Today one of the donors share the campaign to her friends, she wrote; "why not all of us 2,000 plus donate again" her idea moved some of the donors and we had some donations, when she wrote that the expenses are accumulating she was right, every day more and more are pilling up, and if you can help us sharing the campaign it would be amazing!
Let's give it another try!
JC has become and inspiration for many because he won't give up, you can see it in his eyes and his attitude every single day!
Today's update after almost 7 months, is coming frim one if her guardian angels here in earth! Pat Murray wwho has been important part of his emotional recovery along with his fellow cyclists.
Here we go from Pat.
Since his stay at the hospital and rehab that lasted just over 100 days, Juan Carlos has:
Adapted his home and living routine to accommodate many of his needs (but not ALL, yet)
been taking driving lessons to live more independently
continues weekly therapy to strengthen his arms and shoulders; his only way of moving himself
has given motivational testimonials at the YMCA
was invited to be the lead out cyclist for the "Salsa Ride" charity bicycling event benefiting in June ( http://www.usfcc.org/?page_id=2913) Event director Armando Valencia will be on site.
has volunteered to be kids race commentator (Spanish) for the Barrio Logan race event May 2nd
has had a prize award established in his honor at the Barrio Logan bicycling event on May 2nd. (Race director, Ralph Elliot will be on site)
was awarded a grant for a new hand-cycle from the Challenged Athletes Foundation - Robin William's kids present the grants to athletes including a hand-cycle for Juan Carlos https://www.facebook.com/CAForg/photos/a.375914987554.157719.14182057554/10152706472507555/?type=1&theater
Has been working with friends Dale and Fred obtain a loaner handcycle from Balboa Health and Wellness to train on before the grant handcycle arrives.
Has continued to inspire his fellow cyclists from the Fiesta Island workout group with his courage and determination!
And if tiu seeing this right now turn on channel 10 an watch the news he is on it for the first time riding!
Please keep sharing!
Good Sunday to everyone!
I can't belive is March already, I neither belive that in just a few days March 12 we count 6 months of Juan Carlos accident, 6 months of knowing each and everyone of you at least a little bit. Knowing that there is good in everyone, and also knowing that some others just don't want to see the good an act of kindness brings to many, and think that when we do take action no because we belive in what we do, but we're are doing it for ourselves.
And you know what they might be right, feels good to do good and for that we all should feel good, and these act of kindness have taken a very good man to a level of hope, and have cheer him up so much that you can tell each one of the 2000 + that have been there for him praying, sending good thoughts and cheering him up have take Juan Carlos back with confidence and trust.
And this is why, even after being pushed down by comments (I reapect) and mails, I will keep trying.
This is why I today ask you all to re-take the fund and share it again on FB, by mail, tweeting, and help us reach a quarter of our goal for March 12. "6 months of fund"
Please keep sharing, I know you have done very much already and I hope you can keep doing it.
Many many blessings have come for JC and yesterday one more!
The one he knew in his mind will reach wirh effort and supprort.
He is the fortunate recipient of a grant from the Challenge Athletes Association.
And he got to try his bike, some of his new very Best friends were there with him Pat Murray (guardian angel), Brandon Ewers, Allen Rider, all from SDBC.
He is thankful and excited to learn and ride soon.
Thanks to you all because you made this possible, with your comments, your support, your prayers, you are al amazing people!
Celbrating Vamentines day might become special from now on.
I'm not one of those persons who used to celebrate friendship and love on one specific day. But from now on I, we, will thank our friends old, and new, and we will celebratre friendship. JC is one of the most blessed persons celebrating Friends and LOVE today.
Happy Valentines Day!
It's been a long time since my last update, and for that I apologize sometimes the time just flies and I can't believe it's almost 6 months since that awful day.
Today Juan Carlos is home with his family and they all are still getting used to the new life ahead, with optimism, with ups, and downs, with good, and not as good days, with friends and family and unfortunately with medical and therapy bills pilling up.
Someone told me once; don't you think you are asking to much? I did not know what to say, that's what everyone suggested and I didn't want to sound greedy. Today I am convinced that no, it wasn't that much, that we will keep trying.
Thanks again to all of you that have been supporting this cause either with your prayers or your donations.
TODAY I ask you one more time, to please give us your time and share our link every morning asking your friends to share it to, this way we can reach many others that have not been able to see it yet.
Thank you su much!
"Let no one ever come to you with out leaving better and happier. Be the living expression of Good's kindness: kindness in your face, kindness in your eyes, kindness in your smile, kindness in your actions."
