Vigil held in south Fargo for Alexis BolstadFargo, ND (WDAY TV) - Lexi Bolstad's closest friends and supporters are showing strength in numbers tonight.
Fargo, ND (WDAY TV) - Lexi Bolstad's closest friends and supporters are showing strength in numbers tonight. Hundreds showed up for a vigil in South Fargo.
If she was awake right now, Lexi could have watched, as it was right outside her hospital window. Lexi is still in that medically induced coma. Her father says overall that today was a good day for Lexi, but that the family is living hour by hour, because her condition can change that fast.
The night got emotional for many as Lexi's father, Jon, came down for the vigil. The rest of her family was able to watch, as Essentia was the backdrop for tonight's event.
More than 200 people showed up, including some of Jon's co-workers from the fire hall. Hope Lutheran's band provided the hymns. The group prayed, lit candles and released balloons for Lexi's family to see. Jon then expressed his thanks for everything the community has been doing.
Jon Bolstad - Lexi's Father: "Prayers and everything that the community has done, the support has just been unbelievable. We can't ask for anything more, and keep them coming because Lexi needs all the help she can get. So, it's going to be a long road and it's just baby steps. We'll keep the faith, and hopefully a year from now she'll be talking to you guys."
Jon says the biggest issue is cranial pressure for Lexi, and doctors have had to move her body temperature up and down to handle that pressure. The doctor jokingly asked if Lexi likes to do things her way. Jon choked back tears and said, 'Yes, she sure does.'