Benefit Concert Held For Domestic Violence Survivor

Posted at 10:06 PM, Jul 14, 2018
and last updated 2018-07-14 23:25:26-04

A benefit concert for a Nashville woman fighting for her life brought a community together.

Saturday evening, singers performed at Gospel United Missionary Baptist Church on Fairview Drive, and people wore purple for domestic violence awareness.

The benefit fundraiser was to honor 37-year-old Carolyn Harris.

Harris' boyfriend, Antoine Batey, has been accused of shooting her after the two were arguing on June 22.

Since then, the mother of nine children has remained in the hospital recovering from several injuries.

"She has several internal injuries, a hole in her lungs. She only has a little bit of her pancreas left, so they’re saying she will be diabetic and be on medication for the rest of her life, a broken rib, and she damaged kidney," sister Victoria Harris said.

Proceeds from Saturday's concert will help with ongoing medical bills.

Carolyn worked as a dialysis nurse. Her family has set up a gofundme account to help with medical expenses and to buy back-to-school clothes for the children.

Batey has been charged with one count of attempted first degree murder.