A Stonehill College student has been injured in a ‘horrific’ bike accident.

A Stonehill College student has been injured in a ‘horrific’ bike accident.

Family and friends of a Stonehill College student are asking for help after the student was injured in a “horrific” bike accident while traveling in Spain.

Lauren Rauzio was studying abroad in Paris and had taken a trip to Spain with friends on March 17 when the accident happened, Rauzio’s parents told WCVB. She is now “suffering from a severe health crisis” in a Spanish hospital after sustaining injuries to her head and body, according to a GoFundMe initiative that was started three days ago to raise money to help her family cover expenses.

Her parents told WCVB that Rausio was biking with friends when she decided to take a side road to catch up with them, but the road led her down a large hill, causing her to crash into a wall.

“(Rocio) is in a medically induced coma and is in critical (but stable) condition and has a long road ahead of her,” the GoFundMe campaign, organized by Ryan Desmarais, said. “While she fights for her life, her parents have been by her side, offering her love, support and strength during this extremely difficult time. However, beyond the emotional toll, they are facing significant financial burdens.

The family is trying to return Rausio-Made to Boston once she is medically stable enough, and the cost is “staggering,” according to the GoFundMe.

“In addition, her parents bear the expenses of lodging near the hospital, meals, and other emergencies associated with being away from home,” Desmarais wrote in the fundraiser.

Racio reportedly suffered a traumatic brain injury and several fractures, her parents told Boston 25. However, Stonehill Jr. has made improvements and is now alert and talking, WCVB reported.

Rausio was awarded a competitive scholarship to support her study abroad experience in Paris, Stonehill College announced last month. Rauseo is studying English and Communications and is from Londonderry, New Hampshire, according to the college.

“Receiving this scholarship means the world to me. This assistance allows me to fully enjoy this opportunity without having to worry about finances,” Rausio told the school.

A GoFundMe page for Rauseo’s family has raised more than $43,000 of its $150,000 goal as of Sunday night.

“Thank you for your kindness, compassion and generosity,” the GoFundMe reads. “Your support means the world to the Rausio family during this difficult time in their lives.”


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