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Published September 27, 2013, 09:34 PM

Lexi Bolstad improving; posts on CaringBridge

Fargo, ND (WDAY TV) - Davies senior Lexi Bolstad is making strides in her recovery from a severe brain injury.

By: Becky Parker, WDAY

Fargo, ND (WDAY TV) - Davies senior Lexi Bolstad is making strides in her recovery from a severe brain injury.

Friday, she even posted a message on her CaringBridge site for the first time. And back home, her support system is as strong as ever.

Each year, Vic's Aircraft hosts a fundraiser to help a local family struggling with an illness.

This weekend, that fundraiser will help the Bolstad family cover medical costs as Lexi recovers at a rehab facility in Denver.

Lexi Bolstad has come a long way.

Since suffering a severe brain injury nearly two months ago, she has now walked for the first time, and can communicate.

Friday, she posted for the first time on her CaringBridge site, thanking friends, family and even strangers.

She was also shown shooting a few hoops. Her sister Brittany says the basketball star hardly missed one.

And back home in Fargo-Moorhead, her support system is growing.

Victor Gelking- Vic’s Aircraft: "They must be going through a lot right now; tremendous stress."

Victor Gelking, owner of Vic's Aircraft in Fargo, hosts a fundraiser each year.

This year, the money will go to the Bolstad family to help with medical bills.

Allan Skramstad also got involved after hearing about Lexi's accident, though he had never met the Bolstad's before.

Allan Skramstad- Helping the Bolstads: "It kind of hit home with me."

His own daughter, Shannon, died in a car accident at 26.

That was 11 years ago.

Now, Allan hopes to help this family through the hardest time of their lives.

Skramstad: "I kind of know what Jon and Robin are going through. Even though they didn't lose Lexi, it was kind of nip-and-tuck for a while there."

The fundraiser goes from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

There will be airplane rides, food and a hypnotist.

Some of Lexi's friends, who have done a lot for the family already including selling bracelets, are helping at the event.

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