Amigos de Juan Carlos Viñolo

$219,868 of $500k goal

Raised by 2,115 people in 24 months
Martha Sheridan   LA JOLLA, CA
August 12th, 2014 began as an ordinary Tuesday for Juan Carlos. He kissed his wife Emma, his little girl Daniela, and his son Eduardo goodbye as he left for a bike ride. An ordinary bike ride, around Fiesta Island with a group of fellow cyclists. It is a routine that probably sounds familiar to any cyclist: “I’ll see you in a few hours! I love you.”

What Emma, Daniela, and Eduardo didn’t know is that the next time they would see Juan Carlos would be at the UCSD Medical Center. On August 12th, on an ordinary Tuesday evening, Juan Carlos was hit by a car in a head-on collision. According to the details of the event as retold by one of the other cyclists, Juan Carlos saw the vehicle approaching and managed to edge another cyclist out of harms way. He was the most wounded cyclist in this accident: two punctured and collapsed lungs, several broken ribs and left clavicle, dislocated left shoulder, loss of one kidney, laceration of the spleen, and six broken vertebrae resulting in a spinal cord injury, this means paralysis from the chest down. The road ahead looks long and difficult, but Juan Carlos is fighting for his life every second in this hospital bed.

Please help us JC's friends, to reach our goal to support the family in this difficult time and what lies ahead.

The link to donate is: http://www.gofundme.com/d1nuf8

We promise to keep you updated on his condition and we thank you from the bottom of our hearts, for any donation you choose to contribute,

“It's not how much we give but how much love we put into giving.”

Mother Theresa

Juan Carlos’s  friends

This is my worst nightmare! He said today.

I would love to tell you that you'll be ok I said, but that is up to you and the effort you put on your way to recovery, but we all know it's going to be difficult because the body and the brain can play tricks on you and is not ok for your menthal Health.
His mayor concern, not having money to support his family!
Please keep sharing this link and help us reach our goal!

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Update 52
12 days ago
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Two years ago, here they are together stronger than ever!
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Update 51
12 days ago
Two years ago at the waiting room in the hospital we started this campaign to help Juan Carlos and his family cope with such a difficult time, no one should ever pass for moments like this, and is during these difficult times that the good in almost everyone comes out.
Today I can say that even when we all returned to our daily routines more and more busy as this world asks every day, we remain grateful to the life of JC around us, around his wife Ema, his children Daniela y Eduardo, his sister Claudia, his in-laws, and his friends fellow cyclists Pat and Allen, and all those who have accompanied and have witnessed the strength and unity of this family.
Until today we have not yet been able to achieve our goal and we are close to the 50%.
I have to say that not a day goes by without thanking God for his blessings and each and every one of you for the support received.
It has been a long and difficult road with ups and downs.
There is still more to come in JC's home where every day they experience new situations and must learn new strategies and adapt with that new situation, but they do and for that I admire them, they live as normal as possible supporting his children and cheering them on they daily activities.
Thanks again for your accompany JC, Ema, Daniela and Eduardo on this long and winding road.
I ask you please share our link once more and help us raise that 50%.
Expenses are piling up!
Always grateful,
Martha and JC's friends.
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Update 50
10 months ago
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An image sometimes can say it all!
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Update 49
11 months ago
Today Juan Carlos had to testify on the Theresa Owens trial, I spoke with Emma and asked how was everything,.
How did you feel? I asked, her response was; " It was tiering we were called at 9:30 and it went until 3:00pm still JC return home to set to work, "I don't know how he does it" she said, (JC works from home).
As you al know it's been more than a year since that awful day.
We all have gone back to our own lifes, our own struggle our own thoughts.
And I feel so bad for not being able to do something more, for not been able to keep track of the fund lately for feeling tired and stressed ( my own stuff), as we all do sometimes, I feel bad beacuse I did not do what I was supposed to do. I committed to help and reach a goal and I have fail. I know there is no $ that can last enough to cover the expenses JC condition have caused, Insurance have said this is all and no more therapy has been authorized , and very important therapies have been now cut because the isurance won't cover it any more. (We'll talk about insurances later) I have fail because I did not keep, you updated , because I should've do something else I should've done more.
I'm grateful that we were able to raise the amount we did,
I don't know what to do when I see the distress that Emma and JC have every day on their lifes,
I'm so sorry Emma and JC, I wish I could done more.
Today I asked you again please share this link it might go to someone that have not received it yet, help us reach at least enough for JC to continue with the very important therapies he needs, his muscles are vanishing for the lack of movement, sores are showing constantly because of the weight pressure and lack of change of position, he needs his therapy.
I don't know if we should keep going with the fund, I just know I could done better.
To all of you thank you again.
Martha
This is the link of JC's appearnce on the trial today. https://www.facebook.com/clauvinolo/posts/10206438172167578

