Local teenager gets help from Hunger Games star

Josh Hutcherson helps out local girl

CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) - Almost three months ago, Abby Marsh injured her spine in a car crash causing her to lose control of much of her body.

Since the accident family and friends have shown support emotionally and financially, including Union, Kentucky native and Hunger Games star Josh Hutcherson.

After the accident the 17-year-old Ryle High School soccer player endured a successful 11-hour surgery. Quickly she began making progress.

Marsh's story has been an inspiration to hundreds of people including Northern Kentucky native and movie star Josh Hutcherson. Hutcherson is holding five online auctions to raise money for the Marsh family. The winners get to have dinner with the Hollywood actor.

"He doesn't even really know our family, so I think it is incredible that he would give his time and efforts to help out Abby," said Reta Marsh, Abby's mother. "He is a generous person and we are so very grateful."

"I love it," said Abby.  "It means a lot especially to my family."

Marsh says the continuous support from friends and family has gotten her through this difficult time, but nothing has been more powerful than her faith.

"I couldn't do it without God," said Abby.  "I put all my faith and trust in him, because this happened for a reason I just haven't figured it out yet."

The "March for Marsh" event is Saturday night from 7 p.m. to midnight at Turfway Park. Tickets for the event can be purchased at the door for $25 and $15 for those under 15 years old.