Benefit concert held for woman who was shot multiple times - CBS46 News

Benefit concert held for woman who was shot multiple times

Posted: Updated:

Co-workers and friends of Adina Parson hosted a benefit concert on Tuesday night to help raise money for her medical expenses and rehabilitation.

Parson was shot multiple times and critically injured on April 20, 2012, outside the Sandy Springs apartment she shared with her husband Michael Parson. She was shot eight times. Three of those bullets hit her head.

Michael Parson was later charged with shooting his wife and remains in the Fulton County Jail.

The benefit concert was held at Center Stage in Midtown.

Adina Parson's family, including her father, John Broome, attended the event to update her condition.

"It's like night and day. And it makes me feel good every day she's getting better," Broome said.

Broome is proud of his daughter's progress so far. But with a brain injury, he knows the once-vibrant attorney has a long road ahead.

Broome told CBS Atlanta News his daughter will need a lot of rehabilitation.

Adina Parson is an attorney for the State Department of Public Health.

Her boss, Sid Barrett, played the base guitar with his band, the Nathan Arizona Band, Tuesday night.

Adina Parson's aunt, Pam Dickerson, came in from New York the catch the concert and to show her support.

She told CBS Atlanta News she's glad her niece survived.

"The first time we got that call, Adina was not supposed to be here. So, I always tell people I was coming to a funeral. And (then) through that first night and the next day and the next day, she has been a miracle all the way."

Copyright 2012 WGCL-TV (Meredith Corporation).  All rights reserved.