The Toll Gate soccer team and the surrounding community rallied around 16-year-old Cirella, the Toll Gate Soccer Team's goal tender , who was hospitalized in Hasbro's ICU while fighting pnemonia and sepsis, a life-threatening blood infection. She had surgery to amputate her leg recently.
The team had hosted a canlde light vigil after their senior night soccer game Friday, October 27th on Bend Street in Warwick.
A GoFundMe account was also set up to cover medical expenses, and in just one week, it's raised $67,000.
The Titans have worn purple at their games to show support for Cirella.
Her 14-year-old sister Cassir, a freshman, scored the team's lone goal in their first game following Gianna's diagnosis.
Bill Koch of the Providence Journal was the first to report on the team's efforts.