HuHot Hosts Benefit For Employee Who Survived Crash | Community Spirit
There is no room for negativity in Jessica Sharpe's life. The 20-year-old Liberty Lake woman survived a head-on crash that shattered her bones from the pelvis down and seared her left arm with chemical burns, but six weeks and 13 surgeries later she's all smiles.
Jessica is the type of person who humbles you with her positivity. You'll be hard pressed to find anything to complain about after meeting her and learning about what she's been through.
The accident happened along I-90 near the Geiger exit. Jessica, 19 at the time, was driving westbound on the freeway when 73-year-old William Ainsworth slammed into her car head on; he died instantly and Jessica was left maimed. The impact, Washington State Patrol said, exceeded 120 miles per hour.
“I don't remember any of it and I'm blessed to not remember any of it,” Sharpe said. “I broke my right humerus, shattered my pelvis, broke both femurs, both tibulas, both fibulas, broke my right ankle and my three middle toes were upside down and backwards.”
The hospital stays and future physical therapy sessions has put a huge financial strain on the Sharpe family. Just one of her hospital bills exceeds $250,000. HuHot, where Jessica used to work, is hosting a benefit for her on Tuesday, June 14th and will donate 15% of their entire day's sales to her trust fund at Washington Trust Bank.