Hello all, my name is Selena Huapilla-Perez, I hold the great honor of being the older sister of Guadalupe Huapilla-Perez.
Lupe was one of the victims injured in the recent attack at Michigan State University. While we are happy that Lupe remains with us, we are devastated by the violence that has impacted so many. This unfortunately includes our family.
Lupe is a current Hospitality Business junior at MSU and student in the Michigan State University College Assistance Migrant Program (CAMP). She is a leader in the community and beyond. Lupe is incredibly hard-working, focused, and ambitious, choosing a career path that's never been explored in our family. It allows her to travel, learn, and challenge herself. She's always one to stand up for our community and speak out for those marginalized voices like our own.
As a migrant family from south Florida, we immediately traveled to Michigan to be with Lupe and are now eyeing costs that will further burden us at this incredibly difficult time. She is a long way from returning to us as she was. Being away from home, our family will be unable to work while monthly bills will continue to mount. Doctors tell us that even in improving conditions, the process for a full recovery will take months of care and subsequent rehabilitation. Our family is incredibly moved by the love and support others are pouring into us.
Please consider contributing to our family. We joke that Lupe would never ask for help - but I know she would be extremely moved by the support of all. I thank you all so much for helping us proceed at a time we couldn't have imagined. As we process and move forward, your support is very much appreciated.
We hold Guadalupe and all other victims in our hearts.
- April Patti
- Katy Walsh
- Merle Hunter