Immokalean Barbara Jimenez is returning from Cuba

Immokalean Barbara Jimenez is returning from Cuba, following a very serious car crash which left her stranded on the island nation and an amazing fund-raising effort to help her get home. 

Known to her family and friends as, "Barbie," Jimenez was seriously injuried August 3 in a Cuban car crash. It was reported she was in a coma for a while.  The University of South Florida student and volunteer at Immokalee's Guadalupe Center was in Cuba researching family and studying the island nation. 

Friends and family raised money for the injured woman through a site set up on GoFundMewhich at the time of this post had raised over $22,000. 

Coming to her rescue, however, was U.S. Rep. David Jolly, R-Dunedin, who secured for her August 26 an air ambulance jet to Tampa General Hospital. 

You can read more details of her rescue and care at NBC-2 in Fort Myers. Here is their video piece: 

NBC-2.com WBBH News for Fort Myers, Cape Coral

NBC-2.com WBBH News for Fort Myers, Cape Coral

 

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