WESTMINTER, Colo. (CBS4) – There was a huge turnout at a fundraiser for a brave little girl on Friday.

Jamille Hernandez, 7, has been at Children’s Hospital since early February when her family’s van was hit by a suspected drunk driver.

On Friday evening Hernandez’s school in Westminter hosted a “zumbathon” and bake sale. They raised more than $7,000.

217 Fundraiser Raises A Lot Of Money For Young Crash Victim

Jamille Hernandez (credit: CBS)

Hernandez’s teacher, Monica Strass, says the response was beyond anything they could have imagined.

“It’s really a lot to take in … I’m getting like all choked up. It’s really overwhelming. The response is absolutely incredible that we have seen,” Strass said.

Hernandez had bleeding on the brain along with a broken neck, back and leg. She’s expected to be in the hospital another two to three months.

Hernandez’s mother was also seriously injured.

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Friends have set up a GoFundMe page to help with medical expenses.


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