Helping Stephanie Pryor
TYLER — Garage sales are a dime a dozen...but this one is different.
It's a benefit for 26-year-old Stephanie Pryor on Tweed Court in Tyler.
She's a single mother of 2...and until last month, she was an active young woman.
But while at a baby shower in Flint, an ATV accident changed her life forever...but almost ended it.
"The other girl went back looking for her and found her with the 4 wheeler on top of her with the handlebars across her neck. And basically what happened is...she didn't suffer any broke bones, the 4 wheeler had strangled her to death and there was a nurse there that had resuscitated her," said Stephanie's sister Jennifer.
The accident resulted in Anoxic brain damage.
But they haven't lost hope...in addition to costs for care, Stephanie's family is also hoping to get her treatments in Dallas that could help her condition.
"I think if she was...fully aware of her current situation...I think the more that she becomes aware, I think that it's going to start to eat her up inside that she's not able to get up and do the things that she was able to do with her children before," Jennifer said.
Stephanie's grandmother Lori Liles flew in from California hoping to get a reaction from Stephanie.
"Jenny told Stephy that Grandma was here. She gave me a great big smile...and that's what I wanted...that she would be able to acknowledge me and she did," Liles said.
The family has a Chase account set up in Stephanie's name. To learn more about that as well as monitor her progress, visit this website.