Support for Mom to care for family
Little did these horrible men realize how strong our Evan is... He is at Harbor UCLA Medical center in ICU fighting for his life!!
A mothers worst nightmare has come true for his mom Charlene and many family members.
Friday, all 3 of his entire baseball family were there along with many other friends. Praying and asking why... One week prior all of these same boys including Evan were saying goodbye to Jesse, a South High baseball player killed tragically in a car accident. This funeral had a heavy impact on Evan as well as all of these boys. They have been through the unimaginable within just a week time.
Charlene is the only provider in the household, and will not be able to return to work for a very long time. I cannot imagine the financial worry she must have and it is the last thing she needs to think about right now. I decided to do this Go Fund Me for her to give her one thing less to worry about so she can focus on Evan. If you can donate anything to help it will be greatly appreciated.
Charlene also still has a young daughter to tend to. She needs as much help as possible. This money raised will be used to pay medical bills, help pay the mortgage since she cannot work, all the household bills, groceries, all the help Evan needs which is going to be hundreds of thousands of dollars for a very long time! And for Anything else she needs to try and live the lifestyle she had worked so hard for herself and her family before this nightmare happened!!!!
All of the love, support, donations, and prayers are extremely appreciated!!! I myself printed out every single prayer sent on here to Charlene and Evan so she can read it to him. He is in complete shock on how much Love and prayers have been sent! It puts such a great smile on his face when he hears the prayers. So again, thank you to everyone for everything! When I started this I had NO CLUE in the world what to do or the fact it would reach the amount it is at today!!! I am extremely grateful to each and every single one of you!
Thank you so much
Evan decided to "wake up from his nap" and start talking like no other!!! He has proven to be one of the Strongest boys we know and Love ❤️ . Today Evan smiles and talks (still unaware of what has brought him here) but recognizes everyone!!! Evan will be transferred to Millers Children's Hospital to start his new journey of rehabilitation! I speak for Charlene, Evan, and their entire family when I say THANK YOU!! The Love, Support and Prayers means the world to them!! Keep the prayers coming, it will be a long journey but Evan has proven how strong he is!!
YES, Evan is off of the breathing machine but these days seem a lot harder then any. One second he knows us and the next second he doesn't. At times he believes he is still fighting for his life and screams for them to get off of him, this is one of the hardest things I've ever seen in my lifetime!!! I will go up to his face and lay on his shoulder, I tell him, " Mommy is here and you are safe now", Evan will say, "Hugger me mom" (which means hug me as his little sister Jayda says). Then quickly he tells me don't go outside, their after me mom.
Evan continually says, "I'm a fighter MOM", and I tell him Yes you are son! Evan asked my Brother in law if he won, and he said Yes, Evan said No I didn't and my brother in law told Evan, "You are always a winner!!!
Evan also keeps screaming for his little sister, "Jayda, Jayda Tag!!!!
I thought seeing him on a breathing machine was bad, this is worse. This is Truly the worst nightmare, I do not wish it upon anyone!!!
Another funny thing that happened is the Dr asks Evan some questions, Are you OK? Evan says NO, Are you afraid, Evan says NO, Are you in Pain, Evan says NO, are you Handsome, Evan says YES!!! When asked who is your favorite Baseball team (meaning Professional) Evan says, "My San Pedro Pirates"!!!
I am sooo full of HATE right now, but also soooo full of LOVE... Overwhelmed by the Love, Support, & Prayers from San Pedro, and from so many people from all over the world!!! Please continue to pray for my son, this is just the beginning to a long road of recovery! Thank you again to everyone for your prayers.
Dan Matthews, I'm sorry for whatever pain is causing you to lash out. A young man was beaten within an inch of his life by two adult men. There's nothing humorous about this. One day you'll grow up and realize that words are just as harmful to those already suffering as any physical attack. I pray you find peace, that you find empathy, and that you never have to go through what we are going through right now in the San Pedro Baseball family.
