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Rest In Peace Carlos

$17,280 of $5,000 goal

Raised by 123 people in 13 months
Created June 23, 2018
Carlos Chan- Cocom was a hard working immigrant, from Akil, in the Yucatan Peninsula of Mexico.  He sought a better life for himself and pursued it, in San Francisco, California.

He worked two intense job, often thankless jobs, one as a dishwasher, in a busy fine dining restaurant, and the other as a busy lunch cook.  Jobs that no one else would do.  And he did them with a smile.

Immersing himself in the restaurant industry, he taught himself to speak English, had been promoted from dishwasher to the front of house, and was a star player at whatever he did.

His positive and calm presence brought comfort to everyone he worked with.  

Early Friday morning, after finishing a long work days, Carlos and his brother,
standing in front of their apartment, their home, unprovoked, were shot multiple times.

Carlos died, he was just 33 years old.

His brother remains in critical condition at the San Francisco General Hospital. 

Carlos was as kind as a human being can be. He sent money home to his family in the Yucatan and dreamt of returning their to open his own restaurant. We have no doubt it would have been successful.  

His family is in the process of returning Carlos home, to be buried, and struggling with mounting medical bills, as his brother clings to life in the ICU.

Hard working immigrants, like these men, are the beating heart of the hospitality industry. 

Please, help this hurting family. Donate a buck, donate a thousand bucks, leave flowers at 24th and Harrison, say a prayer, or thank the people working around you for what they do, just do what you can. 

We love you so so much Carlos.

For those of you that do not know me, my name is Charlotte Randolph, I am a partner in Californios Restaurant, where Carlos worked. I am raising funds on the family's behalf. They reached out to me the day of the incident and I have been working closely with the family to help organize arrangements. The money received from this campaign will help relieve many problems that the family face:
Getting Carlos' brother Elmer home from the hospital and stable. He will be out of work for quite some time.
Helping pay for travel related costs/ family members missing work, skipping the much needed paychecks.
They would also like to move apartments, understandable considering the circumstances.
The money will be divided among Carlos' siblings. They intend to use it for the above reasons.
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Tomorrow is the funeral if you are interested in attending: Driscoll's- 1465 Valencia Street, SF, CA 94110. The Rosary will be 7pm. If you are planning on bringing any flowers, I have been told the colors are yellow and Blue.

The family has received the money would like to thank you from the bottom of their hearts.
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A quick update:
The city of San Francisco is offering to pay for the hospital bill and the funeral costs. We are so relieved and thankful that this money raised by you all will be put into meaningful action. We had Concerns that the money would not touch the hospital bill and not that local government has stepped in, the money raised will be very impactful on the family. They will certainly be able to move apartments- away from where this tragic incident happened. The siblings all have been out of work this week so these funds will be crucial for covering this months rent. Elmer may be out of work for sometime recovering for seven gunshot wounds, with this money he should be able to recover with a little less stress.
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For those of you that do not know me, my name is Charlotte Randolph, I am a partner in Californios Restaurant, where Carlos worked. I am raising funds on the family's behalf. They reached out to me the day of the incident and I have been working closely with the family to help organize arrangements. The money received from this campaign will help relieve many problems that the family face:
Getting Carlos' brother Elmer home from the hospital and stable. He will be out of work for quite some time.
Helping pay for any funeral related costs and sending Carlos home.
They would also like to move apartments, understandable considering the circumstances.
The money will be divided among Carlos' siblings. They intend to use it for the above reasons.
The money will be received in my name and I will be distributing a check to the family.
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CORRECTION: the funeral is the 8th of July, not the 3rd
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Raised by 123 people in 13 months
Created June 23, 2018
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