Tucson family asks help for injured daughter

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TUCSON, Ariz. -- A Tucson family is in desperate need of help as their teenage daughter struggles to live a normal life.

Jessyka Murray, 18, survived a car crash that left her unable to walk or talk.

Her medical bills keep piling up and the family is running out of cash.

Last November the Canyon del Oro high school grad was a passenger in her friend's car when another car, making an illegal turn, hit them. Jessyka spent months in rehab, until April when insurance stopped covering her medical bills.

Now her rehabilitation takes place at home. It costs more than a $1,000 a day.

"We're not really getting the results that Jessyka needs, as far as the attention, physical therapy, occupational therapy and speech therapy that's going to required for her to make a full recovery," said Jessyka's brother Griffin Murray.

Friday night Jessyka's family hosted "Jammin' for Jessyka" at The Rock to raise money for her medical care.

Everyone involved volunteered their time and services to help.

"I got a couple of kids.  I'm just hoping that if a tragic accident like this happened to them, that somebody would be willing to help me in the same way," said The Rock General Manager, Ari Aho.

"It's really not at all about the money to be honest with you," said Griffin.  "We're just looking for people to come together and help and realize what family and loyalty is really all about."

Loyalty, family members say, is what helps Jessyka grow stronger every day.

To learn more about how you can help Jessyka and her family, visit http://www.jtreno.com/fr_homepage.cfm