Softball tournament raises money for Arizona woman in coma after Vegas shooting

A retired carpenter drove nearly 2,000 miles from the Chicago area to put up 58 crosses honoring victims killed in the Las Vegas shooting. (AP)

TUCSON - A night of music and fun turned into tragedy.

Jovanna Martinez-Calzadillas, 30, was among the hundreds of concertgoers wounded after a gunman opened fire from the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay Hotel in Las Vegas.

She was with her husband, Francisco Calzadillas, when she was shot in the head. The two were high school sweethearts and married for eleven years.

The mother of two remains in hospital in a coma, fighting for her life. Her hometown is Hayden, Arizona.

On Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 28 and 29, 2017 a softball tournament fundraiser was held in neighboring Kearny.  The money will go toward her medical expenses.

“Everyone here loves Jovanna and that’s why they are here, ” said her husband Francisco Calzadillas.

Hundreds attended the event and an estimated ten-thousand dollars was raised. The family also has set up a Go Fund Me account and will be holding additional fundraising events. The next one is at Murphy’s Law Irish Bar in Chandler, Arizona Nov. 3.

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