I Wish you all a Happy Thanksgiving! This year for many of us is special besides all of our blessings we are celebrating LIFE.
Has some of you already know, last Saturday Juan Carlos went home after 103 days.
They whole family is blessed of being together again and to finally start this new stage in their life's.
They are strong, and they are fighters, and to be able to overcome situations like this requires people like you, your support, your comments, your prayers, where the ones that kept them from quitting and lift their spirit with every good wish and donation.
This will be the best Thanksgiving ever!
Thank you all for making it possible you are all amazing you are all beautiful!
PD. and you also made me improve my English skills, thanks!
It's been a long time with out And update I know But here I go, JC as always has been working so hard on getting stronger than even his doctors are surprised with his recovery speed, he won't give up!
The left arm is still very painful mostly after therapy the thorn muscles won't let him move his arm as much as he wants to be able to manipulate his body the way he wants but this won't stop him to keep tying, I have to tell that you Juan Carlos amazed me every time I talk to you. You are pushing us to run and run even more.
Well going back to JC, he is getting ready to soon go home and Emma is gettin home ready, it's not being easy and the pressure and the emotions are starting to emerge. What's goin to happen how are they going to handle etc... But you know what I have not doubt in my mind that taking day bya day, and with the support of family, friends and the new friends ALL OF YOU they have now they will overcome the obstacles that might be presented.
We all have to take a minute and celebrate with JC celebrate LIFE! Celebrate the amazing response of this amazing community around us!
Let's all encourage JC to get ready for his return home by November 22 let's be thankful!
Yesterday the SDBC ride together from UC Cyclery to give JC a visit and wish him luck as he gets ready to go back home after almost five months.
Thanks so much!
One more think if you would like one of the team JC's bracelets let us know!
Last but not least please keep sharing our link!
This week update, is actually a little difficult to give you updates lately, and this is why; JC is making progress every day and his high spirit is there with him most of the time, he is working and working and getting a little better every day I don't want to bore you but it is like I said. He is working so hard day by day and getting ready to go home soon.
Prayers are always needed, support comments and visits are encourage!
Thanks to all he is so blessed to have you behind his back sending good thoughts and love.
God bless you.
And please don't forget to keep sharing our link.
Hi everyone, as you all have noticed I have not posted as many updates as before, this means good!
JC is working every day and improving little by little, he is a fighter. What kept him going is all the support he has received, your comments, your prayers and knowing that without knowing must of you personally you are all there!
This Sunday he will be celebrating his 44 birthday, I would like to say he is celebrating his 44th and two months of life!
To all of you my gratitude and love!
I think I owe you an apology, it's been more than a week since my last update!
JC Is getting a little better every day, getting stronger and working hard, his left shoulder is still in recovery so the rehabilitation is a little harder than he thought because there is certain movements he can't make. But this won't stop him. He is still at the Sharp Rehabilitation Center.
The children are back home and also learning the how to's, for this new way of life ahead.
I please ask you again to keep sharing our link.
And last But Not least, i have received some emails asking me to take them out of the email list, please if you wish to no longer receive updates just click at the bottom of the page and unsucribe, I apreciate all your support and will keep you posted.
Every day since JC started his rehabilitation is a step forward, emotionally and physically, has I said before a long road ahead, a new way of life. But LIFE is what we have to celebrate, On Sunday the whole family will be together celebrating Danielita's 7 B-day! and we are all happy!
Thanks for all your support, please keep sharing to all your friends and family, let's go for the 25% .
To all of you that kindly have been following Juan Carlos recovery process, we want you to let you know how much we apreciate every donation from the small ones to the big ones, because is not just the amount of money we have raised together what give JC the sthrenght to keep fighting and get better, but the kindness of many that have showed support and love as well as all the prayers that have get him out of ICU. Today he is working hard with his rehabilitation exercises, OT etc... To be ready for what comes next.
God bless you all, Have a god night!
There is no need for an update today, an image can say more than thousand words!
After his first day on rehabilitation Juan Carlos got a visit that up lifted his spirit! Pat Murray we all thank you for your support!
Here is for you all!
Two updates in one, on Saturday morning JC got his tracheotomy off, and he started feelling better, he pass the swallowing test, and was aloud to eat what he wanted, yes you read it right! He his having Solid food since yesterday he had a hamburger from the hospital and then noodles from PF Changs.
Today he had to pass some series of tests to se if he could start with rehabilitation and guess what? He did pass the test so he was moved from Sharp memorial, to another building also Sharp but only for rehabilitation so he will be soon starting this hard process but we know he will pass this one too!
