On February 13th, he fell ill with pneumonia, which caused his lungs to fill with mucus, constricting his airway, and sending him into cardiac arrest. Though he was resuscitated, he suffered a brain injury and has been unresponsive since. In addition to the brain injury, his organs were also damaged. His body is slowly recovering physically, but his mental state is stagnant and a chance of cognitive recovery, partial or full, is unclear. For as someone as alive and full of light as Drew, it has devastated our family (he is the oldest of his three brothers) and his friends to see him this way and the possibility of him never being his beautiful, glowing self again is more than we can bear.
We are looking to raise money for the Aguilera family in this time of hardship as the cost of the procedures is immense and as his recovery process is uncertain. We cannot do this without help, which is why I am asking you to share this page, share Andrews' story and donate if possible. If not possible, we are also asking for prayers, please keep Andrew and his family in your thoughts.
Drew, or Drew$ as friends call him, is a loyal friend, wonderful son, and dedicated student. Drew is a respiratory therapist student in Ventura County. He is in the processes of finishing the program so that one day he can save lives.
He adores music in its every form. Whether he is making beats in his spare time, listening to classics his father, a former musician and singer, put him onto, exploring new artists and genres on Pandora, bumping top 40 radio or personally curated playlists on his delivery routes as a FedEx driver, or experiencing it live (at a Bruno Mars concert or at family karaoke night made almost* no difference), he is happy and joyous.
Additionally, he loves films (Eyes Wise Shut, Schindler’s List, Pulp Fiction are his Top 3), sports (Niners, Dodgers, Lakers) food (cooking it, eating it, critiquing it - he is so picky), beer (Micheladas with any Mexican import), family gatherings (no matter how big or small), meeting new people, and above all: spending time with his 2 year old niece, Stella.
No donation is too small, we appreciate your time and are forever grateful for any support. Thank you!
Written by his loving cousin Bobby Leo Garcia.
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