EVA Prater is a bubbly kind-hearted seven-year-old girl who has an infectious spirit and open-hearted nature.
She makes friends with everyone, her mother Kady Gwynne said.
On Sunday, January 3 around 4.30pm, Eva was struck by a car on Elm St in Evans Head.
She was treated at the scene by paramedics and flown to Queensland Children’s Hospital with serious head injuries.
Eva was in a coma for four days and is now communicating with her family.
Leonie Bale quickly set up a Go Fund Me fundraiser to help the family.
The family have a lengthy stay ahead during the hospital recovery, she wrote on the campaign page.
“Because a motor vehicle was involved, they are unable to get government assistance for accommodation as it has to go through insurance which could take a very long time.
“Her mother has to take an unknown amount of time off work which is going to have a large financial stress on the family, especially as they have other children as well. Any funds will go to supporting them for food and accommodation and any additional costs for Eva during their time in Brisbane and recovery once home.”
The campaign amount sits at $6950 with a target of $7000 almost reached.
Eva is out of the intensive care unit and showing positive signs of recovery.
“She still has a long road ahead of her with her physical injuries and the impact from the trauma to her head but things are improving day by day,” Leonie wrote.
The family have been told once they are home, they’re going to need a wheelchair and other equipment to assist Eva and will need to make modifications to their home for these requirements.
Eva will need 24/7 care when she returns home as any bump or knock could cause more serious injuries to her head and pelvic fracture.
The driver involved in the crash, a woman in her 30s, was uninjured and was taken to Lismore Base Hospital for mandatory drug and alcohol testing.
Police are investigating the circumstances around the crash.
Go to gofundme.com and search for Eva’s Road to Recovery.