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Valeria VS
12 months ago

Don't know you guys, but made a dontion through a mutual friend who cares for you. I am extremely glad to read that things are getting better for you. It also makes me believe (in times when it's hard to do so) that there is still compassion, kindness and a strong sense of soliarity among people. Even when they do not know eachother. We are all part of a chain of good which, hopefully, will teach our children about the power of kindness and help them to shape a better world than the one we have forged. This is the spirit that helps other heal, survive and lead a fulfilling life. I wish that the recovery goes on and that we all remain linked thorugh this chain. Peace and strenght!

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Pat Murray
16 months ago

Just look at those smiles!

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Hassan Wardani
17 months ago

Great progress guys. Gracias a dios. Good luck on the Salsa bike ride!

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Veronica Valades
18 months ago

Creo que hay amigos que conocemos bien y algunos otros que vamos conociendo atravez de otros medios... JC te deseo a ti, a tu esposa y a toda tu familia mucho amor hoy y todos los días! y que sepan que siempre hay personas deseando que cada día todo vaya mejor para ustedes.

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Veronica Valades
21 months ago

Feliz Dia de Accion de Gracias! Que bueno que ya estes fuera del hospital y en compañia de tu familia... Viene un camino largo delante pero con esa fortaleza y empeño que has tenido hasta hoy seguiras el camino hacia adelante... Eres un gran ejemplo de lucha y perseverancia.... ADELANTE!

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Michael Pelkey
21 months ago

Happy Thanksgiving to Juan Carlos, Emma, and the children! Blessings to you all.

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Jack Nosco
21 months ago

100 days and you are heading home! Be strong my friend!

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Paula Annicchiarico
23 months ago

So happy to hear of JC's progress. Sharp Rehab Hosp. is the best there is. Well wishes and love to you and yours.

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Liliana Cabrera
23 months ago

Juan Carlos, estamos muy orgullosos de ti, por tu valentía, por tu carácter y por tus ganas de vivir. Hace un mes fuiste un héroe, pero hoy eres un milagro. Todos contigo y con tu familia. #TeamJuanCarlos

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Paulita Osuna
23 months ago

Martha,mil gracias por mantenernos informados del progreso de Juan Carlos,es una gran alegría saber de todos su adelantos y estamos seguros que el Señor lo sacara adelante. seguimos rezando por el y por su familia.

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Victoria Hopkins
23 months ago

I have been thinking about him and his family. I am so glad to hear that he is recovering! May GOD continue to bless and embrace him. Thank you for the update! Warm regards,

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Valeria VS
23 months ago

Martha, yo no les conozco, pero tenemos una amiga mutua que me invitó a participar en esta causa. También somos una familia (mexicana-holandesa) que vivimos entre dos mundos. Criamos tres hijos y yo tengo una enfermedad crónica discapacitante. Hemos pasado por situaciones similares y entendemos su sufrir y su preocupación. A veces pienso que hay tantas necesidad y causas en el mundo y quisiera poder apoyarlas a todas. Hacemos lo que podemos para apoyar a otros seres humanos. Por que tenemos esperanza en que la especie humana sobreviva dignamente. Eso es lo que queremos dejar a nuestros hijos. Espero que Juan Carlos siga mejorando a ese paso! Probablemente nunca será fácil. Pero están juntos y tienen por qué luchar. Tienen gente que, de una u otra manera, les apoyamos. Seamos parte de una cadena que haga el mundo un poco mejor! Paz, paciencia y mucha fuerza! Ustedes saldrán adelante!

