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For the Star-Banner Thanks to the generosity of Community With A Heart donors, Jennifer Hemphill is back on the road to rebuilding her life after years of dealing with injuries from a traffic crash. Hemphill, 55, was operating a general contracting and home remodeling company three years ago in the Pinellas Park area when her life took an unexpected turn. Hemphill was entering a crosswalk on her bicycle when she was struck by a driver who ran a stop sign. She suffered multiple injuries and damage to her neck and back, which has required five surgeries to date. Hemphill was unable to work following the crash and she applied for disability payments with a medical certification. But the application was delayed for more than two years. “This situation wasn’t planned and I used the little savings I had,” Hemphill said. COVID-19: Officials say Ocala has plenty of hospital beds despite surge Donation from Ocala’s Stan and Martha Hanson helps improve child center’s playground Popular radio show host has left Florida A settlement from the crash went to reimburse hospital and medical bills. She also purchased a 2006 Ford F150 Lariat crew cab truck and a 27-foot-long RV trailer, which was upgraded and would later serve as her home. Hemphill received reimbursement for back disability payments and now receives a $1,019 monthly payment. She decided the St. Petersburg area was “too busy” and last year began to look for an RV park in the Marion County area. Hemphill searched unsuccessfully […]