You have been with him for more than a month, and he and his family are so grateful, please keep them in your thoughts and prayers and do not forget to keep sharing the link.
This process will be not only physically difficult but expensive, help us reach our goal.
THANK YOU! Have a good night!
A good day today! JC has no more tracheotomy, he sat in his room at Sharp Hospital and pass the test to swallow he did great!
He is now allowed to start with more solid foods he just have to go slow! It's been a long way, now the time has come to focus on getting stronger every day.
Way to go Juan Carlos!
Thanks every one who has asked about this condition and are always supporting and praying Emma, Juan Carlos, Danielita and Eduardo.
First I want to thank you all, for yesterday's' participation and donations.
And here is the update, the first night at Sharp hospital was difficult, neither Juan Carlos nor Emma were able to sleep very much! And it is understandable, after being in another hospital for a month, they were not sure what was coming on.
I hope tonight they will have a good night sleep.
Please keep him and his family on your prayers, and share our link.
To all of you our new friends, to family and friends, thank you again.
One month has pass and Juan Carlos is here with us, recovering one step at a time.
Please keep sharing and following our link and help us reach our goal!
And let's try tonight at 6:30 pm to log in and donate $1.00 so we can make it viral and grow! It will be greatly appreciate it!
Have an amazing Friday.
JC was transferred today to Sharp Memorial. We are overwhelmed with the kindness and expertise that all the staff at UCSD Hillcrest showed to us. With God guiding them they saved JC's life.
We stayed there for 30 days and even though there were ups and downs now we can say he is stable enough to be transferred.
We are now at Sharp Memorial in the progressive care unit and we know they are going to take good care of him.
This is tonights update! Juan Carlos might be transfered tomorrow to Sharp Memorial and out of ICU, great News! He hopes that the food will be better and more than at UCSD Hilcrest.
One big step for him, still with a little oxigen help but not more dialysis.
The next step will be to be transfered to a rehabilitation center, I will let ou know when this will happens.
All have been good news this past 8 days, so tonight I will like to remind you all, to please continue sharing our link every day, and tell your friends and family JC and his family have a long road ahead.
Is amazing what click can do.
What about setting up your alarms on September 12, at 6:30 pm exactly one month from the moment that changed a family life, and donate just $1.00 at the same time, this will help to make our link viral and we can reach more people that would like to donate.
And this night Emma's update on her own words.
Creatinine went down to 1.94 this is awesome, so not dialysis today!! And ... That's not it he pass the swallowing test, he can EAT soft food like smashed potatoes, pudding and smoothie, just waiting for the doctors orders and he will have food on his mouth!
And I say...How amazing is to celebrate the simple gifts of life!
La creatinina bajo a 1.94 q es buenisimo. So no dialysis today!!
Y,...... Paso el test de tragar. Puede empezar a comer cosas como pure de papa, pudding, y liquido tambien Pero un poco espeso.
Nada mas que el doctor de la orden y empieza
And today, only good news!
Actually this week has been amazing!
First, 4 day in a row without dialysis! Kidney is working!!!! Yehiiiiiii
Second, yesterday for the day and night Juan Carlos was out of the ventilator and talking he had sprite and was really happy.
Third he watched the Dallas/ SD game! His team did not won:( mine did! :)
And best of all today we received the confirmation from the MIke Nosco Fundation, the November 3rd ride will benefit Juan Carlos!
Amazing, thanks Pat Murray for all your support, you are amazing.
We thank you all and each one of you that have been there either helping, praying or with economic support.
One step at a time...
Good night and ) God bless you!
Sometimes I feel like I should do something else to help JC and his family!
Today my husband and I spent more than an our talking with JC, we talked he wrote ( he only gets to exercise his talking thre times a day for some minutes at at time) he wants so bad to get better, even when he says this is his worst nightmare.
We did not have the words to comfort him and I knew we needed a plan. He will be doing his part while my husband and I do ours.
I'm saying this because I believe you all deserve to know not only how is he doing physically but mentally, he is so worried about how to support his family so please keep on sharing this link with your friends and everyone you know.
We want him to put all his energy on his recovery, and this is how we can help!
Have a beautiful Sunday!
So, I just heard the good news! JC has been able to talk after almost three weeks, first the ventilator and then the tracheotomy, plus everything else, we'll today HE DID IT! Emma was so happy to hear his voice again she said an I quote, " it feels so good to hear his voice again" what a blessing!
I'll be there tomorrow I want to hear him too.
