WITH LOVE FROM NEW YORK

$17,815 of $50,000 goal

Raised by 292 people in 11 months
Victoria Alvarez
on behalf of AMY BASANTES
 BRONX, NY
Our friend, Mario Basantes, was in New Orleans with his wife to celebrate Mardi Gras and his birthday. Unfortunately, a drunk driver smashed into Mario, one of the first ones hit and has suffered the most serious injuries. Mario is still in the hospital unable to walk as a result of that accident along with other numerous injuries. He sustained three fractures to his pelvic, multiple internal injuries, stitches, separated shoulder, damaged lower back, and head trauma. Mario is a kind wonderful soul who volunteers to help those in need. Now he needs your help. We love him dearly and feel helpless here in New York because we can’t be with him. We are asking you to donate to Mario anything you can. He will not be able to work for at least a year or more. He will need to be in a long term facility with extensive rehabilitation. Mario will need to be transported back home however for the mean time will have to reside in New Orleans where the house will be ramped, have hospital bed and wheelchair. His apartment in New York cannot be fitted for a wheelchair and as he cannot work he will need money to pay his bills and help support his family in any way he can. He also has a daughter who is going to college this year for nursing. Please open your heart for this wonderful person who has always been so giving. Any amount will be so gratefully accepted and really appreciated.
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Mario has been making himself at home since arriving April 7th. Today on April 20th we were to ally able to secure out patient rehab services. He will begin attending 4 days a week. Thank you to everyone who made this possible..
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The ramp is almost complete. Super excited to get Mario home from rehab.

Thank you to Trina the operations manager at Home Depot in Kenner, LA for a generous mark down on supplies and equipment. Bubby AND Amy for getting it all put together and shipped with ProServices. Thanks to Roy from up the block here in Mid City Nola for getting this 7 man team put together . Whom are all donating their time to get their project complete. We are extreme blessed to know and have met people who we owe nothing, yet are willing to give us their all. Thanks to Roy also for drafting the blueprints .... Money from this go fund paid for this ramp..Thank you everyone.
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So two days shy of a month , Mario got to roll outside and breathe fresh unsterilized air. This is his 4th time in a wheelchair this week. Since he is zero weight bearing below till June. This here is progress!!!!!!For a couple of months this will be our new "normal". Hopefully this week everything will be finalized and Mario will be off to in patient rehabilitation. The next step of his journey.
We are humbled to have everyone help us out so we come out of this where we were before it happened or at least close to it. Our friends and family back home have been rocks for us....Our old and new NOLA family & friends have been our shelter from the storm. Thank you. 1
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We can not express how humbled we are by the well wishes and generosity of people from around the country. Especially New Orleans & New York .
My husband is in good spirits and anticipating being able to pay your kindness forward. We truly don't have the words to express how this outpouring has gave us a calming feeling. This will not paralyze us and you have all made us confident of that FACT. Thank you.

With much love,
The Basantes Family
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$17,815 of $50,000 goal

Raised by 292 people in 11 months
Created March 9, 2017
Victoria Alvarez
on behalf of AMY BASANTES
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$10
SHAZia Wahaj
1 month ago

Prayers for you and your family!

DC
$100
Denise Cooper
7 months ago

Our prayers are with you!

$5
Anonymous
8 months ago
$40
Priscilla Kissoon
9 months ago

Hope u get better soon

$30
Anonymous
9 months ago
CM
$50
clara marion
9 months ago

We Love you

K(
$30
Kara Bartyzel (Schwarze)
10 months ago

Sending love!

$100
Anonymous
10 months ago
$20
Lisa Tapia
10 months ago

From my family to yours we wish you well and a full speedy recovery.

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