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Joel Hammett
24 months ago

You are all in my thoughts. Please stay strong and keep you heads held high. Perhaps the beginning of the school year is a good distraction for the kids. I sure hope so as I know they feel helpless.

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Paula Annicchiarico
24 months ago

Continued love and best thoughts to Juan Carlos y familia.

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Barbara Trenchi
24 months ago

Lord completely heal Juan Carlos from the top of his head to the tips of his toes. You are Jehovah Rapha, the Lord our healer, the great physician. You can supernaturally do what even our doctors cannot do. Please bring comfort, peace and encouragement to Juan Carlos and his family. In Jesus' name, Amen

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Alvaro Bastidas
24 months ago

Hung in there my dear friend, everything is going to be okay, we wish you well on behalf of Please BE KIND to Cyclists and the cycling community in Austin.

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Charles Names
24 months ago

Hoping this surgery will help mend the wounds and that recovery is as best as possible.from the bottom of my heart i wish this for Juan!!!!

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Paula Annicchiarico
24 months ago

I'll be thinking of Juan Carlos and all of you today. All my best thoughts and prayers for a very successful surgery.

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Emmanuel Munoz
24 months ago

como le hiciste para alcansar tanta gente a mi me pego un caro

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Liliana Cabrera
24 months ago

Señor Jesucristo, que para redimir a los hombres y sanar a los enfermos quisiste asumir nuestra condición humana, mira con piedad a este siervo que está enfermo y necesita ser curado en cuerpo y en espíritu. Reconfórtalo con tu poder para que levante su ánimo y pueda superar todos sus males, y ya que has querido asociarlo a tu Pasión Redentora, haz que confíe en la eficacia del dolor para la salvación del mundo. Tú que vives y reinas por los siglos de los siglos. AMÉN.

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$219,868 of $500k goal

Raised by 2,115 people in 24 months
Created August 14, 2014
SV
$50
Sandy Valenzuela
4 days ago
PB
$122
Patricia Bale
7 days ago
CS
$50
Carolina Suarez
9 days ago
AS
$10
Antonio Ramirez Serrano
10 days ago

Have been following this from the happy, I am happy to see JC recovered and back to his family and kids.

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ER
$25
Erica Ram
11 days ago
$40
Anonymous
12 days ago
1
1
$40
Anonymous
12 days ago
$55
Anonymous
12 days ago
MH
$40
Mark Helvie
12 days ago
CS
$25
Cleman Sasson
12 days ago
Valeria VS
12 months ago

Don't know you guys, but made a dontion through a mutual friend who cares for you. I am extremely glad to read that things are getting better for you. It also makes me believe (in times when it's hard to do so) that there is still compassion, kindness and a strong sense of soliarity among people. Even when they do not know eachother. We are all part of a chain of good which, hopefully, will teach our children about the power of kindness and help them to shape a better world than the one we have forged. This is the spirit that helps other heal, survive and lead a fulfilling life. I wish that the recovery goes on and that we all remain linked thorugh this chain. Peace and strenght!

+ Read More
Pat Murray
16 months ago

Just look at those smiles!

+ Read More
Hassan Wardani
17 months ago

Great progress guys. Gracias a dios. Good luck on the Salsa bike ride!

+ Read More
Veronica Valades
18 months ago

Creo que hay amigos que conocemos bien y algunos otros que vamos conociendo atravez de otros medios... JC te deseo a ti, a tu esposa y a toda tu familia mucho amor hoy y todos los días! y que sepan que siempre hay personas deseando que cada día todo vaya mejor para ustedes.

+ Read More
Veronica Valades
21 months ago

Feliz Dia de Accion de Gracias! Que bueno que ya estes fuera del hospital y en compañia de tu familia... Viene un camino largo delante pero con esa fortaleza y empeño que has tenido hasta hoy seguiras el camino hacia adelante... Eres un gran ejemplo de lucha y perseverancia.... ADELANTE!

