CACHE COUNTY, Utah (ABC4 Utah) The family of the girl who had been shot in the head and found in a dry canal shares an update on her condition.
Deserae Turner, 14, was found nearly dead in a dry canal bed last week. She had been shot in the head and was placed in a medically induced coma.
Two 16-year-old boys accused of shooting Deserae have been charged with attempted murder.
The Turner family says it has been touched by the outpouring of love and support they are receiving at this difficult time.
In a statement from the family they expressed:
We would like to express our sincere gratitude to family, friends, community members, and all of those we may not have met. The kindness our family has been shown is beyond measure. We are in awe of the number of people who have reached out to us, thought of us, and included our family in their prayers. We are especially grateful for the medical staff who have gone above and beyond to care tirelessly for Deserae. While Deserae remains in critical conditions she is no longer in a medically induced coma. Our daughter is a fighter with a strong will to live. We are grateful for everyday and know that there is a very long road ahead for her and our family.
A Go Fund Me page, https://www.gofundme.com/fight-for-deserae-turner has been established and an account at America First Credit Union. Donations can be made at any America First Credit Union Branch for the Deserae Turner Charity fund.