At the time of the accident, doctors said it was a miracle then-12-year-old Jayden-Faith Fraser was even alive.
It’s been two years now and for the first time many friends, family and supporters were able to see the young girl’s smiling face at a huge fundraiser.
Jayden Faith's mother has posted updates of her daughter's recovery since the crash, and because of that, Jay Fay has truly inspired people all over the world. Today we got to see a few hundred of those people she's touched here in DFW.
This fundraiser, to benefit Jay Fay, and others suffering from traumatic brain injury, is the first time many of her friends have seen her since she and her family were in a car crash in 2016.
“Two years after, a lot of people haven't seen her, but no one forgets what she shows. No one forgets how she is, and they're here because of that,” said her brother, Jace Fraser
The Fraser's were heading home from their family tradition of feeding the homeless on Thanksgiving 2016, when their SUV was rear-ended. The then-12-year-old was in put in a medically induced coma at Children's Medical Center in Dallas. Almost two years later, she's laughing, smiling, crying, and now walking with a robot.
“We don't know whether we're in the second inning or the fifth inning and we don't know if we're going into extra innings, but we know we've come a long, long, long way in the last two years,” said her father Jason.
800 tickets were sold for the event, presented by Victoria's Victory Foundation, which helps people with mobility challenges and other special needs.
“They said, 'We want to do this for Jay Fay and for people who are really trying to get their life back.’” Said her mother Michelle Fraser.
“It's beautiful almost seeing them all come together for her, and I love that,” said Jace.
The Fraser family says they're overwhelmed by the success of the event today in its first year.