An Escondido teen was in critical condition Tuesday after falling more than 60 feet down a mountain in Arizona.
Makayla Castro, 18, suffered a head injury and several broken bones when she fell while rock climbing last week.
The Grand Canyon University student was in a medically-induced coma at a hospital in Arizona.
Allison and Larry Castro spoke with KPNX-TV about the daughter they described as adventurous.
"Her smile is infectious," Larry Castro said.
Makayla's parents say it's a miracle their daughter is still alive after suffering such traumatic injuries.
“We have so many people praying for her and we believe in the power of prayer,” Allison Castro said.
Friends in San Diego County will get together Thursday night for a fundraiser to help Makayla's family.
EscoGelato will host the fundraiser April 28 between 6-8 p.m. Twenty percent of proceeds will go to help the family with medical expenses.