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Church family comforts Apex family after car crashes into home

Posted November 24, 2017 1:13 p.m. EST
Updated July 13, 2018 1:40 p.m. EDT

— The 4-year-old Apex girl injured Tuesday night when a car crashed into her bedroom was back with her mother and sister in time for Thanksgiving dinner, and the family is enjoying the generous support of their church family.

"Nothing else matters. On Thanksgiving, it didn't matter that I didn't have a house. It just mattered that I had my daughter in my arms, said Tiffany Barry.

Barry said she has no intention of returning to the rental home on Kinship Lane. For now, she and her two daughters are staying with friends from The Summit church. The church group shared photos of the damage done to the Barry's home and is raising money to help defray Cassidee's medical costs and to help them find a new place to live.

Cassidee Barry was playing in her bedroom when a car smashed into the home, pinning her under the passenger side wheel.

Her mother said Cassidee's injuries are mostly cosmetic – she suffered no broken bones – and that she will need some plastic surgery to smooth out deep cuts to her face.

"I guess it's just slowly coming back for her, which that breaks my heart, obviously," Tiffany Barry said.

"We just talked about how God saved her, and she knows that. She said, 'God saved me' and 'God helped me get out of the hospital.'"

Lt. Joey Best, of the Apex Police Department, said the 48-year-old woman driving the car suffered some kind of medical emergency immediately before the crash, and that she was cooperating with investigators. Police have said the woman was not under the influence of alcohol.