Little girl struck by vehicle on Halloween improving at hospital

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Little girl struck by vehicle on Halloween improving at hospital

By Krista Hostetler. CREATED Nov 7, 2013

Las Vegas, NV (KTNV) -- Good news on the story about the little girl struck by a vehicle on Halloween.

A family friend of the injured six-year-old said the little girl has reached a milestone. She reached out to her mother on Thursday.

The friend told Action News that Brazyl Ward, who has been fighting for her life the last week, grabbed her mother's hand at the hospital.

Doctors said Brazyl is not awake, but appears to be improving.

Brazyl was struck by a hit and run driver while trick or treating. That driver still has not come forward.

Fundraisers are being held to help the family with medical expenses.

The first will be held Tuesday, Nov. 12 at Rum Runner on Tropicana and Spencer from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. Jeanette Lee will be doing a "Challenge the Pro" event. It costs $20 per person.

The second is scheduled for Saturday, Nov. 16 at Putter's Bar and Grill on 215 and Rainbow. Check-in time will be 5:30 p.m. with the event beginning at 6 p.m. Buy-in for the tournament is $20.

A donation account has also been set up for the family.

If you'd like to help, mention the "Brazyl Ward Donation Account" at any Wells Fargo Bank. The account number is 2723246894.

Krista Hostetler

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Krista Hostetler is the Senior Web Editor for and KTNV Mobile.