School president releases statement on sisters badly hurt in crash

(Photo courtesy: Tina Barr)

(Photo courtesy: Tina Barr)

ROCKY RIVER, Ohio — The president of Magnificat High School spoke out on Sunday regarding  two sisters who were seriously hurt in a car crash last month.

“Being part of the Magnificat community as we walk in solidarity with the Barr family is a blessing and a gift,” said Jen Halliday, President of Magnificat High School, “Our prayers remain with Sierra, Sophia and their family.”

Sophie Barr, 17, and Sierra Barr, 16, both require long-term care and rehabilitation following the Sept. 10 single-car accident. The sisters suffered traumatic brain injuries.

Meanwhile, their community came together on Sunday to raise money for them at Magnificat High School.

“Bounce It For the Barrs” pasta dinner was held from 2 p.m. until 8:30 p.m., with a mass at 4:30 p.m.

“The prayers of both the Magnificat community and the Cleveland community have been a blessing to our family and we appreciate the opportunity to share our story with others,” said Tina Barr, the girls’ mother.

Donations for the family can also be made at Key Bank locations.

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