According to a recent article, Amanda Hoffman, 23-year-old Texas A&M grad, is currently fighting for her life after being injured in a car accident while on her way to a water-skiing tournament.
Hoffman had been traveling to North Carolina for the tournament with two of her teammates. At the time of the accident, she was sleeping in the backseat with her seatbelt on. Hoffman suffered serious brain injury after being thrown from the car, and has been in a coma ever since.
Samantha Stern, Hoffman’s best friend, stated, “She’s just amazing. She’s smart, she’s beautiful, she’s funny, and she’s the light of anyone’s world who knows her.”
Hoffman had just recently graduated from A&M. She was the captain of the school’s club water-ski team.
Stern is planning to leave her job in Bryan, Mississippi, and stay with Hoffman’s mother for the recovery. “I know it’s going to be difficult to see but she would do it for me and I have absolutely no question about that,” said Stern.
At this point in time, over $10,000 has already been raised to aid Hoffman’s family. Diana Hoffman, Amanda’s mother, is incredibly grateful for the Aggie network and prayers.
“Thank you everyone who donated. It’s not about the money, but I’m sure going to need help in all areas of her care,” said Diana Hoffman.
Stern is hoping to be able to train Amanda Hoffman’s dog, Sophia, into a therapy dog for her recovery once she moves. “You can never guarantee anything with the body, but we’re praying she’ll wake up when the doctors want her to wake up,” she said.
Currently, Hoffman is intensive care at a hospital in Jackson. According to doctors she is making good progress.