Help for Firefighter's Wife

Michael "Booster" Bustamante is a Wildland Firefighter stationed in southern Arizona and travels the country for 6 months of the year fighting fires away from his family. During the three years we worked together, I never heard him complain about anything and was the hardest working guy on our crew. The only thing bigger than his heart is his love for his wife and family.

Last week, his dear wife and mother of their four children Claudia had a sudden and unexpected brain hemorrhage  that has put her in intensive care for at least 2 more weeks and then 6-8 more weeks of recovery while they assess her condition. She is in an extremely dangerous and fragile position. 

Luckily they have health insurance to cover the majority of the costs but since this is the busiest time of fire season, Booster is now missing out on approximately $10,000 in overtime and hazard pay that he was counting on to provide for his family. 

Please do what you can to help Claudia and his family while they get through the most difficult time of their life as they hope for the best. 

Every tiny bit helps and we would all be extremely grateful for your generosity and compassion for this beautiful family.

Much love to you all.


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Organizer and beneficiary

Alex Starr 
Nogales, AZ
Tony Bustamante 
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