A benefit concert and dance has been organized for Stevie Rae Urwin, the young woman who is in the midst of a slow recovery from injuries she suffered when she was hit from behind as she walked a dog alongside Highway 211 near Bornstedt Road.

The impact of the pickup, driven May 23 by an unlicensed 15-year-old boy, threw Urwin across the highway. She received severe injuries to her head and foot, and she was in a coma for 10 days at Legacy Emanuel Hospital and Health Center in Portland, clinging to life by a thread.

The benefit will help Urwin, soon to celebrate her 20th birthday, and her family with expenses related to her recovery. All in the family are unemployed, since Stevie Rae suffered injuries.

The benefit concert includes a quartet of rock bands: She's Not Dead (all girls), All Falls Through, One Hour Newport and In Bloom.

The concert will continue from 8 p.m. to midnight Friday, Oct. 12, at the Wonder Ballroom, 128 N.E. Russell St., Portland (near Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard). Doors open at 7 p.m., and tickets are priced $10-$12.

Tickets can be ordered at

 Donations can be made at any US Bank to the Stevie Rae Urwin Fund. A secure donation can be made at

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