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SXSW crash survivor's favourite band play a private gig in her hospital room

Mason was one of the 25 people injured in the crash at the festival last week.

LAST WEEK, TWO people were killed and 25 injured when a suspected drunk driver sped through a crowd at the South by Southwest Festival in Austin, Texas.

Mason Endres is one of the victims of the crash – she sustained a number of serious injuries including a broken leg, a spinal fracture, and a broken nose.

Mason’s friend Grace Neill described the crash:

We were waiting for Mason’s dad to pick us up when all of a sudden this car comes around the corner at 60 miles an hour. We couldn’t move…it ploughed us down. I was facing her… I watched my best friend get hit like a bowling pin.

The 18-year-old had been hoping to catch her favourite band Jared & The Mill at the festival, but had to spend the time recovering in hospital.

The band consider Mason one of their ‘first friends and fans’ – so when they heard she had been injured in the accident, they decided to bring the gig to her hospital room:

Source: austin360video/YouTube

After the gig, Mason said:

Today, I felt better than I ever imagined I thought I would feel in a hospital.

1622888_622195427860674_1238445677_n Source: Facebook/Jared & The Mill

via Buzzfeed

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