Peace for Paquito

On Monday November 20th,  a tragic incident happened to  my family in Mexico.  

A woman and a man entered my aunt's store in Mexico to argue about a petty issue. Thier solution to whatever their needs were was to shoot my Aunt Eli and my cousin Paquito (age 20). Unfortunately, my aunt and cousin succumbed to their wounds-Eli passed away this morning and Paquito is on life support and brain dead due to a bullet lodged in his brain. The bullet has been deemed inoperable, the brain irreperable, and the doctors are waiting for "nature to take its course."

My aunt and cousin are survived by my Uncle Gusi, their daughter/sister Maria-Fernanda and a younger sibling.

My Uncle Gusi is devastated-he lost his only son and former wife in a matter of hours. Not only is his heart broken, he will soon be facing the reality of the financials to afford the care provided for his loved ones and the financials to support his two daughters who are now without a mother in their lives.  I can only imagine the emotions he is going through at this point in time.

Your donation will help put my uncle and my cousin at an ease knowing that they do not have to scramble to be able to pay whatever fees-medical and memorial-they will encounter in the very near future. The money donated will go to whatever expense needs the most attention-hospital bills, food, funeral services, and so on. Any little bit helps and will be greatly appreciated. 

Despite whatever the current political feelings are towards Mexico, I know that there are wonderful people like yourselves who can look past labels and recognize that a father and daughter are needing help from strangers with big hearts.

Thank you so much for taking the time to read this Gofundme. If you can't make a donation right away, you can also help by passing this Gofundme along to anyone you may know who you think would like to help.

Here is a photo of my Uncle Gusi and Paquito 

Here is a photo of my Aunt Eli and her two daughters

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  • Kelly Cardella 
    • $100 
    • 26 mos
  • Derek Ensminger  
    • $50 
    • 26 mos
  • Dave&Diane Bourne 
    • $100 
    • 27 mos
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    • $50 
    • 27 mos
  • Julian Flores Brilanti 
    • $200 
    • 27 mos
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Marisol Cardella 
Loomis, CA
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