Manuel Rodriguez the ice cream man

$12,620 of $1,500 goal

Raised by 608 people in 27 months
Jerardo Rosiles
on behalf of Manuel Rodriguez
 JOLIET, IL
-Updated description-
Hello everyone,



If you’re from Joliet many of you have seen Manuel (aka Pancho) pushing his cart through Joliet. I saw the story on the little village paltero and how a community came together to help their local paltero. With that being said, some friends and I decided to launch this campaign to help Pancho, a hard working 79 year old Joliet paltero man with back problems that was also recently attacked by a pitbull. He’s been pushing his cart all around Joliet for as long as I can remember and we’d like to help him out with his bills which include medical bills due to the pitbull attack in which he suffered from numerous bites while selling his ice cream. I have so much respect for people like him that know no boundaries and are out there regardless of the weather. We may not be able to help everyone but helping him makes a big difference to us. I don’t know him directly but I have been in communication with his daughter and she is very grateful for everything. At the moment he is not aware of this but we can’t wait to show him! We will keep everyone updated and will definitely show proof. Furthermore, id like to mention Mr.McFarland of the Joliet City Council has also joined our efforts to help Mr.Pancho. Any donation and sharing is greatly appreciated. God bless everyone, thank you!
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Update: stopped by to see Manuel aka Pancho tonight to see how he is doing and learn more about him and his family and if we were going to extend the date for the campaign. He shared with me that he has been working as a paletero for 18+ years throughout those 18+ years it has been a struggle from barley getting by each day, robbed, and harassed. I asked Manuel why does he continue to work and he replied, "I was built to work, if I don't work I feel that my body will slowly give up on me" while being there with him and his family I asked if he would like to remain the campaign open longer and we agreed to keep it opened until next Monday. I was able to take a picture with him & his daughter before I left. If everyone could share this post it would really help out on getting more donations. Thank you & God bless!✊
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Monroe truck equipment showing there support for Manuel Rodriguez aka Pancho. I've said it before that he comes everyday to my job after an exhausting hot weather day, he's one of the things we look forward to through out the day. Manuel is making our community stronger, & showing us that life is as hard as you make out to be. We're all hope that we're able to raise enough money for Manuel is able to stay in all winter & relax instead of being outside collecting aluminum cans to just get to get by. If you see Manuel don't be afraid to say hello & take a picture to show your support!
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Best experience, I can't describe how thankful I am to everyone who has donated! Just letting everyone know that I was inspired by the man who started the campaign for the elder from the little village, I wanted to make a difference also. This is a different man by the name of Manuel Rodriguez who lives in JOLIET, IL. thank you all updates very soon!
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FOR ALL THE NON BELIEVERS AND FOR EVERYONE WHO DONATED!
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Juliana Lopez
27 months ago

Born and raised in Joliet, this poor man is in worse shape and can barely push the cart around. I don't think people are that horrible to make up a story, the picture Says it all and if it's coming from your heart to donate, do it without questioning! I wish I can help everyone out struggling in this world but I'm sure every little bit will help him! Let's get him home and enjoying the rest of his time with his loved ones!! Blessings ❤️

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Rosie Rose
27 months ago

Please give more on his history and find him make a video and meet his family and Issues Remember Is As Hispanic Just Don't Trust Anything or Anyone Sorry Pero Es Lo Cierto Lo Que Hablo

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Lola Lona Patino
27 months ago

This is not fake it is legit, it's a different man. When the gofundme campaign for Mr fidencio started I donated money thinking it was this man, but I don't regret helping mr Fidencio because both men deserve the help but this is our Joliet man and he deserves to be helped too. I always try to buy paletas from him even though they're not the best but just to help him. I have seen his struggle pushin his carrito on the hill by the old silver cross hospital. So lets spread the word to help this man.

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Lupe Ortiz
27 months ago

No guys this is not fake yo soy de Joliet y to lo conosco su historia es parecida a la Del otro señor de Chicago y cuando ya no es tiempo de vender paletas anda en la calle juntando botes ya ahorita acabo de poner mi granito de arena esperamos en Dios y la jente lo ayude

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Lorena Gaytan
27 months ago

You should contact the news, maybe they can help him solve the medical bills issue . They can help him open a case against the dog owner, or at least make it public.

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Carlos Gutierrez
27 months ago
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I can see why people are skeptical about this being fake but it's not, I seen this guy before and I was going to make this account if jerardo hadn't done it & people wouldn't be putting 100 if it wasn't true, don't come up in here talking bout "it's fake don't donate". Research first or just don't donate but don't stop this man from getting the most he can by coming up in here wit that s•••t

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Pedro Garcia
27 months ago
7
7

Mi gente esto no es fake si es real por favor no inventen que es falso si es verdad yo eh visto a este señor vendiendo paletas. En el East side de Joliet y siempre que ando por allí lo busco para comprarle paleta sin inportar que no tenga ganas de paleta.. el señor en una ocasión me platico que el fue de los braceros que cultivaron la tierras en California y que al el no le dieron ningún dinero de indemnización. . Por eso vende paletas en verdad esta bien viejito y si da aguite que un señor de esa edad tenga que vender paletas para pagar billes y renta...

