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Hundreds come out to support Bailey Wind at fundraiser


LATHAM, NY --  It was an outpouring of support for Bailey, one of the survivors of the Northway crash, inside the Red Robin restaurant in Latham Tuesday night.

The minute Shaker senior Bailey Wind walked through the doors, she and the rest of her family were stunned and excited to see the amount of support and love from a community that rallied around her from the very beginning.

"It's just amazing," said Wind. "I am so thankful for it. I can't put it into words. It's so nice of everyone to do."

Bailey made it slowly past the crowd. She was greeted by hugs and kisses from everyone. Friends and strangers one after another telling her what an inspiration she's been.

Tuesday they were all there for her, buying t-shirts, donating their dollars, and purchasing large meals to help the Wind family.  

Red Robin agreed to donate 15% of each sale made Tuesday night. The money they raise will go toward Bailey's medical costs.

"Physically I'm doing really good mentally it has been hard," she told NEWS10.

Chris Stewart's mother Regina was also there to see Bailey. Her son Chris, who was also Bailey's boyfriend, lost his life in the crash. "She knows she has our full support. We can't wait for her to get better, to feel better, to feel stronger, and to get her brace off," she said.

Bailey says the brace could come off as early as the end of this month. She stayed smiling throughout the whole night as she embraced friends and neighbors helping her to stay strong. "I believe Chris is giving me strength to get through the day," she added.

Organizers of the event are hoping to raise at least $3,000 to help support the family.

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