Softball team raises $4K+ with lemonade stand for teammate recovering in hospital from Uvalde school shooting

Mayah Zamora, 10, injured during Robb Elementary School shooting

UVALDE, Texas – A Uvalde softball team is helping their teammate, who was injured in the Robb Elementary School shooting, by raising more than $4,000 through a lemonade stand.

Mayah Zamora, 10, is undergoing several surgeries after being shot at Robb Elementary on May 24. Her coach, June Ybarra, said Mayah’s first surgery lasted seven hours.

“I hear she’s improving day by day. Yeah, she’s been in the hospital ever since this happened,” Ybarra said.

Not a day had passed that Mayah’s teammates were not thinking about her after the Uvalde tragedy that claimed the lives of 21 people and injured several.

“I think the community has really pulled together, you know. I think we all have a broken heart,” Ybarra said.

Teammate Victoria Newberry said she hopes a sweet treat can show Mayah she’s loved and help her recover.

“She’s gonna get better. I hope that she’s gonna feel better. And I will especially tell them that to pray, that I’m praying, and hopefully, she feels better,” Victoria said.

In four hours, the team gathered $4,384 in donations.


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