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Hope for Carlos

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Raised by 149 people in 9 months
Carlos is a wonderful and inspiring 16-year-old boy from Hartford, CT. He goes to Bulkeley High School and is a huge sports fan. For a teenage boy, he is truly exceptional in his love for helping others and commitment to his family, especially his 8-year-old sister and 6-year-old brother.

He was diagnosed with Type I Diabetes at two years old and is very supportive of other kids with diabetes. He was a counselor in training this summer at Joslin Diabetes Camp and is in constant communication with his fellow campers. He hopes to continue working for camp and be a role model to others with the disease.

Despite all Carlos has already overcome, he is now faced with his most daunting obstacle yet. Carlos was involved in a tragic accident on Sunday, October 7th. Carlos unknowingly picked up what he thought was a piece of trash, which in reality, was a homemade explosive device. The device exploded in Carlos' hand causing severe burns and lacerations to his hands, face, chest and abdomen. Carlos also lost two fingers on his left hand and his doctors are hoping to preserve his other fingers.

Carlos has been incredibly brave throughout this entire situation. He is a hero to his mother and family who say Carlos prevented a young child from picking up the device. Carlos has a long road ahead of him. In his journey to recovery and healing, he will need multiple pieces of medical equipment and a possible prosthetic. Many accommodations will need to be made both at home and at school for Carlos to return to a normal life. Carlos' family is deeply committed to his recovery and return to health, however in the wake of the accident, they are facing a financial crisis.

Please consider contributing to Carlos' recovery. This selfless and thoughtful young man needs your help.
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Carlos' latest x-ray 5/30/19
I know his surgeon did the best he could putting what was left back together and for that I am greatful. Hopefully one day with your help we can somehow make him and his hand as back to fully functional as possible. I know it will take more surgery, more occupational therapy and all the support you guys have given and continue to give him and our family. We will get there. Thank you all for your support
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IT WASNT ENOUGH, Devastating results... The DNA results came back as to see if they can find another DNA besides Carlos. They DID find another DNA and they know it is male, BUT it isn't enough to do a DNA match for the databank. I am devastated. There are now words or emotions that I can describe this feeling of being so close and having exausted the resources to find who did this. I thank everyone from the bottom of my heart who has helped on our journey of this life changing/altering incedent. Although the police can't go any further with their efforts, we must still move on and keep pushing through. It saddens me that my son has to live his life without the explanation of or non justice of this incedent. All who have helped in anyway (funds, prayers and shares) I thank you. We have not reached our goal but we are still hopeful that we may someday get a prosthetic that he deserves. Please keep sharing his story. He is a true HERO and deserves the best. Thank you all a trend God Bless
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Carlos is trying super hard with what he has left and he is doing amazing. With all of your support and encouragement it keeps him going and trying harder and harder. We are still trying to get enough for his bio-mechanical prosthetic. We have had many estimates and we are about 25% there to make this happen for him. Please keep sharing his gofundme and his story, with your help we will be able to reach his goal. Thank you so much for your continued support, encouragement and kindness. Everyone reaching out with other options as well have been as blessing. Bless all of you.
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This is Carlos' amazing progress. He still has a long road on this journey of recovery but he is determined through his courage, bravery and everyone who has helped in any way, prayers, donations, encouragement and just having his back. It truly means everything right now. We are still working to get his biomechanical prosthetic which I am trying to work with a Boston company and his insurance does not cover any of it I will post another update on the total cost of the prosthetic. Of course there are other things that he and the family need as well to help accommodate him in his journey of recovery. Please continue to share, encourage donations, and prayers and hopefully one day he will get justice for him and whoever did this . Anyone with any suggestions or any people you may know that can help in any way we would greatly appreciate. Thank you to all who has had his back and continue to do so!!!
Love always Mom, Carlos and family!!!
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