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Hundreds Attend Benefit for Injured Flight Nurse

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COLEMAN, OK---- Hundreds of people turned out in Johnston County to show their support for a nurse injured in a helicopter crash.

Friends and family members of Tosha Whitmire gathered this afternoon at the Coleman Community Center. At the center, guests were served a spaghetti dinner and they participated in a silent auction.

Benefit coordinators said about 700 people came out and that about $20 thousand was donated to Whitmire's recovery.

"For us to be able to give back to a family that's always willing to help others is a really good feeling," said volunteer Christy McDonald.

Whitmire was working in an EagleMed helicopter en route to Tulsa when it crashed into a power line in Talihina two weeks ago. The crash killed one man and critically injured Whitmire. Since the crash, she's been recovering in a Tulsa hospital.

All of the money raised from today's benefit will go towards her medical and other related expenses. If you would like to donate you can go to any Landmark Bank and donate to Whitmire's fund.