Phil's Fight Against Covid-19

We never thought that one of our best friends would be fighting for their life due to COVID-19, and although we were well versed in the affects and the measures that we have all had to adapt to, you just don’t think that you could actually be living it first hand.  It’s been 27 days since our Phillip Renaud has been at Wellington Regional in Wellington, Florida. Phil celebrated his 32nd birthday in ICU in an induced coma and on a ventilator, a feeding tube, and life saving equipment. We are so grateful for the care that he is receiving from Doctors and Nurses literally 24 hours a day. Many days have been touch and go with so many unknowns and plenty of tears. Our hearts are heavy as Phil’s wife Marissa and their two year old daughter Mila miss him terribly. The reality sinks in, the what if’s and what does this all mean.
Phil and Marissa are high school sweethearts, he is the love of her life, that she isn’t able to be by his side is painful to watch. Her love for her husband during this time is the epitome of “in sickness and in health” as her days are filled with the constant communication with the medical team. She is Phil’s advocate and his voice right now. She continues to fix her eyes on God as her source of strength, knowing that there is purpose in this trial.
Writing this is not only to spread awareness at the horrible affects of this disease but the upheaval and spiral effect it has caused. The day Phil was admitted he was also let go from the company he worked for. His future care, rehabilitation and having to relearn simple tasks are overwhelming to think about. - Marissa is a very humble woman, that being said, she would never ask for help, not out of pride but because she just pours out to others. This load is a very heavy one she is carrying in more ways than one. We have created this Go Fund Me so that some of the weight can be lifted and she can focus on Phil and Mila. More than anything, continued prayers are encouraged and welcomed for this precious family.

We thank you with our whole heart,

The Velazco Family


  • Chadd Hall 
    • $100 
    • 1 d
  • Anonymous 
    • $50 
    • 1 d
  • Mallory Jones 
    • $10 
    • 2 d
  • Anonymous 
    • $20 
    • 2 d
  • Myriam DeSantis 
    • $50 
    • 2 d
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Fundraising team (2)

Marissa Renaud 
Raised $5,010 from 65 donations
West Palm Beach, FL
Victor Velazco 
Team member
Raised $1,730 from 12 donations
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