DANVILLE -- Dozens of kids and teens take classes at Karen Gronsky School of Dance in Danville. Some students, like Athena Zellers, spend a lot of time here.
"She has this personality, this spark," Karen Gronsky said.
The 8 year old from Northumberland is usually there five days a week.
"And she's here for the last five years in her eight young years," Gronsky said.
On October 1, Gronsky took her dancers on a trip to New York City.
"The picture perfect, sunny, beautiful day," Gronsky said.
Until the ride home. Athena was in the car with her parents when they hit a divot in the road. The car flipped and went down an embankment. Athena was flown to Lehigh Valley Hospital.
"Literally fought for her life for a few days," Gronsky said.
Athena had a skull fracture and was put in a medically induced coma. After about a week she started to improve.
"They took her off the ventilator. She was breathing on her own," Gronsky said.
Gronsky put a prayer chain on Facebook and had around 2,000 dance schools around the country praying for Athena. Gronsky and some of the dance moms put together a GoFundMe page to help the family. It's already at $14,000. The school is hosting a dance marathon next weekend to raise money.
"We're doing a little lyrical dance for her," Noelle Steinbauer said.
Athena's friends are happy she's doing better.
Gronsky says Athena will come home from the hospital soon.
"It's going to be a long road, but I want to say she's got this. She's got this," Gronsky said.
If you want to check out Athena's GoFundMe page, click here.