Things are better this week.

from the Athens Banner Herald:

Athens-Clarke police Sgt. Courtney Gale continues to recover from near fatal stab wounds, unaware of how friends, fellow officers and even strangers have poured out support for her this week.

Gale almost died from massive blood loss after a man with a history of mental illness stabbed her 10 times the night of Dec. 11 in the Alps Road Kroger, where she was working a side security job.

She’s had several surgeries and remains in a “light coma,” according to relatives.

Gale doesn’t know that a fellow officer set up a bank account in her name and that last weekend more than 100 bicyclists pedaled to the hospital in a show of support and to raise more money to help her through coming challenges.

Other fundraisers continue, with even more in the works.

On Tuesday, Kroger started a “round-up” campaign at all three Athens stores and one in Jefferson, where customers can donate money at the checkout line for Gale’s benefit.

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