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Fund set up to benefit Rubens

May 6, 2010 5:27:00 PM - thestate.com
A fund has been set up to benefit Deborah Rubens, the local waitress who was injured in the April 21 car wreck involving Mayor-elect Steve Benjamin.

All donations can be delivered to any First Citizens Bank branch in the Midlands, said Rick Detwiler, Rubens' attorney.

Rubens, a popular waitress at the Clarion Hotel on Gervais Street, did not have health insurance. She has been hospitalized since the wreck at Palmetto Health Richland hospital. Meanwhile, she still must maintain a residence and her son, Tai Rubens, has been traveling between San Francisco and Columbia to help with his mother's care.

Rubens, who suffered a brain injury, a broken pelvis and broken collar bone, is awake but is unable to communicate with people around her, Detwiler said.

Speaking on behalf of the Rubens family, Detwiler said they were thankful for outpouring of prayers, concern and support from the community.

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