EUGENE, Ore. - The passenger in a DUII crash that was sent to the hospital with life-threatening injuries is now in stable condition. However, Evie Allen's sister, Clare said she has a long road to recovery ahead of her.
"It's been devastating for us watching her be in so much pain," said Clare.
She said Evie, 25, suffered a broken spine, smashed spinal cord, collapsed left lung, broken clavicle, broken scapula, fractured sternum, and multiple broken ribs.
Since the crash Thursday night, Evie has undergone three surgeries and can now breathe on her own. However, she is paralyzed from the waist down.
"She will be in a wheelchair for the rest of her life," said Clare.
Clare said Evie will be in the hospital for a few more weeks before starting rehabilitation.
The two sisters grew up in Tillamook. Evie moved to Eugene in 2010 to pursue a degree in Environmental Science at the University of Oregon. Clare followed suit the year after, joining her sister in becoming a Duck as well.
"Evie's aspirations are to get out in the world and make a difference. She's interested in traveling, how the environment affects us as people and what she could do to make changes," said Clare.
Clare said her family is currently raising money for medical expenses. They have an account at OnPoint Community Credit Union under "Evelyn Allen."
To donate to their YouCaring fundraiser page, click here.
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