Field day fundraiser for local teen hit by a car

Field day fundraiser for local teen hit by a car

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SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) -

On Saturday, the community came together in an effort to raise money for the Whitemarsh Island teen who was hit by a car as she was walking from Whitemarsh Island Drive to Debbie Drive on the evening of April 17.

17-year-old Stacie Davis just got out of the hospital on Friday after being in ICU for nearly five weeks. She is doing better, but she has a long road ahead of her and a mountain of medical bills.

Stacie's friends hosted the Hunt for Stacie Scavenger Hunt on Tybee Island to help her family out. Even though this event is called the Hunt for Stacie Scavenger Hunt, they held a lot more activities out there, like volleyball and basketball. There were games for little kids, food, and lots of music. They were also selling T-shirts and wrist bands that said, "Pray for Stacie."

Every dime raised will go toward Stacie's family and her medical bills. One word comes to mind with this event: community. What a wonderful community this is to come together on their own, to help their friend.

Stacie and her family could not attend the event, but her mother thanks everyone for their efforts.

"I have nothing but heartfelt gratitude and gratefulness for the community support," said Heather Mathews, Stacie's mother. "My strength and Stacie's recovery has mostly been possible because of the shocking unexpected love and support by so many people, like Christie Grooms, Zack Hillard, Sting Ray's and so many more."

Thanks to everyone who participated, including businesses like Sting Ray's and Papa's Bar B Que and Seafood. They raised more than $2500 for Stacie.

If you would like to donate to Stacie, you can do so by going to Go Fund Me. Here's the link: http://www.gofundme.com/8gbigc .

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