‘The support for her has been unbelievable’: Woman burned in Roanoke County fire pit accident receives more than $15,000 in donations
ROANOKE COUNTY, Va. – Jess Perkins is the life of the party who has no trouble making friends says her sister Lindsay Brown. "She collects friends through every stage of life.”Her wide network of friends came to her aid with GoFundMe donations after a devastating accident this weekend. “She simply stumbled and lost her balance and fell face first into the fire pit,” Brown said. Perkins, who moved from Roanoke County to Nashville four years ago, was back in town to attend a funeral. "She’s already been out of work for about 8 weeks and her savings are depleted.”Brown said Perkins’ recovery could take a year.