Alisha Waters Mathis benefit set for Oct. 19

LUDLOW, Ky. – A benefit to help a Northern Kentucky woman shot by her estranged husband cover medical expenses will take place Oct. 19.

Alisha Waters Mathis, 31, was shot by Dennis Mathis,32, at Personal Touch Home Health Care on 20 North Grand Avenue in Fort Thomas where she worked. Mathis paralyzed Waters Mathis in the incident. He then turned his gun on himself and was pronounced dead on the scene.

Doctors treated Waters Mathis at the University of Cincinnati Medical, where she was on a ventilator.

The event will be held beginning a 4 p.m. at the Ludlow Veterans Hall on 838 Elm Street to help raise money to cover those medical expenses. Only those 18-years-old and older are asked to attend according to the event's Facebook page.

Waters Mathis’ family has also vowed to fight for changes that strengthen domestic violence order. Waters had sought an emergency protective order against Mathis that was later overturned by a second judge.

Waters Mathis’ relatives believe that had the emergency order stood, Mathis would not have been able to purchase the gun used to shoot Waters Mathis.

The family also has a page where donations can be made online at .

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