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Angelica Del Real
27 months ago
6
6

Please give us more information of him and also share it to the news and let him give his speach

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Ana Karen Castillo
27 months ago
5
5

This is NOT a fake page!!! If you are from Joliet you know exactly who this man is. Anyone who is questioning the authenticity of this page please take a look at the updates, or just simply do not donate.

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Mayra Sanders
27 months ago
4
4

I love to see how different races come together to help out an individual who we have never meet!! How we don't see color! Just a human-being in need. This is how it should be. Helping and caring for each other. May God bless every single person helping out and may God bless America!!

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Ana Karen Castillo
27 months ago
4
4

I am amazed by how many people do not understand that this is a different man! If you all took the time to read the story you would know that this individual is from Joliet, IL. He has nothing to do with the GFM for Mr. Fidencio from Chicago.

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Carmen Lorenzo
27 months ago
4
4

Hey guys, this really isn't fake! I give you my word! I've known Jerardo for a very long time and he's not the type of person to ever scam anyone! Plus if seen this paletero on the east side of Joliet! This is 100000% legit!!

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Jessica Amanda
27 months ago
4
4

I don't believe this is fake it is a different guy in Joliet. That is 80

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Ulia Cechir
27 months ago
3
3

i just want to let everyone know that is skeptical, this is a real person in need. i live about 15 mins from joliet , my husband always sees him when he is working in the area or when we go grocery shopping there. last summer my husband stopped there with his brother and bought about $70 worth of paletas, whatever he could fit in his large cooler that he had with him. the man said that they were sent to him from heaven and that he has been walking around all day and hardly made $10.

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Lola Lona Patino
27 months ago
3
3

I'm so tired of all these negative comments, please if you don't know; research first. There is two of them and yes they look alike Mr Fidencio and Don Manuel. Fidencio is from little village, his campaing raised more than 300k this gofundpage is for Don Manuel he is from Joliet and needs the help too. They just look alike. If you don't want to help don manuel from your heart or if you think it's a scam feel free to go to Mr fidencio's page to donate but just don't stop others from helping Don Manuel too. This is NOT A SCAM

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Lantz Newberry
27 months ago
3
3

It sounds like GoFundMe needs to start an ice cream cart man pension fund.

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Mireya Reyes Anaya
27 months ago
3
3

Carlos Delgado and Esteban Siu this is NOT a fake page, I know Don Manuel Rodriguez personally and have verified Jerardo Rosiles who started this wonderful campaign. His daughter has been made aware of this. If Jerardo says he will do a live video Stay Tuned. He just wanted to do the same for another hardworking paletero in another city. It just so happens it's here in the wonderful city of Joliet. Viva Mexico!

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Miriam Soto
27 months ago
2
2

You should try putting more information about don Pancho so everyone feels safe donating so he can get as much possible ☺️

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Mayra Lízbeth O'farrell Madriz
27 months ago
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2

We would like to know more about him! Does anybody knows him?

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Karen Ward
27 months ago
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1

Where can we find him? Would be nice if someone went up to him and bought all the ice cream he had in his cart too.

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Rosa Gates
8 months ago

La verdad que da pena ver a personas como este senor trabajando en algo tan duro a su edad. Dios bendiga a la persona que empezo empezo esta colecta, y a todos los que han donado.

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26 months ago
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26 months ago
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26 months ago
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Anonymous
26 months ago
Juliana Lopez
27 months ago

Born and raised in Joliet, this poor man is in worse shape and can barely push the cart around. I don't think people are that horrible to make up a story, the picture Says it all and if it's coming from your heart to donate, do it without questioning! I wish I can help everyone out struggling in this world but I'm sure every little bit will help him! Let's get him home and enjoying the rest of his time with his loved ones!! Blessings ❤️

+ Read More
Rosie Rose
27 months ago

Please give more on his history and find him make a video and meet his family and Issues Remember Is As Hispanic Just Don't Trust Anything or Anyone Sorry Pero Es Lo Cierto Lo Que Hablo

+ Read More
Lola Lona Patino
27 months ago

This is not fake it is legit, it's a different man. When the gofundme campaign for Mr fidencio started I donated money thinking it was this man, but I don't regret helping mr Fidencio because both men deserve the help but this is our Joliet man and he deserves to be helped too. I always try to buy paletas from him even though they're not the best but just to help him. I have seen his struggle pushin his carrito on the hill by the old silver cross hospital. So lets spread the word to help this man.

