‘Alisha is an incredible individual’: GoFundMe web page set as much as assist Oshawa lady in a coma after critical scooter crash in Mexico
A GoFundMe account has been started to help bring an Oshawa woman home after she was seriously hurt in Mexico.
Alisha Walls was returning to her home in Mexico on a scooter when she was hit by a car. The crash threw her off the scooter and into a wall.
She suffered a broken femur (thigh bone) and a fractured skull.
Jami Vandette, Walls’s sister, started the GoFundMe page in an effort to raise enough money to have her airlifted back to Canada.
“As of right now, Alisha is in an induced coma due to her head injury which is causing her brain to swell. As soon as she shows signs of improvement she will need to be airlifted home where she needs major surgery for her complicated femur break and the best possible trauma center is here at home,” Vandette wrote.
The cost of having Wallis airlifted home is between $57,000 and $76,000, Vandette noted.
“As we all know Alisha is a tremendous person who would help anyone and is always there when you need her. We ask today that you be there for her during this difficult time,” she added.
The accident happened over the weekend and Vandette started the page on Monday, Jan. 9. As of Tuesday, $46,099 had been raised toward the goal of $76,000.
Visit the GoFundMe page here.