Injured girls' family plea for help
THE FAMILY of a young girl, critically injured in a horse-riding accident, are appealing for help as their daughter continues to fight.
Kaylee-Anne Carfantan was involved in a serious incident on Wednesday in Roma, when her horse, her self-proclaimed best friend, reared and went backwards.
The 14-year-old was with her trainer at the time, who watched as the horses' back landed on the girl's stomach, with her roping saddle still on.
The roping saddle dug into her, causing significant damage, before a Lifeflight helicopter flew her from Roma hospital to Brisbane's Queensland Children's Hospital.
Kaylee-Anne's injuries include a punctured lung, cracked ribs, ruptured liver, a sliced kidney, a tear in her oesophagus and internal bleeding.
Her mother Sara said she was in a critical condition.
"I have a beautiful friend who set me up a go fund me to help, to try and get the word out.”
A Go Fund Me account has been set up to help the Carfantan family, with a $30, 000 goal set to help with travel costs, food, accommodation, medical costs and help cover loss of wages during the time.
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