Courtney Jones was seen often by her parents' side greeting spectators at charity events hosted by the 1916 Motorcycle and Car Club.
But for the last two weeks, Chris and Sabina Jones have been at their daughter's side day and night as the pretty brunette lays in a hospital bed with broken ribs, loss of a kidney, punctured lungs, a cracked collar bone and shattered pelvis.
Friends and family called the 23-year-old's survival of a motorcycle accident on Topanga Canyon Boulevard on Feb. 17, miraculous.
Jones was a passenger on a bike that collided with a vehicle about 3 miles north of Pacific Coast Highway, according to published reports. Her body bore the brunt of the collision, friends said. She was airlifted to UCLA Medical Center, where she received 70 pints of blood.
"She's on a breathing tube but she's clearly aware of where she is," said Courtney's brother, Jonathan. "She's coherent and we're happy to know that her heart is doing well, but it's going to be a long (recovery) process."
Though she is now stable, friends of the family are holding a fundraiser to help with medical bills and other expenses.
The fundraiser will include a bake sale and art show from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m Friday and Saturday at Michelangelo Hair House, 19710 Ventura Blvd Suite 102, in Woodland Hills.
Art pieces include two paintings by Wes Van Dyke, grandson of actor and entertainer Dick Van Dyke.
Donations also are being accepted at gofundme.com/CourtneyJonesWellnessFund.
Family friend Caroline Guiney said the Joneses ran a day care in their Reseda home for years. Courtney Jones recently oversaw the business while her mom Sabina recovered from a stroke. But the family has had to close the day care since the accident.
"My daughter loved the Jones family," Guiney said. "Courtney has done so much for different charities, including helping run the 1916 motorcycle and car club toy run benefitting Christine Devine's Wednesday's Child, that it only seems fair that she would get some charity in return.
"We've all been hit with hard times. But nobody in the whole wide world needs this as much as they do," Guiney said of the family. "They are good people. They are the kind of people who, if you are stuck in the desert at 3 a.m., you can call them and they will come to get you."
Jonathan Jones said his family has been touched by the support.
"It's really been inspiring," Jonathan, 25, said. "It's amazing to see what all these people are doing for Courtney."