A campaign to raise funds for Shylah Rodden, who was severely injured after she was hit by a rollercoaster at Australia’s Royal Melbourne Show, has raised minimal funds.
The 26-year-old was rushed to the hospital after she was hit on September 25. Her injuries included facial fractures and a collapsed lung.
It’s believed that she was trying to retrieve her phone when she was hit by the ride. She fell from the ride and landed on the ground about 9 meters away.
This week, the Royal Melbourne Hospital announced that her condition had improved.
Some of her friends then set up a Go Fund Me page to raise money for her medical expenses.
Unfortunately, as of Saturday morning, only 32 people had contributed to the campaign, which left her with an $18,750 shortfall.
Sylvia Dess, who is a close friend of the Rodden family, started the fundraising campaign in an attempt to help the family. She said she wanted to help the family after the tragic incident.