17-year-old Kaylee Biando is a junior at Prospect Charter School, and just a few weeks ago she took third place in the girls’ shot put at the track and field state championships, but now she is in the hospital with a severe head injury after crashing her car.
Biando was driving her brother to Prospect from Butte Falls Wednesday night to get ready for his 8th grade graduation. At about 6:30 p.m., she lost control and rolled the car. Her brother had minor injuries, but Kaylee was taken to Rogue Regional Medical Center.
Kaylee’s coach and Prospect Charter School Athletic Director Ray Williams says it feels like his granddaughter was hurt, now he’s hoping she can have a full recovery.
Williams is helping to put together a number of events to help raise money to help with the family’s medical bills. They have started a fund at the shady cove chase bank in Kaylee Biando’s name.
They have also organized a “Walk for Kaylee” event on June 22nd, where participants will walk from Cascade Gorge Store to Prospect School and they will be accepting donations and selling items to raise money.