Temple girl critically injured after tree branch falls on her at San Antonio Zoo

GoFundMe set up to help family cover medical expenses
Published: Mar. 16, 2023 at 5:27 PM CDT
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TEMPLE, Texas (KWTX) - KWTX has learned members of a Central Texas family were trapped under a large tree branch that fell at the San Antonio Zoo and a GoFundMe account has been set up to help their critically injured daughter.

Crystal Rodriguez, her husband and their two children were on a spring break trip when the family was hit by the falling debris while walking.

Their 8-year-old daughter, Jordyn, is in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit at a San Antonio hospital, she is in critical condition suffering from a brain bleed.

KWTX has learned from posts on social media that Crystal is an employee with Troy ISD, and Jordyn is part of a Girl Scout Troop in Troy.

A friend of the family started a GoFundMe to help alleviate the financial burden, saying that she doesn’t know when the family will be able to work again or how much the medical bills will add up to.

In the first 24 hours, more than $3,000 have been raised for the family.

That includes a very generous donation from the owners of Robinson Family Farm where they say:

“We donated to the Rodriguez family because they have been loyal customers since 2017. We certainly understand things out of your control can happen, and we really just wanted to support them as they have supported us.”

If you would like to donate to the family to help them during this time, you can find the link here.

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