TODAY | December 28, 2011
>>> more good news to report on the recovery of a young model from texas who suffered serious injuries when she walked into a plane's spinning propeller. "today" national correspondent amy robach has the latest.
>> lauren scruggs family says she spent christmas surrounded by loved ones and has an entire community coming out to offer support.
>> lauren is doing amazingly well. accidentally walked into the propeller, suffering severe injuries to her head, shoulders and hands. doctors had to remove her hand and her left eye , but the scruggs family remains positive. on monday, the day after christmas , lauren 's mother posted an update on her daughter's blog saying "lo is making remarkable strides. her spirit is incredible. she's positive, hungry and cheery. her appetite is very healthy, even though she is still taking lots of pain medication ." this year the family says christmas served as a reminder sometimes it's the simple things in life that bring great joy, saying "britt and lo wore their matching pjs just for christmas eve . love has been poured out over us in ways we could never have dreamed. our hearts are changed. our lives are molded in a deeper way. lo has twin sister brittany to lean on and brit can literally feel her sister's pain. being twins and having a bond that most never understand, brit's eye has been twitching for the last four to five days every 30 seconds or so." they are still tallying the money raised at last night's fund-raiser. so far the total is at $10,000 and counting. matt?
>> amy robach , thank you very much.