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Oct 27, 2013 1:31 AM by Erika Flores

Benefit concert Sunday for family hit by tragedy

TUCSON-A Southern Arizona family needs your help.

Deyanne Valencia who was always present at her family's Agua Linda Farm Fall Festival is seriously hurt after a crash earlier this month.

She remains in a coma.

Her family is asking people who attend the Fall Festival this weekend to keep the family in their thoughts.

Valencia would normally be at the festival helping out and selling her homemade pumpkin pies, but instead there are pictures posted of her and a description of what happened letting people know about Sunday's event.

Grandma Valencia taught Desare Loew everything she knows about baking.

"It's actually something I love to do all the time actually," said Desare.

She's taking over grandma's hobby at the farm making the Fall Festival's staple as Valencia struggles for her life.

"The doctors are not very optimistic for her recovery," said Laurel Loew.

Earlier this month, Valencia was in a car accident that left her in a coma.

"It's hard because it just seems really unfair that someone so special and so important to so many people that this would happen to and it was just a freak accident," said Loew.

Loew is her daughter.

"Seconds later or seconds earlier and she would have been fine," said Loew.

Sunday, Loew and her family are hosting a benefit to help her stepfather through this tragedy.

"This is not only an emotional...personal tragedy, it's also a loss to their business and their income," said Loew.

Her two nieces and son will play music they wrote for their grandmother, and Joey Burns from Calexico will play a solo acoustic.

"I can't imagine not having my mom in our lives in our future, but we are so lucky to have had her. The wonderful angel that she is," said Loew.


"I hope that lots of people come out this weekend and show their support because we're a local thing, so I hope that everyone comes out and has a good time," said Desare.

Sunday is the last day of the festival.

The festival's entrance fee of 5 dollars includes the show.

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