The teen who received significant injuries due to a shark attack continues to be a "beacon of light."

New Bern High School student 17-year-old Paige Winter was attacked by a shark while swimming at a beach near Fort Macon Park around 12:20 p.m. Sunday. Her father rescued her by punching the shark five times to force it to let his daughter go, according to previous reports, and she was flown to Vidant Medical Center for treatment.

In a statement Tuesday from Vidant, Paige's family said she is resting from surgery and continues to show her fighter's spirit. While other surgeries will be necessary, the family wrote Paige's "courageous spirit continues to be a beacon of light for all of us."

Eric Toschlog, MD, also included a statement, saying Paige had significant damage to her left leg requiring amputation above the knee and significant damage to both of her hands. On Tuesday, Paige's hands were cleaned and evaluated and the trauma team performed a closure of Paige's amputation. Her hands will require additional operations, but as of Tuesday Paige remains in good condition, Toschlog wrote.

Toschlog also wrote he wanted to acknowledge the "extraordinary courage and resilience" shown by both Paige and her family.

The family thanked everyone for their continues prayers, love, and support, which has been pouring in for Paige from across the world.

"We can't wait to show you how bright her star shines," the family wrote.