Starla Williams

Starla Williams (middle) accepted the donation in the presence of Unionville Elementary School Principal Dr. Sharyn VonCannon (right) and Assistant Principal Jessica Conklin.

UNIONVILLE — Starla Williams, a teacher at Unionville Elementary, was presented with a $4,000 check to go toward the purchase of medical equipment for her husband, Eddie, who had a traumatic injury earlier this year, according to a post on Twitter by the elementary school on Sept. 2. The money was donated to the Starla Williams and Fast Eddie Fund.

The money was pooled between colleagues at three local schools — Unionville Elementary, Union Elementary and New Salem Elementary.

On March 20, Williams’ husband became paralyzed from the neck down when a tree limb fell on him as he and his son were cutting back limbs in the Williams’ backyard. Eddie fell 15 feet onto his neck and head, landing face down and blocking his airways, the Enquirer-Journal reported in an article last April — when a convoy of 130 tractor trailers drove through parts of Marshville to show support and raise money for the Williams family.

To learn more about Eddie and Starla’s story, go to: marshville-man/article_cc63d49b-7d11-5e2e-8284 -540a7ce6bbe9.html