HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- A horrible crash completely changed the future for a popular local singer.
But the change in Angie Fletcher's future also threatened to change the outlook for several charitable groups around our region. Now that Angie is bouncing back, more people are calling her a Hometown Hero.
“She's always been that person who says, ‘We gotta jump in and help these people,’ ” Angie’s friend Angy Hall said.
Five months after a serious car crash, Angie can barely walk. She crushed a vertebra in her spine and shattered her legs. She's been out of work from the Huntington radio station the DAWG ever since. A recent concert was a fundraiser to help her get back on her feet.
“She's just a wonderful person,” said Jerry Crabtree with the Cabell-Wayne Association for the Blind says. “Every time I say, ‘Angie, can you help?’ ‘Yes, when?’ and that's all that's needed. "
Angie has been instrumental in helping groups like the Cabell-Wayne Association for the Blind. She sings in concert to raise money and awareness. She's done the same thing for Hospice of Huntington, the local dog park and countless others.
She's also instrumental in finding acts for the Pullman Square summer concert series. Angie says she is driven to be back up on stage eventually. But she's taking comfort in knowing others think she's a hero in her time of need.