FAIRFIELD – Carlos Prieto, 15, was struck by a vehicle, dragged four blocks and pulled over to the side of the road as the vehicle sped away.
The Susun City teenager suffered 30 broken bones, internal bleeding, a severed left ear and severe skin damage and was treated as a burn victim.
That treatment took place during a three-month stay at the University of California, San Francisco Benioff Children’s Hospital in Oakland.
“He’s doing great now,” said Linda Weber, president of the Lila branch that supports the hospital. Branch members reside in Solano, Napa and Sonoma counties.
The Lila branch is hosting an annual fashion show and luncheon to raise money for the hospital. The event is scheduled for Sept. 8 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Hilton Garden Inn, 2200 Gateway Court in Fairfield.
Tickets are $85 per person and can be purchased at https://auctria.events/lilac or by sending a check to Lilac Branch, 5055 Business Center Drive, Suite 101-PMB 261, Fairfield, CA 94534.
Prize drawings and a silent auction are part of the event, as well as an ongoing special needs fundraiser Prieto has a goal of raising $10,000 for needed rehabilitation equipment.
Weber says Prieto’s history shows that the hospital is more than just an infant and toddler care facility.
“This world-class hospital serves all Solano County children with complex medical needs. Children’s Hospital’s mission is to treat every child regardless of their family’s ability to pay,” Weber said in an email.
The fashion show will feature Helen Lyall’s womenswear and Scott Lyall’s menswear.
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