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A young mother finds strength in daughter fighting for life

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MuRiyahe Cravens said Friday morning, her 5-year old daughter's condition was upgraded in the ICU at Sacred Heart Medical Center in Spokane.

Dezahrae Chunn was hit by a car in Clarkston Thursday afternoon at 10th and Poplar.

The 26-year old mother said her focus is on her daughter and keeping a positive attitude is what's important right now.

"She does have a lot of injuries but by God's grace, all those are healing," Cravens said by phone. "She's alive. I can't be mad at nobody. I'm so thankful."

Cravens has four girls, ranging in age from 10 months to 11-years old. Dezahrae is her 2nd youngest.

She calls her little girl a fighter.

Dezahrae was upgraded from critical condition Thursday night to stable condition Friday morning but she remains in intensive care.

Her mother added, she doesn't have any bleeding in the brain.

"She never gives up. Never," she said.

Cravens said her little girl has gone through a lot of surgeries already and has a long road to recovery ahead.

She wants to express her gratitude to her neighbors, first responders, hospital staff, lifeflight crews, and everyone else invovled.

She also wants that driver who hit her daughter to know, that she isn't mad.

"It was an accident," she told KLEW News.

A GoFundMe account has been set up to help the family take her daughter to Disneyland when she recovers.

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