Friends raising funds for 12-year-old girl hit by a vehicle while crossing Decatur street

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt December 18, 2015
Lydia Cochran. Source: Go Fund Me

Lydia Cochran. Source: Go Fund Me

The friends of a 12-year-old pedestrian hit by a vehicle in Decatur on Wednesday are raising money to help her family.

Lydia Cochran was crossing the street 100 feet east of South McDonough when she was hit. The driver hasn’t been charged. The investigation continues.

Decaturish received the following statement from the family of Lydia Cochran:

This is Lydia Cochran’s mom, Rachel Cochran. Just want to update you on Lydia.

Lydia is still in critical condition as Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta at Egleston, however the outlook is very positive. Lydia has suffered severe head trauma. Her medical team at Egleston is one of the best and her doctors have told us that young kids like this often make full recoveries. Lydia has a long road ahead and we are thankful for the progress she has made so far.

I would like to give a heart-felt thanks to the Decatur community at large, the Oakhurst community, members of Oakhurst Baptist Church, and our terrific neighbors on Olympic Place for all the support over the last few days. It is very necessary that we “feel the love” and we feel it!!

Please keep our family in your hearts and minds as we look towards recovery.

People who wish to contribute to Lydia’s Go Fund Me Account can do so by clicking here. So far, the account has raised more than $4,000.

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