Thanks everybody, please keep sharing our link and help us reach our goal!
Acabo de por las buenas noticias! Juan Carlos pudo hablar después de casi tres semanas, primero el ventilador luego la traqueotomia y todo lo demás, bueno pues hoy LO HIZO! Emma estaba tan feliz de oír su voz otra vez! Me dijo; " de siente muy bonito oír de nuevo su voz.
Mañana estaré ahí también por que lo quiero oír yo también.
Muchas gracias y porfavor no dejen de compartir nuestro link para que podamos lograr nuestro objetivo.
Love is a fruit in season at all times, and within reach of every hand.
Juan Carlos might be transferred to Sharp Memorial tomorrow, his family is a little concern but happy at the same time because it means he is strong enough to be transported and continue his way to recovery! Thank you all for being there, here, everywhere with your prayers and support.
Amor es la fruta de temporada al alcance de cada mano, todo el año!
Quizá mañana Juan Carlos sea transferido al hospital Sharp Memorial, su familia esta un poco preocupada pero contentos porque quiere decir que esta lo suficientemente fuerte para ser transportado y continuar su camino a recuperarse!
Gracias a todos por estar aquí, ahí, y en todas partes con sus oraciones y apoyo.
It's been three weeks since the life of a family, a community and friends change drastically.
We, Juan Carlos Viñolo's friends have got closer during this days, and we had feel the pain on Emma's, and JC's eyes, and the sorrow on Claudia's heart.
But we can say today that we have become better persons, friends and family.
Today we are thankful for JC's signs of recovery! Still a long way ahead but he is a fighter.
Keep strong Juan Carlos!
And for you all, thanks again!
Today was a God day! The kidney started to show signs of improvement, and we are all happy. You could see a smile on JC's, plus Emma and Claudia were happy and more relaxed.
He did it! He did it!
Hoy fue un buen dia! El riñón mostró mejoría y estamos muy contentos. Podías ver una sonrisa en JC, además de en Emma y Claudia quiénes estaban felices y más relajadas.
Today JC is out of the ventilator and breathing on his own, great news!
He is really week and tired because of the dialysis, but HE CAN BREATH by himself ! Way to go JC!
Thanks for your support!
Good bless you!
Please don't forget keep sharing our link and help is reach our goal
" IN THIS LIFE WE CANNOT ALWAYS DO GREAT THINGS.
BUT WE CAN DO SMALL THINGS WITH GREAT LOVE."
Emma, Juan Carlos, Claudia, Danielita & Eduardo! I'm sure that each one of the donors for our cause has make their donation with great love. Love for their own families, friends and for you all.
Thanks again for this amazing support.
Martha and friends.
Emma, Juan Carlos, Caludia, Danielita, Eduardo, estoy segura de que casa uno de los donadores para nuestra causa lo ha hecho con gran amor.
Amor hacia sus propias familias, sus amigos, y por ustedes.
Gracias otra vez por tan maravilloso apoyo.
Martha and friends!
Update posted by Martha Sheridan 5 mins agoGood night to all and to all good night! I thought I finally finished sending the thank you messages, but no I did not, because we will never be able to thank you all enough for your support and prayers!
Today I did not go to the hospital and I wish I could. JC had dialysis and that makes him feel tired,he also exercise his breathing and even when it was difficult he did take some deep breaths by himself, way to go Juan Carlos!
Please don't forget to keep sharing our link every day and make it public, and help us reach our goal.
This night hug your loved ones, hug them so tight that everything is broken comes back into place.
Good bless you and your families,
And I hope you all understand my English, I'm
Trying my best!
Buenas noches a todos y a todos buenas noches! Pensé que finalmente había terminado de mandar mensajes de agradecimiento, pero no no fue así porque nunca terminaremos de agradecerles su apoyo y oraciones. Hoy no fui al hospital y me hubiera gustado ir. JC tuvo diálisis y eso lo cansa mucho, también hizo ejercicios de respiración y aún que le fue difícil logro un par de respiraciones profundas el solo, bien echo Juan Carlos!
Por favor no olviden seguir compartiendo nuestro link y hacerlo público, para poder lograr nuestro objetivo.
Esta noche abraza a tus seres amados, abrázalos tan apretado que lo que esta roto se junte de nuevo.
Dios los bendiga junto con sus familias.
I would first like to apologize for not posting more frequents messages updates! It won't happen again.
Today JC had a tracheotomy procedure at 10:30 am, he came out of the surgery fine and rested,
His spirit even when he tries to keep it up, is not best one he has had.
