.
There will be food, a bake sale, silent auction, bounce house and more.