A Howland girl, who was accidentally struck by a Bobcat loader last month, remains at Akron Children's Hospital.
Marissa Kay Vincent, 7, suffered internal injuries and multiple broken bones in the accident that happened May 25 at a home on North Road.
The accident happened when Marissa and her father were in her neighbor's back yard. Her father was helping the neighbor do some excavating work.
The neighbor, who asked not be named or have his face shown, said he feels awful, and hasn't stopped thinking about the accident or Marissa. He said he wants to help the family anyway he can.
Marissa has had 11 operations in 10 days, and it's still unknown if she'll ever be able to walk again, but her family remains hopeful.
"In due time we will know what is functioning properly and where everything is in the healing process. And our fingers are crossed that she will be able to come home soon and get back on the cheerleading squad with the Howland Tigers and on the dream team," said Samantha Bendel, Marissa's older sister.
Amie Crowder a friend of Marissa's mom, said funds also have been set up at Huntington Bank and Woodforest Bank inside Wal-Mart.
"When Marissa is up and out of the bed we want to make sure funds are in place to help make that transition as easy as possible," Crowder said.
Some children in Niles, Braden and Addison DeVinney and Karley Breckner, are also trying to help, selling lemonade and donating proceeds to Marissa. The three said they do not know Marissa, but when they heard what had happened they wanted to do whatever they could to help. So far, they raised more than $100.