Help Bring My Dad Home

Roberto Beristain has been a father to me since I was 8 and it is painful to know he won't be around to help raise my son. 

He used to worry about the things we all worry about - how are we going to pay the mortgage; how are we going to stop crime in our community; and how do we teach our children the difference between right and wrong. He still worries about those things, but he has to worry from 2,000 miles away now. He has to worry about paying bills, stopping crime, and raising a family in a country that threw him out and won't let him back in.

I am an American because I was born here. But, my Dad is an American because he has, and still wants to be, an American.

I have set up this fund to help my family deal with this terrible financial storm. I have set up this fund to help the attorneys continue fighting a battle that needs to be won by good, and not evil. And, I have set up this fund to make sure I do not have to explain to my Dad why the business closed and why 20 of his U.S. Citizen friends lost their jobs in the process. 

Please help bring back my Dad, so he can go back to worrying - so he can turn my brother's iPad off at night; so he can watch his daughters go to their high school prom; and so he can explain to my mom why voting for Trump was dumb, but he still loves her anyway.

#BringBackRoberto   #RobertoBeristain

News coverage of the story here - 

The New York Times, April 7, 2017

Washington Post, April 6, 2017

The Wall Street Journal, April 5, 2017

Ansari & Shapiro, Press Release, April 5, 2017

Mayor Pete Buttigieg's Letter of Support, Huffington Post, March 21, 2017

Donations (0)

  • Anonymous 
    • $20 
    • 20 mos
  • John Yoder 
    • $20 
    • 25 mos
  • Aleksandra Wagner 
    • $10 
    • 25 mos
  • Kevin Kwilinski 
    • $50 
    • 28 mos
  • Alexandra Strelka 
    • $50 
    • 30 mos
See all

Organizer and beneficiary

Phil Kolliopoulos 
Organizer
Mishawaka, IN
Helen Beristain 
Beneficiary
  • #1 fundraising platform

    People have raised more money on GoFundMe than anywhere else. Learn more

  • GoFundMe Guarantee

    In the rare case that something isn’t right, we will refund your donation. Learn more

  • Expert advice, 24/7

    Contact us with your questions and we’ll answer, day or night. Learn more