An Erie mother is thanking the community for their donations, so she can get to her daughter overseas who was attacked in China.

Jovanna Torres's 24-year-old daughter Jennie Santiago has been in Beijing, China teaching English for the past year.

Over the weekend, she was attacked while hiking with a friend. A man stabbed her several times in her neck, hands and body.

She is hospitalized and expected to survive.

Torres turned to GoFundMe to raise enough money for a flight across the Pacific Ocean to see her daughter. The community has since stepped up.

Torres was on her way to Buffalo Friday afternoon to get her passport and visa for the trip, thanks to the help of a congressman's office.