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Skateboarder in San Clemente Accident Remains on Life Support

Maddi Olson suffered critical head injuries in a skateboarding accident Jan. 5.

Maddi Olson (Photo/Facebook/Prayers 4 Maddi)
Maddi Olson (Photo/Facebook/Prayers 4 Maddi)

More benefit events are planned on behalf of a 15-year-old girl who remains hospitalized in a coma after suffering critical injuries in a San Clemente skateboarding accident. 

Madison "Maddi" Olson of Murrieta fell Jan. 5 while riding down a hill in San Clemente. Her skull was fractured, which required emergency brain surgery. As of Monday, her mother, Autumn Olson, wrote that doctors recommend keeping Maddi on life support for the time being.

"She's not ready. The swelling hasn't gone down enough to make changes," according to the post on the Facebook page, "Prayers 4 Maddi."

An initial fund-raising event was held Sunday at The Rogue Restaurant & Speakeasy in Murrieta, a restaurant that her parents recently opened. 

On Tuesday, Jan. 14, The Mill Restaurant will donate 15 percent of its sales to help the Olson family with medical expenses. Maddi's older sister, Nicole, works at the restaurant.

Then from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 23, Chick-fil-A of Murrieta will donate 20 percent of its proceeds for the cause in honor of Maddi’s 16th birthday.

And when students of the Murrieta Valley Unified School District return to school Tuesday following winter break, students at Murrieta Valley High School where Maddi is a sophomore, are asked to wear blue, her favorite color.

These are just a few examples of the continued community support and well wishes for Maddi, who played soccer at the high school and locally at the club level.

She is hospitalized at Children's Hospital of Orange County at Mission Hospital in Mission Viejo.

Maura Mikulec January 17, 2014 at 11:50 AM
Heart-breaking. Praying she makes a full recovery.
Kathy Cleppe January 27, 2014 at 02:13 PM
Maddi isn't on life support, she is breathing on her own. She is recovering slowly but surely. :)
rebecca January 28, 2014 at 08:16 PM
Thank God... please keep us updated on this story for those of us in SC who are praying for her and don't know her.
Maura Mikulec January 28, 2014 at 09:01 PM
Rebecca, you can follow her progree on Facebook here: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Prayers-4-MADDI/1411577635748549
rebecca February 05, 2014 at 02:20 PM
it is a wonderful facebook site and great to see Maddi's progress!

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