Injured Teen Still In Intense Treatment

July 20, 2011 Updated Jul 20, 2011 at 6:57 PM EDT

By Kendra Eaglin

July 20, 2011 Updated Jul 20, 2011 at 6:57 PM EDT


Depew, NY

Wednesday, supporters hosted a fundraiser at Page's Paradise Island to make sure Alyssa Loschiavo can continue to get top quality medical care. The owner of Page's Paradise Island donated the facility for the benefit from 3 p.m to 9 p.m.

Vendors at the event also donated their profits to the Loschiavo family. The family says they are overwhelmed by the support.
Another supporter, Amy Stewart also attended the fundraiser.

Stewart recently recovered from a serious accident that left her in a coma when a hit and run driver hit her two years ago.

"I'd gone to visit her in the hospital before too maybe one or two times already and I just wanted to come show my support and I just think about how when I was hurt how everyone supported me so much and how it meant so much so I just wanted to do the same and be there for her and support her," said Stewart."

Alyssa's aunt Dorie Loschiavo spoke on behalf of the family,

"We just have to give her all the time she needs and work as hard as we can. When we're up there we're doing physical therapy with her. We've been taught how to help her through occupational therapy. We're talking to her and being positive knowing that she can hear us in there," said Loschiavo.

Alyssa suffered serious brain injuries and there is no timeline for her release. But her family says that she is making good progress everyday.