Friends set up donation collection for shark bite victim

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Submitted: Wed, 07/17/2013 - 2:49am
Updated: Wed, 07/17/2013 - 12:53pm

BRUNSWICK COUNTY, NC (WWAY) — We told you last week about Barbara Corey, who was been bitten by a shark at Holden Beach.

The 63-year-old surf instructor is facing a long recovery and will be unable to work. Her friends have set up a site so that people can make a donation.

If you want to help out, you can learn more at


  • The negative comments on here make me sick.
    Why do you have to say anything if you can’t be helpful?
    Barbara is totally self employed. Her husband died several years ago, so it’s just her now.
    The weather at the coast has been rainy & there have been rip currents that have made it unsafe for surfing, especially for children, so she hasn’t been able to teach for several weeks already.
    Everyone who knows her knows she’s the last person to ask for a handout, so I say if you don’t want to help, just move along & keep your negative comments to yourself!
    Here’s the link for those that DO want to help:

  • Yankee says:

    In response to GuestToday:

    1. You don’t qualify for unemployment benefits if you’re self employed.
    2. Disability–difficult to qualify for and you don’t get Medicare for two years.
    3. She may quality for social security at her age, but Medicare doesn’t
    kick in until you’re 65. Social security doesn’t pay medical bills.

  • GuestToday says:

    I don’t mean to sound unkind, but (1)what about unemployment benefits, for which I’m sure she qualifies; (2) what about disability, which she most likely would qualify for; and (3) she’s 63-years old – – she may even qualify for social security, at this point. Just seems like everyone has their hands out today to “fund me.” What ever happened to taking care of yourself?!? What ever happened to planning for a rainy day, so you didn’t HAVE to beg from others. Just sayin’.

  • Guest-o-matic says:

    ..refrain from “sounding” at all. You have no idea of this lady’s plight. She is likely a small business owner and is now unable to work for a bit.
    When I am forced to pay for generation after generation of welfare recipients that are too lazy to get off their lazy, inept butts and get a job, teach their kids the same route and sponge off my paycheck with gross disregard, I don’t have a problem at all in donating a little money to help someone get back on their feet after an accident! This lady won’t laze around and milk it like some do.
    BTW – I hope your “rainy day” planning is better than most! These days, a “rainy day” starts at about 20 thousand! How many of those you got in your back pocket? When your time for a “rainy day” comes, you’d best hope that it isn’t met with selfish and non-compassionate individuals like yourself that are too stingey to forward a few bucks and help someone out. Just sayin’…

  • Guest-o-matic says:

    I have no problem with my tax money being spent to help those that are in unfortunate circumstances. We all have those at times. I DO however, have a BIG problem with my tax money being spent on those that make a career out of sponging off the government, farming babies, dealing drugs and stealing from those that work hard for their property!

    Now with that being said, I truly hope you don’t have more than ONE of those “rainy days” and with that sort of arrogance about money, I find it disgusting that you appear so selfish and unwilling to assist those that fall upon difficult times due to accident. Just sayin’…as you put it.

  • GuestToday says:

    But isn’t that what is SO great about living in America, the ability to “sound off” about whatever we want? I think you don’t have a problem contributing to a nice, white “small business owner,” but no so much when it comes to “generation after generation of welfare recipients” who might not be. Just sayin’.

    And BTW, could you post a link to your “rainy day starts at about 20 thousand?” And thanks, but don’t worry about me, I’ve got MY rainy day covered.

  • Vog46 says:

    Non-profit of course (yuk yuk yuk) to assist the shark in getting quality dental care after taking a bite out of this woman’s leg.
    “She lost a tooth said cosmetic dentist S.M.Ile and we will have to do an implant which is not covered by most dental insurance plans and is very expensive. Add in the anesthesia and the cost skyrockets.”
    You can send certified bank checks to the accounting firm of Dewey, Cheatham, and Howe (thanks Johnny Carson). Cash is also accepted and encouraged.

    This was a public service announcement from Save the Sharks……

  • ChefnSurf says:

    What about Groucho Marx and Daffy Duck? Have you no respect for Carson’s precursors? Shame, shame!

    What about the brothers on PBS’s “Car Talk”? Have you no respect for vernacular users of this term? Shame, shame!

    You have been weighed in the balances and found wanting. :-)

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