Fundraiser scheduled for Powell student injured in weekend crash

Fundraiser scheduled for Powell student injured in weekend crash

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Koby Hyde (source: family photo) Koby Hyde (source: family photo)
"He's the funniest kid I know, probably. He's always happy, he's nice to everybody," Brandon Brown said. "He's the funniest kid I know, probably. He's always happy, he's nice to everybody," Brandon Brown said.
"He  had his surgery today and they took him off the ventilator and stuff," said Keelie Lusby. "He had his surgery today and they took him off the ventilator and stuff," said Keelie Lusby.
"Our community in Powell is really standing behind this family, and we need a lot of help, because it's going to be a long road for recovery," Jeni Hughes said. "Our community in Powell is really standing behind this family, and we need a lot of help, because it's going to be a long road for recovery," Jeni Hughes said.

By JESSA LEWIS
6 News Reporter

POWELL (WATE) - A local community is coming together after a high school student was injured in a weekend car crash.

Powell High School sophomore Koby Hyde has been in the ICU ever since he was hurt in a rollover wreck Saturday morning.

Students at Powell High School are doing their best to keep up to date on Koby's condition throughout the day.

"We're on Caring Bridge right now. We just got an update that his surgery went well, so that's good," said football teammate Brandon Brown.

The Caring Bridge page is being updated by family.

Some students say it has been hard not seeing him in the school hallways all week since the wreck Saturday morning.

"He's the funniest kid I know, probably. He's always happy, he's nice to everybody," Brown added.

They're doing what they can to show their support.

"Me and my mom went and we went back in the ICU and it was really hard seeing him like that. It was rough, but he had his surgery today and they took him off the ventilator and stuff," said friend Keelie Lusby.

There's also a Twitter hashtag for Koby.

"#KH89. It's his initials and then his football number is 89," Lusby explained.

A fundraiser is planned to help pay Koby's medical bills.

"We've had a lot of donations from Walmart in Powell and Food City to have this dinner and Corvettes is going to cook all the food for us and we're having it at the high school cafeteria at Powell High School next Saturday March 16 from 6-9 p.m.," said Powell High School Touchdown Club President Jeni Hughes.

In the meantime, his friends and family are praying for him to get better.

"Our community in Powell is really standing behind this family, and we need a lot of help, because it's going to be a long road for recovery," Hughes explained.

6 News got in touch with Koby's uncle who says Thursday's surgery included a tracheotomy and inserting a feeding tube.

He says doctors still don't have a definitive prognosis.

The fundraiser on March 16 is a barbeque dinner, with Southern gospel music for entertainment.

Tickets are $10 each and can be purchased the Powell High School Guidance office.

If you would like to make a donation to help with Koby's medical bills, you can do so at any Enrichment Federal Credit Union location. The account is called "Koby Hyde Medical Fund."

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