UPDATE 11/26: Thanks everyone for your support! Wow, a day and a half! Our team is thankful beyond words. I have increased the cap of the project; since the cost of materials to design Julian new prosthetic hands has majorly been covered, any additional funds will go directly to Julian's family.
On Saturday, April 28, 2018, a fatal DUI crash occurred in south Los Angeles: around 7:30 PM, a drunk driver collided with a silver minivan. Out of the five passengers, three were killed in the accident—an adult, a young child, and an infant. The only survivors of the crash were Elizabeth and Julian Flores, and each were hospitalized in critical condition. Due to the blazing heat, Julian suffered third degree burns and lost nine of his fingers.
The Quality of Life Plus Student Association at California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, seeks to restore the freedom of childhood and creativity by providing Julian a set of prosthetic hands so that he can play with legos, ride his scooter, carry items, hold a pencil, and altogether, engage with the world without inhibition or disability.