Help Save Maria Peña

On July 31, my family received the call you never want to get. My Mom was driving lunch to an employee of her cleaning service when a teenager in a large truck ran a red light and crashed into my Mom’s car. She was airlifted to the hospital with traumatic brain injury, collapsed lungs, ruptured aorta in her heart, ruptured bladder, broken ribs, pelvis, and face fractures. In spite of all that, she is stable, but still unconscious. Although her brain injury is very severe, the doctors have said there’s a chance for long term recovery and I will do whatever it takes to fight for my mom’s life. 

My Mom, Maria, has always given everything she has to everyone else. She has fought for me, my brother, and my father. She runs a small cleaning service and her employees rely on her to make a living. She loves singing karaoke, visiting her family in Mexico, and taking her grandchildren to Starbucks. She doesn’t deserve this. She is strong and I know she will make it out of this, but I need help due to significant medical expenses on the long road ahead.

To make matters worse, the teenager who struck her had an expired insurance policy. Over the coming months and possibly years, she will need care, surgeries, rehabilitation, medicine, etc. My family needs help to take care of her and so I’m reaching out and asking for help. I need to do everything I can for my Mom, because that is what she would do for us. 

She has been in ICU for 17 days now being cared for by wonderful doctors and nurses. I’m so grateful to these incredible human beings who dedicated their life to helping people like my Mom. I am indebted to them. Because of Covid, we had to wait 15 days to see her in person, only being able to see her most days through Zoom calls (thanks goodness for technology), my family has been able to talk to her, pray with her, and sing to her in hopes that she can hear our voices. 

Thank you all for your love and support, your prayers and your messages. Please keep sending my Mom strength as she will need it on this long road to getting her back.
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Oscar J Peña 
Los Angeles, CA

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