CBS 6 Gives


Mother of 5 receives help with transportation expenses after severe car accident

Posted at 12:43 AM, Jun 21, 2016
and last updated 2016-06-21 00:56:25-04

MECHANICSVILLE, Va. -- As Michael Bell walked on the side of Route 301 North in Mechanicsville, he pointed out to very spot where his life and even more so, the life of his fiancee Stacy Worton’s changed forever.

"As you can see you can see the marks, see that? That's the point of impact right there that's where he hit us. We we're coming down 301, a guy crossed the line, and hit us head on, on the driver side," said Bell.

Car totaled in crash

"To wake up and you have tubes and your attached to machines and then you find out your legs don't move. You can't walk. So it was definitely a shock. A life changer. Yeah," said Stacy Worton, as she fought back tears.

Worton, a mother of five, tragically lost a son to car accident nearly six years ago. She was nearly a victim of the same fate back on October 18, 2015.

Her injuries included a broken shoulder, nose, eye socket, four ribs, and cranial nerve damage.

"My vertebrae actually imploded into my spinal column. So because of the spinal cord damage I am obviously a paraplegic now," she said.

She was hospitalized for nearly two months and returned home in mid-December.

Stacy and horse

Stacy Worton

Since then, she hasn't been able to go back to work, or tend to the four horses she rescues and rehabilitates. In order for Worton to travel she has to use a special transportation service company and that gets expensive.

"Depending on where I go it's anywhere from $75 to $100 a trip," she explained.

That's when CBS 6 gives decided to step in. During our interview, we had Stacy come outside for a special surprise.

"CBS 6 and Alliance Specialty Transport has decided to contribute a $600 voucher for your transportation so you can get around in the next month or two," said CBS 6 Anchor/Reporter Rob Desir.

"Oh that's awesome! Look I'm going to cry!" expressed Worton.


Stacy Worton

She gave out hugs of appreciation to the transportation driver and Desir, thanking them both numerous times.

When asked where’s the first place she’ll go using a voucher, she knew exactly where she wanted to visit.

"The barn! I'm going to see the horses," said Worton.

Not only will she go see her horses, she also plans on using the vouchers to go grocery shopping, doctor appointments and go get her hair done at the salon.