On September 4th, Labor Day my nephew's life unexpectedly ended right in front of his mother and little sister. Xander Draven Maldonado died at the young age of 13 years old...in Walden, NY. He was wonderfully kind, intelligent and a heartwarming young man...taken from this world and our family far too soon...
Xander loved his family, animals, video games, and of course his friends...he was so giving and willing to help everyone he encountered...his parents knew this and right to the end he Donated his organs & tissue to help other children have a second chance...
The details of his cause of death and our plight by his mother to educate yourselves on "Shallow Water Blackouts" is below this message. Please don't forget to read it. Linked below:
If you find it within your means to donate some money to my brother so he can spend time at home grieving with his family without the worry of financial strains and the sacrifices of taking time off from work at the FDNY...we would be forever in your debt. He needs to get through this Holiday season at his families side.
All monies collected will go Directly to my Brother & His Immediate family with the exception of the fee's GoFundMe Collects per donation (2.9% + $0.30).
If you prefer to send your donations via PayPal "Friends & Family" this has no fee's attached. You may do so, Fernando's email is: [email redacted]
Your donations will help with his mortgage and some day to day expenses and bills.
Please if you can, Donate-if you can't, please educate yourself on my nephews Xander's cause of death...and please share this campaign to anyone who might be able to contribute or learn...spread the word and the information on "Shallow Water Blackouts".
Thank you for your time and consideration in donating. ❤️
Please read below (A message from Carol, Xander's Mother) and educate yourself of this widely unknown cause of death on "Shallow Water Blackout"
If you or someone you know is an avid swimmer please Read This!
Please pass this awareness on. Please share this post far and wide if it can help others. Please keep us in your hearts as we mourn and, eventually, have to find some new normal for his little sister.
They're no words to explain how a parent loves and worries for their child and the utter devastation if your child dies...my heart is broken for Xander, his Mommy, Daddy and little sister...
right now it seems completely overwhelming…
I figured I'd create this campaign with a small goal to do what I could to help out...if want more information on my welfare after Hurricane Irma just private message me.
We could use a miracle right now, not having to worry about my families needs being met would be a load off our chests All of our chests!
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