Updated: Saturday, 14 Mar 2009, 9:03 PM EDT
Published : Saturday, 14 Mar 2009, 9:03 PM EDT
GRAND ISLAND, N.Y. (WIVB) - One woman is behind bars following last weekend's hit and run crash in Amherst.
Now, a community is coming together to pray for one of the victims, who is fighting to live.
It's a service of healing and hope, for 22-year-old Amy Stewart. The U.B. graduate student was struck by a hit and run driver last weekend and now remains in a coma at ECMC.
Friends came to this prayer service to show Amy's family that they are supporting them through this difficult time.
Amy's mother works as a school nurse in Grand Island and her co-workers talk about how difficult this past week has been for the Stewart family.
"They're holding their own as far as getting their strength from their daughter," said family friend Carol Pizur.
Amy was a standout soccer star at Daemen College, an All-America Scholar Athlete, winning several awards.
She is now a student teacher at Glendale Elementary school in Tonawanada.
Pizur said, "We understand that her students are writing a lot of letters for her mom to read to her, keep them coming!"
On Thursday, 30-year-old Andrea Glinski was charged with leaving the scene of last weekends accident.
That incident also sent 21-year-old Rachel Baird, of Syracuse, to the hospital. She remains in fair condition at ECMC.
While investigators try to determine whether or not alcohol was involved, Andrea Glinski will head back to court on Thursday.
Meanwhile, Amy Stewart's family is just focusing on her health.
Friends and family members are asking everyone to say a prayer everyday until Amy is able to come home from the hospital.
We're calling 6 o'clock Amy's hour and that if 6 o'clock every day people can just stop what they're doing and remember Amy and say a prayer for Amy," said Carilyn Chauby.