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Fort Myers girl recovering after being critically injured in car crash last month

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Posted at 1:50 PM, Jul 02, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-02 22:56:14-04

FORT MYERS, Fla. -- A local girl who is recovering at Tampa General Hospital after a serious crash is making progress.

8-year-old Dasha Dorofeev was critically injured in a crash last on June 15th along Alico Road in Fort Myers.

She suffered traumatic brain injuries and was transported to Tampa General for neurological care.

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Dasha's family says she had only been able to speak two words since the accident: "ya puknula", which we're told means "I farted" in Russian. But Tuesday she was able to count up to five and say a few more words.

Monday, the Tampa Bay Rays visited kids at the hospital, including Dasha.

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Dasha's family started a GoFundMe to help with medical expenses. They have raised nearly $17,000 so far.