Standing Firm for Avery

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ADA,Okla The entire city is coming together as they rally around one of their very own, Avery Anderson.

"She's one of the most special young ladies that I've ever encountered," said H2O Church pastor Zac Christian.

Ada high school soccer player Avery Anderson has been in the hospital since she and classmate Karsen Sheffield were in a car accident on July 28.
Although Sheffield is home recovering , Anderson remains in the hospital with an infection as well as a major brain injury.

People all over the community have been sharing their thoughts and prayers for Avery to heal , her friends say, they're confident Anderson will be okay.

"She's one of the most loving people I know, she is an 'encourager' , and I think she's going to make a full recovery from this; we serve a powerful God, and I believe she'll be here with us soon," said teammate and friend Maddie Bacon.

"We just all love her and care about her and we knows she's gonna make it out of it," said teammate Sadie Criswell.

Peers and her pastor say Anderson's faith is a crucial part of her life.

"If she could say anything..she would say..she would talk about the hope that she has in Jesus and that's what she'd want to communicate more than anything else," said Christian.

People outside Ada are also showing their support, The Durant high school band, cheerleaders and football team will be wearing green Friday night to honor Avery.
It's her favorite color, but it also represents brain injury awareness.

"I think that's so sweet that they're doing that..that shows lots of character from Durant," said cousin Grace Anderson.

Local retail store are selling "Ave the Brave" bracelets and the proceeds will go to the Anderson family to help with medical bills.

Anderson's friends say, 'we love you Ave,' in unison.

For more information about her condition you can visit Avery Anderson Updates on Facebook.