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Hundreds supported Lauren at New Prairie football game

New Carlisle, IN - Hundreds showed up to support Lauren Pokuta at the first hometown football game at New Prairie High School. 

North Prairie hosted Griffin for the first football game of the season. But football was the last thing on people's mind Friday night, they were there for Lauren. 

Lauren Pokuta, 17, would be attending her senior year this year at the high school but a car accident August 2nd left her severely injured.

Pokuta was air lifted to South Bend Memorial Hospital after suffering a brain injury, along with a broken clavicle, cheek bone, pelvis and collapsed lung.

The two vehicle accident happened in northern La Porte County.

Pokuta was in a car driven by Laura Schulte, 17, she suffered a contusion to her head during the crash.

According to the Herald Argus Newspaper Pokuta was not responsive at the scene. In the other vehicle, there were three teens -- all from New Prairie High.

According to Pokuta's doctor she has been moved to a long care rehabilitation center in Chicago for her continued care. She is said to be in a "vegetative state."

Friday night family and friends of Pokuta sold "Team Lauren" t-shirts, wrist bands and glow sticks. They sold out of all items, selling 500 t-shirts, 1,200 wrist bands and 2,000 glow sticks. 

You can also show your support at "Pokuta Palooza" on October 15 at New Carlisle American Legion.

For updates on Lauren you can visit this site.

On a sports note, New Prairie fell to Griffin 49 -7. 

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