October 24, 2021

Brave Nation mom facing long recovery after head-on collision

(Franklin, GA) — Family members have set up a GoFundMe page for the mother of a Heard County High School cheerleader following an auto accident involving both of them.

According to a report by the Georgia State Patrol, 39-year-old Renee Skipper was driving eastbound on HWY 34 in Coweta County around 3:12 PM on January 16 in a 2014 Toyota Scion with her daughter, 16-year-old Peyton Skipper, when they were involved in a head-on collision.

A 2001 Chevrolet Silverado driven by another 63-year-old Franklin woman, Linda Layson, was traveling westbound at the time and crossed the center line striking the Skippers.

Layson was ejected from her vehicle and was airlifted to Atlanta Medical Center. No information on her condition is currently available.

Renee Skipper

According to her sister, Kimberly Mooney, Renee suffered severely broken bones in her left arm and in both of her legs which were crushed on impact.

She was airlifted to Grady Hospital in Atlanta where she is still hospitalized following several surgeries.

Peyton Skipper was transported via ambulance to Piedmont Newnan with head trauma and later released. The sophomore at HCHS was able to return to school this week.

Mooney says her sister Renee is facing a long road to recovery with possible permanent damage and will have be transferred to a rehabilitation center when she is able to leave Grady.

Kimberly started the fundraising page to help with the mounting medical expenses for the family. Click here to make a donation.

“We are thankful for all of the thoughts and prayers from the community and are appreciative of any donations to help my sister in her time of need,” says Kimberly.

According to Heard High cheer coach Amanda Horn, Renee is one of the most popular cheer moms with all of the kids.

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