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Firefighters brighten Christmas for family of 6-year-old hit-and-run victim

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Brazyl Ward recently opened her eyes for the first time since a hit-and-run crash on Halloween night. (FOX5) Brazyl Ward recently opened her eyes for the first time since a hit-and-run crash on Halloween night. (FOX5)
Clark County firefighters, along with Santa Claus, deliver presents to the Ward family on Thursday. (FOX5) Clark County firefighters, along with Santa Claus, deliver presents to the Ward family on Thursday. (FOX5)
LAS VEGAS (FOX5) -

As many of us prepare to spend the Christmas holiday with loved ones, a 6-year-old Las Vegas girl will be confined to a hospital bed.

Brazyl Ward is still recovering at University Medical Center Trauma nearly two months after being struck by a vehicle while out trick-or-treating.

Now, a group of firefighters has stepped up, hoping to bring a little holiday cheer to Brazyl's family.

Brazyl remains in an intensive care unit, unable to speak or move her right side.

"It's going to be really hard without her to sing the songs, to do certain things," said Brazyl's mother, Tiffany Ward.

Tiffany Ward said she'll miss baking cookies with the family and watching her daughter jump up and down on Christmas Day.

"We are going to try and make it as normal as possible. We are going to go up there with her, be with her," she said.

Clark County firefighter and paramedic Matt Henderson was at the scene of the accident in the southwest Valley.

"It's never fun to show up to that kind of call with a little girl or little kid that's been hurt that bad," Henderson said.

Hoping to lift the spirits of a family that really needs it, Henderson, along with two other firefighters, took money out of their paychecks to fill nearly two fire engines worth of gifts for Brazyl and her two siblings.

On Thursday, those gifts were delivered, with Santa Claus on hand.

"It feels really exciting to know the firemen are there for me and my family," said Brandon Ward, Brazyl's brother.

"Her eyes are going to get really big. She was always the one to stop and stare," Tiffany Ward said. "Honestly, more good has come out of this than bad."

"These guys are just truly heroes for what they do and the heart they have. These guys lay it all out on the line on a daily basis. This is their personality off duty," Brandon Ward said.

Brazyl is slowly improving and is currently listed in serious condition. Her family hopes to have her in an inpatient rehabilitation center in the coming weeks.

Police are still searching for the person who struck Brazyl and fled. A friend of the family has offered a $10,000 reward for information leading to the driver's capture.

If you would like to make a donation to help with the Wards' medical costs, you can do so here.

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