LEXINGTON, Ky. (WKYT) - A Lexington teen continues to recover tonight, now almost a month after she was hit at the intersection of Man O' War and Boston road while on her bicycle.
Shaina Whitt, 15, was taken to UK Hospital in critical condition. A Facebook post from Whitt's family now says the teen is out of the hospital and recovering at a rehab facility.
"Shaina goes to school with my daughter, so, I think it just really hit home," said Louis Jones.
Shaina's former soccer coach, Louis Jones, is one of several people from the Lexington Youth Soccer Association or LYSA now coming together as a soccer family, to show their support for the teen and her family.
"We just felt like it was something we were supposed to help them with," Jones said.
The group has organized a fundraiser called "Goals for Shaina Whitt" that will be held on Labor Day at the Masterson Station Park soccer fields.
The goal is to raise some much needed funds for Shaina's family as their medical bills and other costs related to the accident continue to pile up.
"Maybe off-set some of that, just help them in anyway they see fit," Jones told WKYT.
More than anything, Jones says, they're hopeful, Shaina, continues to improve on her long road to recovery.
"We are just all pulling for her and believe in her," he said.
The fundraiser will be held at Field 3 from 11am to 4pm at Masterson Station Park on Labor Day. They will have food and a silent auction.
All donations and proceeds will go to the "Shaina Whitt Fund" at Community Trust Bank.
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