After a serious accident: You pay several thousand euros: “Cash for Rares” dealers donate for ex-employees

On September 14, 2022, Laura's life changed forever.

After a serious accident: You pay several thousand euros: “Cash for Rares” dealers donate for ex-employees

On September 14, 2022, Laura's life changed forever. Her ambitions – to travel the world, find love and eventually start a family – were shattered by a serious car accident.

On the way to lunch with her family, her car collided with two vehicles. The exact sequence of events remains a mystery because the witness statements are contradictory and there were no traffic cameras at the scene of the accident that could help with the reconstruction, according to their fundraising campaign.

The Cologne native had only recently changed her job and had previously worked for years at a production company that is also responsible for the popular ZDF show “Bares für Rares”. When the retailers found out about Laura's fate, they didn't hesitate for long and donated straight away.

The names of various dealers in the show can be read on “GoFundMe”. David Suppes has already contributed with 600 euros, Fabian Kahl with 700 euros, Julian Schmitz-Avila with 1,000 euros and Susanne Steiger with 2,000 euros. Donations also came from BfR expert Heide Rezepa-Zabel with 100 euros and jeweler Brigitte Elke Velten-Tönnies with 185 euros.

29-year-old Laura depends on the money. She suffered many injuries, especially to her head, and was temporarily put into an induced coma. Even as Laura gradually emerged from her coma, hope faded; she was unresponsive for months and was in a state resembling a vegetative state.

The diagnoses brought the harsh reality to light: severe traumatic brain injury, skull base fracture, brain swelling. Months passed – multiple operations, extensive therapies. Today, interaction is possible again to a limited extent; weak sounds and sporadic reactions are the ways in which Laura can communicate with those around her. Sometimes there is even a smile.

Laura now lives in a care facility and has care level 5. Her basic needs are guaranteed there, but now family and friends are collecting donations with which they want to buy a wheelchair-accessible car so that they can go on short trips. Special therapies for Laura will also be financed in this way.

Within just a few days, over 100,000 euros had already been raised, not least thanks to her former colleagues.

Which: "GoFundMe"

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