"Raising money for funeral Celin Alfaro Covid

Hello, my name is Jovana and I have created the GoFundMe to cover some of my dad's medical expenses. On July 31st my dad tested positive for Covid-19 and has been hospitalized since due to breathing complications. On August 20th my father entered a coma and was intubated. He is currently fighting for his life. My fathers hospitalization has been very difficult for our family, especially towards my mother who has gotten very sick. My mother and I were laid off when the pandemic began and we have not been able to return as we also tested positive for COVID-19. While my father remained in a coma his breathing worsened and on September 3rd,2020 the Doctors made a decision to give him a tracheostomy (an incision in the windpipe made to relieve an obstruction of breathing).  Although, we prayed many times and had hopes, my father’s health worsened. On September 17th, 2020 we received a call from his doctors asking us to meet with them to discuss my dad’s health. During this meeting the Doctors suggested we pull the plug and let me father rest as COVID-19 has destroyed him and he more than likely wouldn’t make it. We were told that In the slight chance he came back from his comma he would not be able to live a normal life as COVID-19 had severely damaged his lungs causing him to go into Acute Respiratory Distress. This information and suggestion broke us. After looking for alternatives, finding no solution, we decided to put him to rest, and unplugged him on September 21st,2020.  This decision was difficult, but ee did not want him to continue suffering.   My father was young, he had just turned 61 on July 26th and had so much life left in him. His birthday was the last time we spent it with him as a family, soon after he ended in the hospital until his last days on earth. He left behind a three year old grandchild that asks about him all the time and doesn’t know he won’t be back, a 12 year old son, a wife, and a daughter. We have faith that he is with god looking over us.   If you are able we would appreciate any donations or prayers. We will be using this money to pay for medical bills and a funeral.  


  • Juana Lara-Rodriguez  
    • $20 
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  • Monica Munoz 
    • $50 
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  • Stephanie O 
    • $50 
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Jovana Giron 
Minneapolis, MN
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