THE DEVASTATED father of an interior designer who is in a coma after she was dumped at a hospital with drugs in her system says he is praying she will make a “miracle” recovery.
Mexican-born Hilda Marcela Cabrales-Arzola, 26, was unresponsive when she was dropped off at Kaiser Permanente West Los Angeles hospital on Saturday evening.
Two hours earlier her model friend Christy Giles, 24, had been left dead outside another LA hospital on Saturday evening by two men allegedly wearing bandanas over their faces.
The two friends had been on a night out on Friday and left with three men to go to an afterparty in the Hollywood Hills – but never made it there.
Hilda’s father Luis Cabrales Rivera, 49, told The Sun that doctors have found signs of brain activity in his daughter and that “while her heart is beating there is still hope”.
But he insisted that Hilda is a “very healthy girl” who would not have taken drugs of her own free will.
Systems engineer Luis said: “Hilda is still in a very critical but stable condition.
“When she arrived at the hospital she was in a very bad state but she is reacting favorably to treatment after being taken off medication.
“The doctors have said it’s too soon to give us a definitive diagnosis and that they need another ten days to know for sure.
“We’re waiting for other types of tests to determine whether there is any chance Hilda will recover but the doctors have said that four days is too soon to know.
“The latest tests have detected that there is brain activity.
“It’s all in the hands of God now.
“The whole family is completely devastated and praying every day for a miracle.
“While her heart is still beating anything is possible and there is hope that she will recover.
“I have moments where I cry, I despair and I wish I would die but I have to stay strong for my other daughter too.
“We were a happy family in Monterrey and I never expected anything bad to happen to Hilda when she moved to Los Angeles.”
Luis explained that he first found out that Hilda was in trouble when the hospital called him at 11pm on Saturday night.
The next day he left his hometown of Monterrey with Hilda’s step-mom Carolina, flew to Tijuana and made his way up to LA from there.
Hilda’s medical doctor mom Marcela Arzola and her younger sister Fernanda have also traveled from Mexico to LA to be by her side.
Christy’s phone records show that the women’s last known location was at an apartment in Beverly Hills.
Neighbors told The Sun that they heard the sound of someone “moaning in pain” coming from that apartment all day last Saturday.
Phone records showed that Christy had texted Hilda at around 5.30am last Saturday “Let’s get out of here” with the wide eyes emoji.
Hilda replied “Yes” and said she had called for an Uber – but after that Christy did not read or respond to any more texts sent to her.
'MOANING IN PAIN'
Christy’s husband Jan Cilliers, 40, has said that two men who left the party with Christy and Hilda have been quizzed by police and are claiming the women suffered “accidental overdoses”.
But Luis said that version of events “doesn’t add up” for him.
He explained: “The doctors have told us they did find drugs in my daughter’s system but they haven’t said what type.
“There’s an investigation ongoing and that information is being handled by the LAPD.
“The detectives have spoken with us and said they are making a lot of progress with the investigation but because it is still ongoing they cannot provide any further information.
“They told us that they are putting a solid case together.
“My daughter is a very, very healthy girl, she always tries to eat organic food and do a lot of exercise.
“She really likes to go hiking with her friends.
The doctors have told us they did find drugs in my daughter’s system but they haven’t said what type.
“For us it’s impossible to think that she would have taken drugs of her own free will because she never did drugs and was always a very healthy and hardworking girl.
“I know my daughter and it’s a fact that if she took drugs it was against her will.
“We want all the required investigations to be carried out and for the LAPD to assign all the investigators and detectives possible to solve this case as soon as possible.
“We need justice to be done and all the weight the law to fall on anyone who harmed these two young ladies.”
Luis described Hilda as an “excellent student and professional” who moved to LA in July this year to chase her dreams.
'AGAINST HER WILL'
He explained: “Hilda is an architect, she graduated two years ago from Monterrey University.
“She received a cum laude honorable mention because she was the best student in her year.
“She is a very hardworking girl, that’s why she sent her work portfolio to several architecture firms here in LA and she was able to choose where she wanted to work.
“Although she is an architect she was assigned to interior design.
“I spoke with her boss and he told me that because of her good taste and innovative ideas he had seen a lot potential in her for interiors.
“She came to LA determined to make it and get a better job and outlook, she came her looking for success and sadly this happened.”
Hilda’s friends have set up a GoFundMe to pay for her medical expenses which has already raised almost $50,000 and can be accessed here.
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