Friday, February 15 2013 7:16 AM EST2013-02-15 12:16:20 GMT
When you see the pictures of the car Aimee Bishop was driving, you wonder how she survived. When you hear the story of what landed her in the hospital fighting for her life, you get angry. In a FOX19More >>
When you see the pictures of the car Aimee Bishop was driving, you wonder how she survived. When you hear the story of what landed her in the hospital fighting for her life, you get angry.More >>
COVINGTON, KY (FOX19) -
A viewer is becoming fairy godmother to the victim of a horrific texting and driving crash after seeing her story on FOX19 last week.
Aimee Bishop had been down in Alabama when, according to what state troopers told her, a woman who was texting and driving at 70 miles per hour crashed into her on a rural road head-on. Aimee nearly died. Today, unable to work, the medical bills are piling-up. She's worried that she and her fiance, Jordan Eckert, won't be able to afford a nice wedding.
When Donna Salyers, who owns "Fabulous Bridal" in Covington, saw Aimee's story on FOX19 she knew she wanted to help. So she contacted us and asked us to get the word to Aimee that she wanted to donate a brand new wedding dress from her store.
Tearing-up today inside her other store, "Fabulous Furs," Donna told us that Aimee captured her heart because she's "such a young girl dealing with so much but with such class and optimism. And I wanted to recognize that. And if it makes her happy, that's plenty."
Aimee is definitely happy now. Flutes of champagne and Sierra Mist in-hand, she, her grandmother who raised her, a longtime family friend, and her future mother-in-law walked into Fabulous Bridal around noon. Soon, they were upstairs where Aimee tried on several dresses before emerging from the dressing room and breaking down in tears.
She had found the one.
"It's just, I knew as soon as I put it on. You know, the tears came and it's the fit and it goes with my theme," Aimee said. "And I'm very excited!"
She was also overwhelmed by Donna's generosity and hopes to meet her in-person sometime to thank her.
It wasn't long before the tears disappeared and Aimee was smiling from ear-to-ear. The ladies raised their glasses and made a toast. It was a day that all little girls dream about. And for Aimee Bishop, a woman named Donna Salyers made it come true.
Friday, May 24 2013 11:34 PM EDT2013-05-25 03:34:36 GMT
LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) – Friday afternoon two home invasions are reported to police less than an hour apart. Police are trying to determine if the same group of people are responsible. The first robberyMore >>
Two home invasions are reported to Louisville Metro Police less than an hour apart and now officers are trying to determine if the same group of people are responsible.More >>
Friday, May 24 2013 11:19 PM EDT2013-05-25 03:19:49 GMT
LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE 3) - The decision by the Boy Scouts of America to end its ban of openly gay scouts from the organization's activities has hundreds of Louisville Scouts and their parents wonderingMore >>
The decision by the Boy Scouts of America to end its ban of openly gay scouts from the organization's activities has hundreds of Louisville scouts and their parents wondering where they will meet.More >>
Friday, May 24 2013 9:56 PM EDT2013-05-25 01:56:14 GMT
LOUISVILLE, KY – A large heroin sting took place in the parking lot of a Dairy Queen. According to an LMPD arrest report, the bust took place last night at the Dairy Queen on Manslick Road. Officers reportedMore >>
Louisville Metro Police have busted a couple for heroin possession at a Louisville area Dairy Queen after they tried to hide the drugs in the floor of their vehicle.More >>
Friday, May 24 2013 8:36 PM EDT2013-05-25 00:36:30 GMT
JEFFERSONVILLE, IN (WAVE) - A major drug bust unfolded Friday in a quiet Jeffersonville neighborhood not far from an elementary school. It happened around 2 p.m. at a home in the 3100 block of ClearstreamMore >>
A major drug bust unfolded Friday in a quiet Jeffersonville neighborhood not far from an elementary school. It happened around 2 p.m. at a home in the 3100 block of Clearstream Way.More >>
Saturday, May 25 2013 8:07 AM EDT2013-05-25 12:07:57 GMT
ELIZABETHTOWN, KY (WAVE) – An Elizabethtown mother is recovering from serious injuries she suffered when her SUV rolled onto her, pinning her underneath the vehicle. Kentucky State Police said ShannonMore >>
Shannon Gales' 2-year-old daughter was strapped in a car seat inside the vehicle when it overturned, according to Kentucky State Police. More >>