Dozens of family and friends held a benefit poker run for a motorcyclist who is making a miraculous recovery after being shot in the head in Yuba City last month.
Several different clubs and dozens of riders came to the Harley Davidson dealership off Arden Way in Sacramento, buying shirts and stickers, and making donations to fund medical costs for Steve Iascone who was a former employee at that dealership.
After thanking all of his friends and family at the fundraiser, Iascone told FOX40 that he's doing much better, just a few weeks after taking a bullet to his head.
"For about three weeks, I didn't have any speech," Iascone said.
Last month, Iascone was riding in Yuba City, looking for a motorcycle parts shop. But before he made it there, he was shot in the back of the head while making a u-turn on Del Norte Avenue. Yuba City police said they believe he was the victim of a random shooting.
His motorcycle helmet slowed the bullet, which his doctors say probably saved his life. But now he must wear a different type of helmet.
"After the surgery, because there's so much brain swelling, he still has to have a helmet, because there's no skull to protect it, unfortunately," his fiancee Courtney Dawley told FOX40, adding that originally doctors had little hope.
But the motorcycle community, as well as the couple's gym Robles Fitness, rallied to support them.
"The support has just been non-stop it's crazy I'm so thankful to every single one of you," Dawley said.
His friends tell us officers originally listed the case as a homicide, believing Iascone wouldn't survive. But he's proved them wrong.
"Every week it's a little bit better," Iascone told FOX40.
Yuba City Police said they have not ruled out the possibility the shooting was a gang initiation.
Meanwhile, Dawley is counting her blessings, but hopes police can still bring the shooter to justice.
"Somebody out there has to know something. If these people aren't put behind bars, who knows whose next," Dawley told FOX40.
The family has set up a GoFundMe account for Iascone.