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Community Unites for Local Girl's Recovery

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YAKIMA, Wash.-- Friends, family and the community are came together on Saturday to help raise money for a local girl who suffered a serious brain injury.

The community came together to raise money for Kayla Parkey. She just got out of the hospital after suffering a ruptured brain aneurism back in June and has been in the hospital and rehabilitation for the past 52 days.  She is now finally recovering at home.

Saturday night friends, family and the community came together to raise money for Kayla.

"Everyone has come together as a community to support," said Kayla's uncle, Jay Waddell.

It all started with her friend, Makinzie Dumas.  She said she and her sister wanted to do anything they could to be there for their friend.

"We were going to go see Kayla one day and we kind of started spit-balling ideas and got everyone on board," Dumas said.

The massive amount of support is surprising.  Both Kayla's family and friends had no idea the community would unite like it has.

"When I found out we sold 220 tickets already and more people buying the at the door. I was in shock.  To see this many people come together has been an amazing feeling." Dumas said.

All this support means they might reach their goal of $20,000, all to pay for Kayla's recovery.

"Unreal, it's unreal on how things are going to unfold tonight and raise money for Kayla," Waddell said.

Kayla's family said she is doing fine, but they still have a long road a head.

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