Lorena is a dear friend of mine, and I have known her and her family for many years. I am shocked and saddened that she was viciously attacked by three pit bulls in her own yard just a couple weeks ago. The dogs came from a neighbor's house and were not fenced in. She is fighting for her life and needs our help. The attack caused horrific, life threatening injuries that require specialized care. She has considerable muscle and nerve damage in all of her limbs. The doctors are unsure if she will ever regain use of her limbs. She also sustained internal organ trauma and has not been able to communicate with her family. If she makes it out of the hospital, her road to recovery is expected to be long and arduous.
No one can be prepared for a devastating situation like this, and, as you can imagine, the family has been caught completely off guard. One of her children just graduated high school, and two more are in high school. She also has a very young granddaughter who worships her. All of these children rely on Lorena for emotional and financial support. This horrifying incident has placed the futures of everyone in this family in financial jeopardy. Therefore, I am asking that friends and family donate any amount possible to help her family pay for the extensive medical expenses.
Lorena's children are her life, and she is the center of their world. Understandably, they are terrified that she will not come home. Lorena has always been a caring, hard-working, and generous woman. She has always been full of life and her energy always lights up a room. Seeing her suffer like this is causing unimaginable pain for everyone who loves her. I hope that seeing the support from all of you will provide some measure of hope for them.
Rolando Gonzalez-Carrillo is Lorena's husband and is managing all of her affairs while she is incapacitated. I have designated him the beneficiary of this campaign, so that he can apply the funds to her medical expenses.