On November 13th, 2021, our mother (Aleida Bello) was about to cook breakfast for our father who suffers from Diabetic Dementia and Alzheimer’s, when the most horrific thing could have happened. It’s seems as there was a gas leak, undetected, when the propane stove exploded as she went to ignite it, causing a flash fire and blowing through windows, hurricane proof shutters, and launching items as far as 20 ft away from the home.
With the adrenaline rush from the explosion, our mother, (which doctors and nurses still cannot fathom) went to call 911. As the ambulance arrived, our selfless mother was only worried about leaving our father behind- as the fire rescue team said he had to stay. She was rushed to the trauma center at a local hospital and immediately taken in for assessment and preparation of surgery.
Her first surgery revealed that our mother was intensely burned on all extremities, chest, face and head. It has been a few days and several surgeries, and it has been confirmed- she is diagnosed with 45% third-degree body burns. She has some medical history that impacts her body’s reaction to the medication necessary for the burns, which makes this battle that much more difficult. We have been told that it can be projected that she will need to remain with the burn/trauma unit for at least one month, and she has over a year of recovery treatment and therapies ahead.
Keeping her alive is the most important thing to our family right now, as she is the pillar and most amazingly loving, strong and independent woman we know. Finances cannot be the obstacle that gets in the way of our mother fighting for her life.
Medical bills, property damage, treatment and medication… that’s what we are collecting for. Our mom is also an independent who works as a Licensed Optician and Manager for over 20 years.
This life threatening event puts her at risk to even return to work. The continuation of my mother’s life at a minimal financially emotional cost is the support we are requesting.
Aleida Bello- Mother, Wife, Daughter, Sister, Grandmother, Leader/Boss, and Asset to this world.