MISSOULA, Mont. - 100 plus people showed up at a benefit dinner to support a young Missoula man who's lucky to be alive.
NBC Montana told you when 21-year-old Adam Gallegos was shot during a robbery at Ole's in East Missoula this September.
It's been a long road for Gallegos who lost a lung and had a stroke after being shot in the early morning hours, while working as a store clerk at Ole's.
Sunday night the Missoula County Sheriff's Office hosted a dinner in East Missoula for folks who came out to support the young man. The dinner raised money for Gallegos' continued care. $10 dollars bought a plate of food donated by Charlie B's, and Neptune Aviation made a $1,500 contribution.
Raffle tickets and auction items also helped to raise funds, and some people showed up just to drop off a check.
Gallegos said he's grateful for the support. "It's a pleasant feeling. I'm happy, I'm excited," he said Sunday night. "I never knew a community, so strong could be here supporting a single person."
Donations can still be made in Adam Gallegos' name at the Missoula Federal Credit Union.