Friends and family of Alli McKernan gathered at Brews Bros North in Spokane on Saturday to raise funds for the injured teen's medical expenses.
"She's energetic, positive, always super silly, you've never seen her give up on anything," said Alli's friends.
Alli's not giving up now. McKernan was injured in a sledding accident at Priest Lake on New Year's Day. After being airlifted to Sacred Heart, she immediately had surgery on her spine.
After spending 13 days in the ICU, where she celebrated her 13th birthday, McKernan is now rehabilitating at Seattle Children Hospital.
"She's just working really hard everyday, and everyday she improves," said Michelle Widner, McKernan's aunt. "So we're expecting her to do amazing and be home really soon."
Saturday, $1 of every purple Alli-Gator sold, was donated to help with her medical expenses.
"I think that no matter what life throws at her, she's going to get through it and I think that everything that businesses like Brews Bros is doing is great," said some of Alli's friends.