More than $6,000 raised for Powell student injured in crash

More than $6,000 raised for Powell student injured in crash

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The Powell community is rallying behind a high school student injured in a car accident two weeks ago. The Powell community is rallying behind a high school student injured in a car accident two weeks ago.
Koby Hyde, has been in the hospital ever since the rollover accident on West Copeland in Powell. Koby Hyde, has been in the hospital ever since the rollover accident on West Copeland in Powell.
While Koby's family says they don't know most of them, they say they aren't surprised. While Koby's family says they don't know most of them, they say they aren't surprised.

By JESSA LEWIS
6 News Reporter

POWELL (WATE) - The Powell community is rallying behind a high school student injured in a car accident two weeks ago.

Sophomore, Koby Hyde, has been in the hospital ever since the rollover accident on West Copeland in Powell.

Family, friends and complete strangers came together Saturday night to raise money for his medical bills.

About 600 people made their way to Powell High School for the fundraiser.

While Koby's family says they don't know most of them, they say they aren't surprised.

"I'm going to say I'm not surprised. Just because in the last couple of weeks, the outpouring of love," said Koby's mother, Jamie Hyde.

His friends are grateful they've been able to help, and that Koby has so much support.

"I just love everything that we've done for him. It's a great accomplishment, because he's always, he's just an amazing kid," said friend Michael Bowles.

"It means a lot because it just shows like how a community can come together because of a tragedy like this, and it's just cool because he's family, and it's just means a lot," said cousin, Chase Fullington.

The support isn't just from people in Powell. 

"There are just so many people that are willing to give their love and support in any way that they can. We've had donations from businesses all around the Powell community and Knoxville at large. It's been great," said Koby's older brother Tucker Hyde.

Koby's mother Jamie says her son is doing better, and responding to some commands.

"They took the trach tube out of him today, so hopefully he'll get over to Patricia Neal, and they'll start the rehab on him so he's doing great," Jamie Hyde said.

She says it's the power of prayer helping her son get better.

"This is the perfect time to tell everyone, not just the Powell community, but people I don't even know, from my mother's family, the Hyde family, and I just want to say thank you. We all thank you, but I know God is the one that's done this. It's been the people that's reached out to God and He's heard the prayers," Jamie Hyde explained.

The final total for the fundraiser was $6,400.

The amount will be matched by HR Comp in Powell.

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