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Couple recovering after fleeing bank robbers crash into their car, community helps out

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On July 1, alleged bank robbers were running from police when they crashed into the car of a Ridgeville man and his wife. The couple, Julius and Lois Campbell, were severely injured and are fighting for their lives. They are both beloved members of the Summerville community.

"There's nobody like Julius," manager of Oscar's restaurant Jennifer Carter said.

For the last 20 years, Julius Campbell has put the soul in soul food at Oscar's in Summerville. Now his co-workers could use some of that soul as they pray for his recovery.

"He's not just a part of the family here at Oscar's but he's really a part of the fabric of the community here in Summerville and beyond," Carter said.

While business goes on, someone special is missing.

"They all want to know, 'How is Julius? Have you heard anything updated? How's his wife doing? What are they going to do next? When is Julius going to get out of ICU," Carter said.

"He had opened his eyes when other people had gone to visit and even squeezed a young lady's hand here that he knew," she added.

Oscar's is accepting cash or personal checks to help the Campbell family. You can drop off donations at the restaurant during business hours.

"It's not even just medical bills. They live a pretty good distance out and for them to have to drive everyday and the parking at MUSC and meals while they are down there. It's just such a great need and he's family and we're going to take care of family," Carter said.

Now they wait for the return of a man who is not far from their minds and always in their hearts.

"You see someone everyday and you think that they know that you appreciate them, but it's really important to let them know," Carter said.

Lois Campbell worked at Beach Hill Elementary School in Summerville, they are planning a fundraiser for her at the school on August 2.

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