Benefit concert happening next month for family devastated by July wreck

A benefit concert is taking place next month for a family that was devastated in a car crash this summer.

Kara Martin and her four children were injured on July 13 when the family’s minivan was exiting the interstate and was involved in a crash with an 18-wheeler.

Martin’s twins Malcolm and Miracle were paralyzed as a result of the crash. Malcolm is paralyzed from the waist down and Miracle is paralyzed from the neck down.

Rev. Walter Hawkins is organizing a benefit concert for the family. He said proceeds from the concert in January will help the family with something they desperately need.

“A wheelchair-accessible van is what they desperately need right now,” Hawkins said. “They are really expensive, and it’s needed to get Miracle and Malcolm back and forth to Birmingham for doctor’s appointments.”

The Miracle for Miracle benefit concert is happening Jan. 28 at 3 p.m. at First African Baptist Church in Tuscaloosa.

It will feature Grammy-nominated gospel artist Dottie Peoples, and some local artists including the UA Afro American Choir, Dry Creek Baptist Choir and Rev. Lonnie Weaver and Genesis.

Tickets can be purchased at Rollins Mortuary and Fashion Design and Sewing Alterations.

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