ANCHORAGE, Alaska — Members of the Cavner family continue to endure painful surgeries as they recover from a fiery plane crash earlier this month. The financial burden from hospital bills might be a little easier to handle, thanks to some Alaska hunters.
The Alaska Professional Hunters Association says its members volunteered to take on some of Preston Cavner's hunting trips, which the family relies on to make a living.
Their recovery is being documented in an online journal.
"I think everybody's doing all right considering the circumstances. My parents are struggling everyday to get through everything, but as far as the tragedy itself I think we're trying to move beyond that and move to a rehabilitation stage," said Eric Julian, brother of Stacie Cavner.
Four-year-old Myles was killed in the plane crash near Anchorage's Merrill Field, but the rest of the family -- Preston, Stacie and 2-year-old Hudson -- survived. So did the family's 16-year-old babysitter, Rachel Zientak of Texas.