CENTERVILLE, Ohio (WDTN) - Alex Lovett's family says it's a miracle he survived this deadly car crash.
It was September of last year.
His friend Mitchell Haber, 19, was driving in the early morning hours when troopers say he lost control of the car, went left of center, hit a pole and then two trees. Mitchell was ejected and died at the scene.
Alex, 19, was seriously injured and sustained a brain injury.
"They gave Alex a five percent chance of survival," says Tami Parks.
In the 8 months since the accident, he's been in the hospital and is now in a rehab facility.
"He's already made progress to the point, he's got self, taking care of, brushing his teeth and he's feeding himself. He came out of the coma and has started to speak," explains Parks.
But all of those medical bills are adding up.
So, family and friends hosted a fundraiser at Poelking Lanes South in Centerville Saturday.
"I would just like to thank everyone for coming out an supporting us at this benefit. It really means a lot to us and our family. I would really like to thank the people who organized this and the previous one. So much effort goes into this and I really appreciate what they've done for our family," comments Alex's father Edward Lovett.
Alex was even able to take a turn at his favorite sport.
He turns 20 on May 28th and his family hopes to celebrate another milestone with him.
"He's doing better and we hope to take him home next week," says Edward.
If you weren't able to make it out to the fundraiser for Alex.
You can still drop off donations at Poelking Lanes South or go here for more information.
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