ROSEBURG, Ore. -- A group of people gathered over the weekend to show their support for a young man injured in a car accident.
'Austin Atkinson's Angels' gathered to help the 18-year-old, who was seriously injured in a motorcycle accident in Glide a couple weeks ago.
Atkinson is at Sacred Heart at RiverBend in Springfield with a brain injury and a broken leg.
But he's revving up on the road to recovery.
Carissa Baer, Austin's friend, told KPIC News, "He's been doing physical therapy, which is definitely better than ICU where he was. We're hoping to have him home within a month."
When Austin crashed, he was wearing a helmet, which came off as he was ejected from the bike.
Miraculously, he landed in a patch of grass.
Morris Pearson was the first person on scene. "Austin was down, was hurt, obviously hurt, not moving, not conscious," he said.
Baer organized a donation based bike run starting in Stewart Park.
She also set up a donation account at Umpqua Bank called 'Angels for Austin.'
"It's really hard on the family right now, trying to make the trips up and back, and his father is a disabled veteran, so his mom can't make the trip too often," Baer said.
Carissa will be holding more fundraisers in the future. The money will help his family commute from their home in Glide to the hospital in Springfield, and possibly to buy Austin new gear.