I'm sorry if that's a problem with you Dan Mathews. That is kind of rude for you to comment on here like this! I had to up the goal bcuz it stops and shuts off if the goal is reached!!! I had many many people contacting me telling me they couldn't open the Go Fund Me page bcuz of this reason! I don't know why you would come on here and make insensitive remarks like his!
Dan Matthews, as a mother who lost her child and had to sit in the hospital with him day after day the only thing I can think to say is how dare you. Unless you have been through something similar you have absolutely no right to talk and you should be ashamed of yourself. The pain and heartache that goes into sitting and watching and praying and fear. You are definitely a heartless person
To dan Mathews. Just an FYI you do not anticipate financially what this takes to help this young man, I am up to $150k easily in one year with insurance. Apparently you missed the empathy card when you were born, go look for it and hope you never have to walk in our shoes
I don't want to hi-jack the true meaning of this board but I am kind of pleading that someone get the cops to go interview Dan Matthews. He knew Evan, his hatred of even seems in line with the same attitude that nearly killed him. My guess is if he wasn't directly involved, his statements and comments lead me to believe that he is very aware of the reasons Evan was attacked AND possiblly knows the people that attacked him. Please forgive me for taking up this space becasue I know this is about Evan, and my prayers are with him and am crushed at even imagining the kind of mindless cruelty that went in to attacking him. Mr. Matthews should be easy to find. I am sure, same school, and I am fairly certain he wasn't just trolling but actually grandstanding for the person or persons who did this. I could be wrong, but what harm to have the cops go find him and interview him. Ok, that is it, I will say no more on this hateful person. Bless Evan and his family and all who love him.
To Evans family, I am battling a terminal illness and can't donate, but I will tell you when your strong willed you have more going for you then people expect. I am surprised I am still here to fight the fight. God has a plan and I have prayed and will continue to send him thoughts of positive energy. I found some very intersting healing meditation sounds which have made a difference. Now keep in mind I am not a hippie type faith healer believer. Until I became ill I never looked at this stuff. It's call binaural sound meditation. Look up brain healing and find one you like, put it on an iPad and play it for him. It relaxes your brain stimulation to promote healing. I would suggest having his family place there hands on him while he listens, it's good energy. (I do sound like I am nutty). Some of them have pop up quick one time ads. That's why I recommend you listen first here is one I use https://youtu.be/VG2-4WupwfI I use this for pain management. I grew up in the South Bay and we hold those up in our communities that are suffering. He did not desearve this but now it's time too heal him. God bless you all be strong through the good and bad days.
I doubt very much that $50,000.00 will cover the medical expenses. So, as far as I'm concerned in a few days the family can ask for an estimate of the cost incurred so far and give a update here and raise the goal amount. There is a lot of caring and generous people in this country/world. Just keep giving updates and adjust require financial need. May Evan require fully and promptly.
Has anyone considered that this Dan Matthews could have had something to do with the attack. It is NOT UNCOMMON that criminals will take joy in "taunting" their victims. We can't just "assume" he is an "idiot" when he may actually be the one who organized and carried out the attack. WHO ELSE would see ANY TYPE of "humor" in this situation...
I have no idea what this Dan Matthews said but I would definitely find a way to delete him. My gosh this young man is fighting for his life and why would another human being be so thoughtless. Don't say anything - keep it to yourself for goodness sakes. This young man will need a lot of help and people do not have to donate if they don't want to but I read the story and felt compelled to make a small donation.. I'm a parent even though my daughter is an adult now . People have good hearts and will do what they want to do. Ignore the others. Not sure what is with this Dan person but I am sorry that happened. I am from another community but we love San Pedro . Praying for Evan and his mom. God Bless, Kathy
That last donation for $415 is from the entire Holy Trinity Baseball team! Evan has been in our thoughts and prayers and is thought of when our boys take that field! We will continue to pray for his recovery and look forward to the day he is back on that ball field xoxoxo