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Volleyball Raises Money For Carjacked Mom

Victim remains hospitalized, facing multiple surgeries



    An Arlington mother remains in the hospital Saturday. More than a month after she was carjacked waiting to pick up her children from school. A local sports club held a fundraiser this morning to help Nina Cherry's family with her medical expenses. (Published Saturday, June 9, 2012)

    A local sports club held a fundraiser Saturday morning to help an Arlington mother’s family with her medical expenses.

    On the sandy volleyball court there are 19 teams, four players on each team, all coming together to serve one cause-- to help raise money for Nina Cherry.

    The mother of twin daughters was waiting outside the Pantego Christian Academy on May 7, when she was struck and run over by her own van during a carjacking. Now a month later, Cherry remains hospitalized, facing multiple surgeries.

    Next to her bedside as she recovers has been her husband, Mike.  "She's a very quiet person and her first reaction is people don't need to do this, but she is very appreciative,” Mike Cherry said. “It sends her into tears every time I tell her or sees something on the news."

    Michael Siska, owner of the Arlington Courts Volleyball club and a close family friend organized Saturday’s tournament. "She's a good mom, good person, great personality, loves her kids, loves her family, loves volleyball, they're just good people."

    The Cherry family is thankful for all the support.  "To know that we this many people that we can depend on that can help out whenever you need it, it's wonderful," Cherry said.

    Saturday’s tournament raised at least $3,000 all of it directly going to the family.