BATHURST woman Sarah McClure has some challenges ahead of her after a freak accident last month led to her lower right leg being amputated.
But her friends are ready to get on their bikes and hold a fundraiser to ensure Ms McClure has her independence when she leaves Westmead Hospital later in the year.
The 31-year-old's life changed on Tuesday, May 7 when a parked Nissan X-Trail rolled down a steep driveway at a Kurumben Place property and pinned her between the vehicle and wall of the house.
Ms McClure remained trapped for two hours as emergency crews - who had to support the front wall of the house, which was at risk of collapsing on her - worked to free her.
She was eventually freed by Police Rescue, taken by road ambulance to a waiting helicopter and flown to Westmead Hospital, where she underwent life-saving surgery.
Unfortunately, her right leg had to be amputated above the knee.
Close friend Christie Dullard said Ms McClure will be in Westmead for at least two more months.
"She's in pretty good spirits," she said.
"She wants us to try and have a laptop up [during the fundraiser] and do a livefeed so she can chat to people while they're here.
"So we'll try to do that as well for her."
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Ms Dullard said the money raised will go towards car and home modifications to give Ms McClure her independence when she leaves hospital.
"Her car will need to be modified - most likely hand controls," she said. "Hand rails [will be needed] at her house, ramps as well, because she won't be able to use stairs.
"It's looking more likely that she won't actually get a prosthetic leg until December, so up until then, when she comes home, she'll be in a wheelchair and on crutches.
"The modifications will help with that."
The fundraiser will be held this Saturday, June 15 at the F45 gym in Corporation Avenue, when the aim is to have at least one exercise bike being ridden continuously from 6am to 6pm.
As well, there will be raffles, a barbecue, auctions and a live DJ at noon.
"The goal is to raise at least $2000, but at the moment we're probably going to beat that already," F45 manager Zara Crawford said.
"We're going to have a whole bunch of participants and the goal is to have at least one bike in-house going the whole time.
"So it's going to be a tag team effort."
To take part in the bike ride fundraiser, contact Ms Crawford on 0450 045 745.