Relief for Fidencio the paleta man
$384,260 of $3,000 goal
I was born in the little Village but moved out of Chicago when I was about 2yrs old, last yr me and my family went to visit Chicago and Little Village was a must stop place. While we were eating in a restaurant right next to the little village arch me and my family were sitting all the way back to the restaurant; I see this old man walk into the restaurant and try to buy food but didnt have enough money, by the time our server came to check on our table and I had ask why the elder man hadnt bought any food and she had told me he didnt had enough money I went outside but couldnt see him anywhere, I told the server to put 2 of the most full and best meals they usually would serve in that restaurant since she had told me he had an older sick wife at home thats why I order 2 meals. Me and my family went up and down Little Village street and couldnt find him, when I was about to give up we saw him standing on a corner selling his paletas, I couldnt help but to cry seeing this man working at this age and just to think there is so many people young and healthy asking for money at the side of the highways, I couldnt get out of the car to bring the food we had bought for him and his wife I just couldnt stop crying, my husband got off the car and brought him the food and he also gave him some money. He was so thankful and insisted to take some popsicles as gratitude but we just didnt. He blesses us and his face was just so thankfull I couldnt help but just to keep crying of how something like a meal and a few dollars made such a difference to a person like him. Ever since I have not returned ro Chicago but if I do I plan to look for him and bring him or take him and his wife out for some food... To the person that started this all I can tell you is that God will bless you always, I hope that you continue doing campains for people who mostly need it like Mr. Fidencio. XOXO
To those of you wondering about the funds. Joel is going down to meet with Fidencio and his wife as we speak. We will keep this Gofundme page up for 1 week. After that we will be giving the money to them. All of this will be on video, everything will be transparent and documented. We cannot express in words the gratitude and love we have for all of you. None of us know each other, but we all came together to help someone we all felt needed it. This is a true example of people showing love for one another and how we can together accomplish something beautiful and greater than ourselvs. Much Love to you all ♥
You should really use some of the money to see a GOOD elder care lawyer and set up a trust because they might be on Medicaid and other programs and this amount of money can be a curse, plus they have to pay gift taxes. It's a great thing to do but it might have some negative consequences that you are unable to foresee.
Can someone please help Fidencio and his wife get a good Elder Care Lawyer so that they can set up a trust... This will be important just in case they are on Medicaid or any other gov't program that might be affected by the amount raised by this campaign. It's definitely a blessing, but it could be a problem for them in regards to taxes, among other things. Also, it would be great because it could avoid them from getting scammed or harmed by shady people who just want their money. Thanks guys!
It's amazing to see the miracle his daughter is sending to them from above. Joel God bless you! I can't wait to see when you post the live video of him receiving the money. Pueblo lindo may your gift from the heart multiply in blessings to you and yours!
Going through the comments I read that someone was aware of him being robbed before, since this has gone so public there are also not so kind ppl who can see this so please keep us updated & if you can make sure he is accompanied when he is cashing his money. So happy to see that this hard working man can have a little piece of mind with this gesture God bless him & his wife
Joel, this gesture that you are doing for this couple in need is just awesome. Ppl on here don't know you. But I do and I know that you are a very nice human being with a good heart and is always ready to help a brother or sister in need. That is why God blesses you in all you do. I personally think that when any money or items are given to the family ppl need to be careful because some ppl are really out to get you and it's not safe for the elderly couple. May god bless every single one of you for donating and having the couple in your prayers. Knowing Joel he will be good friends with the couple. He is an awesome human being. Thanks Joel God is good.
Hi again! Just wondering when you guys are planning to turn in the money to him. I have been keeping up with it since sharing it and I would love to know when we can expect to hear his reaction and I'm sure we would all love to see a video of this (if possible of course). Thanks again!
I agree with the person who posted below to check into how he will receive these funds in case he has Medicaid or other government assisted programs. When you are in these programs they closely monitor how much money you have and if they find out he has this much, they could stop all the assistance he receives (including his checks)and even make him pay back money that was used previously for medical bills. So it could be a curse. Recommend someone helps him seek a financial advisor.