+ Read More
Lupe Ortiz
27 months ago

No guys this is not fake yo soy de Joliet y to lo conosco su historia es parecida a la Del otro señor de Chicago y cuando ya no es tiempo de vender paletas anda en la calle juntando botes ya ahorita acabo de poner mi granito de arena esperamos en Dios y la jente lo ayude

+ Read More
Lorena Gaytan
27 months ago

You should contact the news, maybe they can help him solve the medical bills issue . They can help him open a case against the dog owner, or at least make it public.

+ Read More
Carlos Gutierrez
27 months ago
8
8

I can see why people are skeptical about this being fake but it's not, I seen this guy before and I was going to make this account if jerardo hadn't done it & people wouldn't be putting 100 if it wasn't true, don't come up in here talking bout "it's fake don't donate". Research first or just don't donate but don't stop this man from getting the most he can by coming up in here wit that s•••t

+ Read More
Pedro Garcia
27 months ago
7
7

Mi gente esto no es fake si es real por favor no inventen que es falso si es verdad yo eh visto a este señor vendiendo paletas. En el East side de Joliet y siempre que ando por allí lo busco para comprarle paleta sin inportar que no tenga ganas de paleta.. el señor en una ocasión me platico que el fue de los braceros que cultivaron la tierras en California y que al el no le dieron ningún dinero de indemnización. . Por eso vende paletas en verdad esta bien viejito y si da aguite que un señor de esa edad tenga que vender paletas para pagar billes y renta...

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Angelica Del Real
27 months ago
6
6

Please give us more information of him and also share it to the news and let him give his speach

+ Read More
Ana Karen Castillo
27 months ago
5
5

This is NOT a fake page!!! If you are from Joliet you know exactly who this man is. Anyone who is questioning the authenticity of this page please take a look at the updates, or just simply do not donate.

+ Read More
Mayra Sanders
27 months ago
4
4

I love to see how different races come together to help out an individual who we have never meet!! How we don't see color! Just a human-being in need. This is how it should be. Helping and caring for each other. May God bless every single person helping out and may God bless America!!

+ Read More
Ana Karen Castillo
27 months ago
4
4

I am amazed by how many people do not understand that this is a different man! If you all took the time to read the story you would know that this individual is from Joliet, IL. He has nothing to do with the GFM for Mr. Fidencio from Chicago.

+ Read More
Carmen Lorenzo
27 months ago
4
4

Hey guys, this really isn't fake! I give you my word! I've known Jerardo for a very long time and he's not the type of person to ever scam anyone! Plus if seen this paletero on the east side of Joliet! This is 100000% legit!!

+ Read More
Jessica Amanda
27 months ago
4
4

I don't believe this is fake it is a different guy in Joliet. That is 80

+ Read More
Ulia Cechir
27 months ago
3
3

i just want to let everyone know that is skeptical, this is a real person in need. i live about 15 mins from joliet , my husband always sees him when he is working in the area or when we go grocery shopping there. last summer my husband stopped there with his brother and bought about $70 worth of paletas, whatever he could fit in his large cooler that he had with him. the man said that they were sent to him from heaven and that he has been walking around all day and hardly made $10.

+ Read More
Lola Lona Patino
27 months ago
3
3

I'm so tired of all these negative comments, please if you don't know; research first. There is two of them and yes they look alike Mr Fidencio and Don Manuel. Fidencio is from little village, his campaing raised more than 300k this gofundpage is for Don Manuel he is from Joliet and needs the help too. They just look alike. If you don't want to help don manuel from your heart or if you think it's a scam feel free to go to Mr fidencio's page to donate but just don't stop others from helping Don Manuel too. This is NOT A SCAM

+ Read More
Lantz Newberry
27 months ago
3
3

It sounds like GoFundMe needs to start an ice cream cart man pension fund.

+ Read More
Mireya Reyes Anaya
27 months ago
3
3

Carlos Delgado and Esteban Siu this is NOT a fake page, I know Don Manuel Rodriguez personally and have verified Jerardo Rosiles who started this wonderful campaign. His daughter has been made aware of this. If Jerardo says he will do a live video Stay Tuned. He just wanted to do the same for another hardworking paletero in another city. It just so happens it's here in the wonderful city of Joliet. Viva Mexico!

+ Read More
Miriam Soto
27 months ago
2
2

You should try putting more information about don Pancho so everyone feels safe donating so he can get as much possible ☺️

+ Read More
Mayra Lízbeth O'farrell Madriz
27 months ago
2
2

We would like to know more about him! Does anybody knows him?

+ Read More
Karen Ward
27 months ago
1
1

Where can we find him? Would be nice if someone went up to him and bought all the ice cream he had in his cart too.

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