On July 2nd Nicolas, 26, went to a gathering at a ranch for the 4th of July with my family. As he was approaching the box of fireworks it exploded without him lighting it up yet. It blew him off his feet onto the ground where he started rolling and screaming in pain. It was dark so we couldn't find him. We used our flashlights to find him and as we turned him over he was covered in blood, bleeding from his eyes, nose, and mouth. He kept screaming and asking why he couldn't see. We dialed 911 and the ambulance came but when they saw him they said he might not make it to the hospital, he was slowly fading. They called in a helicopter and flew him to Medical City in Plano. They told us that night that his right eye had ruptured out of the eye socket so he completely lost that eye, had some 2nd degree burns to his face and internal burns from the inhalation of the smoke. They put a breathing tube in and took him to surgery. The doctor said they were going to focus on his left eye because they don't know how much vision he has on it, if any, since his eye is swollen shut. He is still currently in the hospital and will be for a couple more days. Nicolas is family through marriage, he is married to my mother's niece. All his family including his wife and 2 year old son reside in Mexico. He lives with us so we are the only family he has to support him through this. We don't really have a set goal to fund raise, honestly anything will help, even just sharing the page and keeping him in our prayers to give him the strength to get through this.