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Vigil held for father and daughter critically injured in Somerset crash

Dozens of people gathered at a southern Kentucky church to pray for a father and daughter badly injured in a crash.

A vigil was held on Wednesday for Jimmy Jasper and his 12-year-old daughter, Jaden, in Pulaski County.

Their SUV ran off Pumphouse Road in Somerset on Tuesday and crashed through a plank fence.

Jimmy and Jaden are both in critical condition at UK Hospital following Tuesday’s crash.

On Wednesday night, folks from across Pulaski County bowed their heads, folded their hands and prayed together for Jimmy and Jaden.

“There are so many people who are trying to lift them up and we just want them to know how many people care in the community,” said Brother Tony Hall with the Barnesburg Baptist Church in Somerset.

Brother Hall visited UK Hospital on Wednesday to check up on Jimmy and Jaden.

“They are in about the same shape as they were on Tuesday. Jimmy had surgery Wednesday. The last update I had was that he is in the same condition with breathing and they are keeping an eye on him.”

And along with praying, people are also posting and offering encouraging words on a Facebook page titled, "Prayers for Jaden."

The page received more than 3000 likes in less than 24 hours.

“So many people love her and so many people have been sharing good memories about her. They are looking forward to making many more with her as well,” Hall said.

An entire community now rallying together for one reason---to show their support for the quick recovery of a 7th grade girl and her father.

Family members say Jaden is still on life-support and is scheduled to undergo surgery this Friday.

Jaden Jasper's friends also asked their classmates to wear pink to school on Thursday, which is Jaden’s favorite color.


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