It a fighter and he has a strong character, and will come out of his bed to show us all how grateful he his for every one of you!
Dear friends, Juan Carlos is not in the OR yet, but he will be at 8:00 pm the surgery was delayed! Please pray and send good positive energy for his success in this small step towards his recovery.
Thanks so much!
Que todos amigos, JUan Carlos no ha entrado a cirugía todavía se atrasó la operación, entrará a las 8 hora de San Diego, porfavor recen mucho por el para todo sea un éxito en este pequeño paso a su recuperación.
I want to apologize for some mis-typo on my updates that I do not correct, going back and forward with the Spanish and English keyboard it's getting to my nerves, and the auto correct is killing me, I apologize and promise to pay more attention.
Les pido una disculpa por los errores en algunas de mis notificaciones ir del Español al Inglés y del inglés al español en el tablero me mata, y me corrige como quiere, prometo poner más atención.
Here is tonight's update for those that have been calling and requested an update.
Unfortunately Juan Carlos have had some complications since yesterday and he is in delicate condition, at this moment he can not have visits.
We are praying for him and his family please join us!
Emma, Juan Carlos, and the family thank you all so much for your thoughts, prayers and support.
Buenas noches, para aquellos que han preguntado les platico como vamos.
Desgraciadamente ha habido complicaciones estos dos días y la salud de Juan Carlos es delicada,noche de recibir visitas y necesita mucho de sus oraciones.
Emma, Juan Carlos y la familia están muy agradecidos por sus buenos deseos y oraciones, sigamos por favor unidos en oración.
Muchas muchas gracias,
Good Morning everyone, we did it 10% in 3 days it's amazing what you all have done for your friend, your fellow cyclist, the dad... What ever the reason was that moved you to do it! we only have one word for you
THANK YOU You are all great!
This morning I don't have good news, Juan Carlos woke up with pneumonia, please pray for his recovery!
Buenos Días a todos, lo hicimos 10% de nuestra meta en 3 días. Es increíble lo que ustedes han echo por su amigo ciclista, su amigo, el papa... No importa la razón que los movió a hacerlo solo tengo una palabra.
GRACIAS, son ustedes maravillosos.
Esta mañana Juan Carlos amaneció con neumonía por favor unámonos en oración para su recuperación!
Thank you all so much for your support, we are is overwhelmed with the results after only 24 hours.
As today Juan Carlos condition is still the same so please keep praying for him, he is aware of his condition, and is moved and grateful for what you all have done.
Me... I do not have words to describe this feeling, so here I'll share a quote from one of my very favorite saint.
" it's not how much you give, but how much love you put into giving"
Today I'm going to bed happy and hopeful! After this first 2 hours, we have had a good response lets go for our goal! I will pass on all your comments to Juan Carlos tomorrow and I know he will be moved and motivated ! God bless you all.
August 12th, 2014 began as an ordinary Tuesday for Juan Carlos. He kissed his wife Emma, his little girl Daniela, and his son Eduardo goodbye as he left for a bike ride. An ordinary bike ride, around Fiesta Island with a group of fellow cyclists. It is a routine that probably sounds familiar to any cyclist: “I’ll see you in a few hours! I love you.”
What Emma, Daniela, and Eduardo didn’t know is that the next time they would see Juan Carlos would be at the UCSD Medical Center. On August 12th, on an ordinary Tuesday evening, Juan Carlos was hit by a car in a head-on collision. According to the details of the event as retold by one of the other cyclists, Juan Carlos saw the vehicle approaching and managed to edge another cyclist out of harms way. He was the most wounded cyclist in this accident: two punctured and collapsed lungs, several broken ribs and left clavicle, dislocated left shoulder, loss of one kidney, laceration of the spleen, and six broken vertebrae resulting in a spinal cord injury, this means paralysis from the chest down. The road ahead looks long and difficult, but Juan Carlos is fighting for his life every second in this hospital bed.
Please help us JC's friends, to reach our goal to support the family in this difficult time and what lies ahead.
We promise to keep you updated on his condition and we thank you from the bottom of our hearts, for any donation you choose to contribute,
“It's not how much we give but how much love we put into giving.”
Juan Carlos’s friends
This is my worst nightmare! He said today.
I would love to tell you that you'll be ok I said, but that is up to you and the effort you put on your way to recovery, but we all know it's going to be difficult because the body and the brain can play tricks on you and is not ok for your menthal Health.
His mayor concern, not having money to support his family!
Please keep sharing this link and help us reach our goal!
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