PHOENIX – An Escondido girl was seriously hurt after a rock climbing accident in Arizona.
Makayla “Kayla” Castro, 18, is in a medically-induced coma at an Arizona hospital after surviving a 60-foot drop while climbing the evening of Wednesday, April 20.
Castro’s body is struggling to mend due to the countless broken bones, according to 12News.
Esco-gelato in Escondido will host the fundraiser Wednesday starting at 6 p.m. Proceeds will go towards helping the 18-year-old’s family with hospital bills. They also set up an online fundraiser for her.
FOX 5 talked to her friends and classmates at Grand Canyon University who are staying by her side at Scottsdale Osborn Medical Center.
Mark Fuson and Siena Heideman said hiking in that area is one of their favorite things to do with Makayla. They said she’s lucky she didn’t break her neck and she’s making progress, but it’s slow.