Nearly 100 people gathered Saturday in Ramona to raise money for Lynn Fuller, a Poway woman who was lit on fire in December.
Sheriff Deputies say Fuller’s boyfriend, Vidal Webb, poured flammable liquid over her body while she slept and then lit her on fire.
Co-worker Christen Hanley said Fuller is still in a medically induced coma at UC San Diego Medical Center and that the burns cover 75-80 percent of her body.
“I couldn’t even fathom who could have done something to one of the nicest, warmest, friendliest, most positive, sweetest people that I have known,” said Hanley.
As for Webb, deputies said he fled to a City Heights home and was arrested after a 10-hour standoff. Two days later, officials said he committed suicide in jail.
Around 80 friends of Fuller, who was an assistant to an equine veterinarian, donated $20 each to ride horses together Saturday. The funds will go toward Fuller’s medical bills.
Many also took part in a silent auction. Some of those who couldn’t donate money gave things that others could buy. Friends raised nearly $10,000.
“People do have a good heart, because people have come together and raised money for Lynn and shown just love and support and kindness,” said Hanley.
Friends have also set up a fund for Fuller here: https://www.giveforward.com/fundraiser/qg57/lynn-fuller-and-family-recovery-fund .
This story was originally published by KTLA sister station KSWB in San Diego.