Fundraising activities were held late Friday evening downtown at the Chief David Salmon Tribal Hall for the family of an 18 year old local woman who suffered
a gunshot wound to the head in late March.
Teil Diaz continues to recover at Alaska Native Medical Center in Anchorage, after suffering what family members are calling a traumatic brain injury.
Diaz was shot on March 25 at a West side condominium.
Originally thought to be an accidental shooting, Alaska State Troopers are continuing their investigation into the incident because they still haven't had a chance to speak with Diaz.
Her prognosis of surviving the shooting, early on, was listed as "poor," but family members and friends say she has made "great strides towards recovery" since.
"The doctors were pretty bleak early on about the outcome, and they really didn't expect her to survive," said Marjorie Grunin, one of the organizers of the fundraiser.
"But Teil is a true fighter. She's hanging in there."
Diaz is expected to remain hospitalized between three and six months before traveling Outside for intensive neurological rehabilitation.