Consuela Pippins, 38, was attending a birthday party at Wet Willy’s bar in Buckhead on Aug. 3 when an unidentified man picked her up and dropped her on her head, paralyzing her from the neck down.
Atlanta Police have not made any arrests in the incident.
Pippins’ friends and family said she was uninsured at the time of the assault and her medical bills are “astronomical.” She’s also has four children and lives in a Habitat for Humanity Home in southeast Atlanta.
The Faith Hope and Deliverance Temple, a church attended by Pippins family, is trying to raise money to help pay Pippins’ medical bills.
The organizers will hold a press conference on Sept. 19, at 10 a.m. at the church, located at 759 Joseph E. Boone Blvd., NW, Atlanta, GA 30314. The church plans to have updates on the investigation as well as updates on Pippins health.
Pippins currently is at the Shepherd Center and is due to be released in October.
Interested parties can also make donations at any Bank of America location to the Medical Trust Fund for Consuela Pippins, according to a press release from the church.