Alonso Crisis/Life Expenses Fund

On 7/12/14 around 7 p.m. the Alonso family were the innocent victims of a heinous violent crime at their home in Capitola. Katy Skinner, a neighbor with known drug and mental issues, violently attacked Raychel and Fred (Freddy) Alonso with a kitchen knife on the Alonso's property.  The family had just returned from a bike ride when Katy swiftly made her way across the Alonso's lawn toward Raychel.  The Alonso's didn't know and had never had contact with Skinner.  With hardly any time to react, Raychel was stabbed between her neck and shoulder.  Her first reaction was to protect her children, Lucas and Mia (their oldest Monique was away at work), behind her in the house.  As she turned, Katy stabbed Raychel again in the back puncturing her lung.  Fred reacted swiftly and got control of the attacker, during their struggle Fred was stabbed in the arm.

As Fred subdued Skinner, Raychel lay slumped and bleeding on the ground, their 14 year old daughter Mia bravely called 911 along with several other neighbors.  Raychel was brought to Dominican and immediately air lifted to a San Jose hospital.  Thanks to quick thinking neighbors who put pressure on Raychel's wounds, called 911 and the city's fine emergency response team, Raychel is here with us today.  

Thankfully Raychel and Fred will recover fully from their injuries, but the emotional and psychological pain their family will endure from this invasion in their life will take much more time.

On behalf of myself and Brandi Manchester, both close friends of Raychel and Fred, we ask for your financial assistance during this trying and healing time for the family.  Both Raychel and Fred will be missing work as a result and could benefit greatly from your support.  Any donation is worth something and we are certain it will provide some added relief to their life.

SANTA CRUZ SENTINEL ARTICLE
http://www.santacruzsentinel.com/copsandcourts/ci_26146177/capitola-woman-arrested-stabbing-her-neighbors
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Organizer

Jennifer Vaughan 
Organizer
Capitola, CA
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