Rally for Raquel follow her recovery
Raquel was in a flight over Valley Center with her uncle(Peter) to wish her best friend a Happy Birthday when they had engine failure. Peter managed to avoid any homes or people and did what he could to save Raquel before impact. She was life-flighted to UCSD, then taken to Rady’s Children’s Hospital. She has sustained many serious injuries. It is miraculous that she survived the plane crash.
We are forever grateful to her Uncle Peter, and the countless community members of Valley Center who came to the scene and helped her. Thank you also to VC Firefighters, all first responders, life flight, and trauma teams who helped her. Thank you to everyone involved. Raquel is now healing and recovering in the ICU. So we ask for your thoughts and prayers. We are also asking for financial assistance for medical expenses while her dad and mom both stay by her side during her recovery process. Her dad is a handyman and her mom is a teacher. Her sisters are being cared for by family at this time.
As mom, Renee Contreras is the beneficiary of Raquel's funds. Funds will be used for Raquel's ongoing recovery and care after the plane crash.
Pray for Raquel's recovery.
Pray for good health and strength.
Pray for her parents and give them the courage, strength, and faith to get through these tough times.
Pray for the hospital staff
Pray for the first responders.
Pray for her sisters and her family who are heart broken and anxious.
Pray for her family that are in mourning.
Please pray for the Bierle family to have peace in their hearts, and that Peter
rests knowing he did what he could to save Raquel’s life.
Raquel is an amazing girl. She is smart, intelligent, and humorous. Raquel is a competitor and an athlete. She has played multiple sports including soccer, basketball, field hockey, indoor soccer, baseball and softball and was on a swim team. Raquel is religious and a member of the Catholic Church and she enjoyed attending VBS and SportQuest camps. She cares about animals and nature, and has a great green thumb! Ag class and science are her favorite classes in middle school. Raquel has a big heart and her love for her friends and family is ever growing. We hope and pray that Raquel will have a great recovery, and we know that she'll continue to do amazing things throughout her life.
Please send her prayers and good thoughts.
- David Martinez
- Bill Marr
- Betty Jensen
- Mary Whistler