By Saeed Villanueva |Staff Writer|
Student Crista Tarvin, obtained severe injuries while hiking at Forest Falls Sunday Oct. 23.
Tarvin’s injuries include a fractured face, dislocated jaw, broken nose and bruised eyes.
Alumni member of Zeta Tau Alpha, Kappa Theta Chapter (ZTA) was hiking with her ZTA sister Mylesha Davis and her Sigma Nu alumni brother Adrian Lozano.
Unfortunately, the steepness of the trail made her lose control and balence on the way down the mountain.
Mylesha described what happened, “Crista went down the hill and she lost her balance, shifted her weight forward and ended taking a full impact to her face,” stated by Mylesha via email.
She was instantly lifted to Loma Linda Medical Center where she will need surgery and constant medical attention throughout her recovery process which will amount to an expensive medical bill.
Her sorority is hoping to raise at least $20,000 to help cover some of the expenses. As of Oct. 27 her GoFundMe page has raised over $7,000.
Her ZTA family sent out a message in regards to her.
“On behalf of Crista, we as a chapter love and appreciate your support for a sister we hold near to our heart. We would all like to personally thank those who have donated, kept her in their thoughts/prayers, and spread awareness regarding her accident. ZTA truly believes that love is the greatest of all things,” stated Mylesha.
Students and faculty members can to GoFundMe.com/CristaCrisis to donate.