- Two little girls, best buddies, spent the day playing soccer at a central Washington tournament in May. Gracie Snider and Ayla James were riding back from the game, laughing and talking like friends do.But just a few miles east of Ritzville on i-90 on May 3rd, the vehicle the girls were in hit a semi truck. Gracie didn't make it and Ayla was seriously hurt.
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SPOKANE, Wash. - After more then 3 months in the hospital recovering from brain and spinal injuries, Ayla James is finally coming home from Seattle Children's Hospital. May 3rd was a tragic day for Ayla's family and the family of Gracie Snider. Both 10-year-old girls were in a car crash on I-90 near Ritzville when the car Ayla's dad was driving, rear ended the back of a semi.
SPOKANE, Wash.- Friends and family of Ayla James would like to thank the Spokane community for coming together to support Ayla James and Gracie Snider. The raffle fundraiser held on Sunday was a huge success and raised over $9,000 for Ayla's family. Ayla James is the ten-year-old girl who was injured in a tragic vehicle accident just a few weeks ago that killed her friend, Gracie Snider.
SPOKANE, Wash. - It was an emotional evening Wednesday night as hundreds of people filled Manito Park to remember Gracie with a candlelight vigil. Friends, family, teammates, coaches, and even people who never knew Gracie, but still wanted to show their support showed up.
- A memorial candlelight vigil is being organized by the Spokane Foxes Soccer Club, in honor of Gracie in an effort to raise funds to cover the funeral expenses. All are welcome to attend the vigil which will be on May 7th at 7:30pm in Manito Park. Gracie's jersey number was "7." Anyone who would like to offer help or show support, can message the Spokane Foxes Facebook Page.