This weekend’s high school football matchup between and Murrieta Valley Nighthawks will see more than just great tackles and awesome runs.
The homecoming game at Murrieta Valley will also honor a local champ who has been fighting for her life since Aug. 16.
had just stepped off a public bus on Prielipp Road in Wildomar.
Unfortunately, she didn’t get far.
It’s not clear if she ever saw the Mitsubishi Lancer that -- she suffered severe brain injuries and was placed into a medically induced coma.
Since the tragic accident, Kaitlyn has shown some progress and
“For the last six weeks, we bonded to support Kaitlyn and her family,” said Carol Stickles, a Murrieta-based family friend. “Kaitlyn remains in stable condition in the ICU and continues to slowly show progress. As a community, we continue to pray and help as much as we can.”
To help the family with medical expenses, Stickles and others are spearheading a fundraising campaign that will kick off at Friday’s homecoming game with collection boxes being passed around the stands. Gametime is 7 p.m.
“Any amount is sincerely appreciated,” Stickles said.
Additionally, an account in Kaitlyn’s name has been opened at Chase Bank, Cal Oaks Branch in Murrieta.
Donations can also be mailed to:
Attn: Kaitlyn Parra c/o Cole Canyon Elementary, 23750 Via Alisol, Murrieta, CA 92562.