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Community comes together to help woman severely injured in hit-and-run

SAN ANTONIO – Nearly three months after she was run over by a hit-and-run driver, and after thousands of dollars in medical expenses, the community banded together to help victim Norma Moreno.

Moreno, her husband and some friends were riding their bikes near downtown on Feb. 21 when the driver hit Moreno. A special event was held Saturday to raise funds to pay for some of her medical bills.

While Moreno’s husband said the funds raised likely won’t cover all his wife’s bills, he said every bit helps.

Moreno’s husband said his high school classmates and friends at Tony’s Bar started the idea for a fundraiser. After that, supporters poured in.

The food, barbecue, raffle prizes and music for the event were all donated. And when it came time for the fundraiser, the bar couldn’t hold everyone who showed.

“It’s beautiful. It's a community coming together. (The) community coming together and showing their love and support,” Moreno said. “It's very humbling. My family and friends have all come together to pull this through. I'm just very blessed to have these people in my life.”

Moreno is still in a wheelchair while she recovers. She said she doesn’t remember the crash, but said she will remember how the community came together to help her.

Moreno said right now she’s not looking forward to riding her bike again, nor does she want her family to ride. The crash has left her scared for them.

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