A Sonora girl who suffered devastating injuries in a May auto accident is scheduled to come home from a San Francisco rehabilitation center this week, according to a spokesman for the medical facility.

Kevin McCormack, a spokesman for the California Pacific Regional Rehabilitation Center, said Monday that Nicole Kolpack, 17, is due to be released and go home after making incredible strides in her recovery from an accident that left her comatose for six weeks.

"She's doing really well considering the condition she was in when

she first arrived here," McCormack said. "She's had a remarkable

recovery and is just thriving."

The teen was the lone occupant of the pickup truck she was driving

when it left Campo Seco Road, plunged 40 feet down an embankment and

struck a tree. Kolpack wore her seatbelt during the accident, and no

alcohol or drugs were involved, according to the California Highway

Patrol, which issued no citations in connection with the accident.

A fundraiser for Kolpack took place Aug. 22 and raised more than

$50,000 toward medical expenses that have climbed near the $1 million

mark, according to family sources.

Kolpack's mother, Bonnie, wrote on the NicoleWillWalk.com blog

Saturday that "when Nicole comes home she will not need any special

medical equipment, she will go to therapists outside the home under the

supervision of her team in (San Francisco). She may take a long time to

shower, get dressed, style her hair and put her make up on ... but she

was like that before! So we don't care if she's slow for a while. We'll

take it. With smiles on our faces."

She added, "There has been an entire village in Tuolumne County and

an army of people scattered in the U.S. and other countries as well,

that have kept (our family) together and sane (barely sane) throughout

our ordeal. We and the rest of our family thank all of you for helping

us do this. The prayers, the short words of encouragement, the hugs,

have worked, for Nicole and us. Thank you all more than we can ever

relay to you, ever."

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