By Kylen Mills
Lindsay Murdock had a stroke in June shortly after the birth of her son, Easton.
Since then she's had several brain surgeries. Now, after five months in a coma, she's starting to improve.
"Lindsay we're so proud of you, and you're gonna make it," said Lindsay's friend Brooke Robinson.
It's been a long road for Lindsay Murdock's friends and family. Her fiancé is raising their seven month old son, Easton.
Lindsay's dad says she was OK right after the baby was born, but overnight, their whole world changed.
Lindsay had gotten very ill, and soon suffered a stroke. Now, her family doesn't know if she will recover enough to enjoy life with her fiance and son.
"You hear of successes just out of the blue, and we said why not Lindsay. You know she was young when this happened, healthy. We just feel like she's got just as good a chance as anybody. So we have never given up," said Lindsay's dad Ron Murdock.
Lindsay is now being treated at a rehab facility near Des Moines. Her parents drive six hours round trip to see her each week.
Unfortunately, her care there isn't covered by insurance. It costs more than 22 thousand dollars a month, and the Murdock are paying it all out of pocket.
"The money is not the important part of it, it's Lindsay's care and we will do whatever it takes," said Ron Murdock.
The local community is coming together at a benefit tomorrow night. The benefit will be at the Alexis Fieldhouse from 5 to 11pm.
If you'd like to donate to the Murdock's you can put money in an account called the Lindsay fighter fund at any branch of the Midwest Bank of Western Illinois.