Baldwinsville (WSYR-TV) - The condition of a Baldwinsville teenager who was injured in a crash that took her mother’s life in Western New York has been upgraded to serious.
Although she’s no longer in critical condition, 16-year-old Kelly Gleason is still in intensive care at the Erie County Medical Center in Buffalo.
Back in her hometown, classmates held a blood drive in honor of the injured teen and her family.
"We all worry about Kelly and we want to be there. We're all doing this in honor of Kelly and her family, even people that don't know her, we all feel for her,” said junior Tessa Glavin.
Gleason planned on donating blood with her friends on Wednesday. When students and staff realized that she had already signed up, they decided to hold the event in her honor.
“Kelly signed up to donate blood during her lunch period and when we realized that yesterday we called the local red cross and asked if we could do this in honor of the Gleason family and they graciously agreed,” said Baker teacher Dana Rubadou.
To show their support, students, friends, teachers, and even strangers arrived to donate blood.
"I don't really know her personally, but I think this is a great way to reach out to her and let her know that I care and we all care and we're helping her fight through,” said student Maggie Tarsel.
"She's the most positive person I've ever met and I feel so bad for her because she was really close to her mom and I can't imagine what she's going through,” said classmate Madeleine Heaton.
Glavin said the atmosphere at the school has been somber. But the students are banding together doing all they can to help the Gleason family.
Blood donations made at the school on Wednesday will help people in Central New York. Click here if you're interested in donating blood.