Community holds fundraiser for Zephyr girl in coma


EARLY, Texas - The community has come together to rally behind a teen hospitalized since May 22 nd .

Jessica Armour, a junior at Zephyr High School, was leaving a bonfire when she overcorrected and flipped her car. She broke her collar bone and suffered collapsed lungs. She's being treated at Fort Worth Harris Methodist Southwest Hospital.

"She's been unconscious ever since the accident," Rhonda King, a family friend, said. "Yesterday I was in the room when they switched the machine, and she started breathing on her own."

Armour's friends held a bake sale on Friday afternoon in front of Darlene's Cutting Edge Barber Shop in Early. They describe her as an active teen who participates in FFA and cheerleading.

Michael Hunter was her AG teacher for the last 10 years.

"Your heart just sinks when you get that call," he said. "It's a call you never want to get."

Many in the community that knew her well are trying to help raise money to help pay her medical bills.

"There have been jars for Jessica at the [Brown County] rodeo, there has been a spaghetti supper in Zephyr, and this one so far," Freya McCleery, her cheerleading coach, said." "There are some more coming up. There's t-shirt sales at the Zephyr [Junior] Rodeo for Jessica."

That rodeo takes place June 16th.

Though it may be a long road for Armour, her friends remain positive on her road to recovery.

"She's just a great individual who touched everyone in the community," Hunter said.

"She's just amazing, a loving person, and it's a blessing to know her and get to know her," Morgan Warren said, a sophomore at Zephyr High.

The bake sale will be held again Saturday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Those interested in helping can donate at any Prosperity Bank by giving Jessica Armour's name or they can visit this website.