+ Read More
Michael Pelkey
21 months ago

Happy Thanksgiving to Juan Carlos, Emma, and the children! Blessings to you all.

+ Read More
Jack Nosco
21 months ago

100 days and you are heading home! Be strong my friend!

+ Read More
Paula Annicchiarico
23 months ago

So happy to hear of JC's progress. Sharp Rehab Hosp. is the best there is. Well wishes and love to you and yours.

+ Read More
Liliana Cabrera
23 months ago

Juan Carlos, estamos muy orgullosos de ti, por tu valentía, por tu carácter y por tus ganas de vivir. Hace un mes fuiste un héroe, pero hoy eres un milagro. Todos contigo y con tu familia. #TeamJuanCarlos

+ Read More
Paulita Osuna
23 months ago

Martha,mil gracias por mantenernos informados del progreso de Juan Carlos,es una gran alegría saber de todos su adelantos y estamos seguros que el Señor lo sacara adelante. seguimos rezando por el y por su familia.

+ Read More
Victoria Hopkins
23 months ago

I have been thinking about him and his family. I am so glad to hear that he is recovering! May GOD continue to bless and embrace him. Thank you for the update! Warm regards,

+ Read More
Valeria VS
23 months ago

Martha, yo no les conozco, pero tenemos una amiga mutua que me invitó a participar en esta causa. También somos una familia (mexicana-holandesa) que vivimos entre dos mundos. Criamos tres hijos y yo tengo una enfermedad crónica discapacitante. Hemos pasado por situaciones similares y entendemos su sufrir y su preocupación. A veces pienso que hay tantas necesidad y causas en el mundo y quisiera poder apoyarlas a todas. Hacemos lo que podemos para apoyar a otros seres humanos. Por que tenemos esperanza en que la especie humana sobreviva dignamente. Eso es lo que queremos dejar a nuestros hijos. Espero que Juan Carlos siga mejorando a ese paso! Probablemente nunca será fácil. Pero están juntos y tienen por qué luchar. Tienen gente que, de una u otra manera, les apoyamos. Seamos parte de una cadena que haga el mundo un poco mejor! Paz, paciencia y mucha fuerza! Ustedes saldrán adelante!

+ Read More
Joel Hammett
24 months ago

You are all in my thoughts. Please stay strong and keep you heads held high. Perhaps the beginning of the school year is a good distraction for the kids. I sure hope so as I know they feel helpless.

+ Read More
Paula Annicchiarico
24 months ago

Continued love and best thoughts to Juan Carlos y familia.

+ Read More
Barbara Trenchi
24 months ago

Lord completely heal Juan Carlos from the top of his head to the tips of his toes. You are Jehovah Rapha, the Lord our healer, the great physician. You can supernaturally do what even our doctors cannot do. Please bring comfort, peace and encouragement to Juan Carlos and his family. In Jesus' name, Amen

+ Read More
Alvaro Bastidas
24 months ago

Hung in there my dear friend, everything is going to be okay, we wish you well on behalf of Please BE KIND to Cyclists and the cycling community in Austin.

+ Read More
Charles Names
24 months ago

Hoping this surgery will help mend the wounds and that recovery is as best as possible.from the bottom of my heart i wish this for Juan!!!!

+ Read More
Paula Annicchiarico
24 months ago

I'll be thinking of Juan Carlos and all of you today. All my best thoughts and prayers for a very successful surgery.

+ Read More
Emmanuel Munoz
24 months ago

como le hiciste para alcansar tanta gente a mi me pego un caro

+ Read More
Liliana Cabrera
24 months ago

Señor Jesucristo, que para redimir a los hombres y sanar a los enfermos quisiste asumir nuestra condición humana, mira con piedad a este siervo que está enfermo y necesita ser curado en cuerpo y en espíritu. Reconfórtalo con tu poder para que levante su ánimo y pueda superar todos sus males, y ya que has querido asociarlo a tu Pasión Redentora, haz que confíe en la eficacia del dolor para la salvación del mundo. Tú que vives y reinas por los siglos de los siglos. AMÉN.

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