Rigoberto Garcia Casas Prosthetic

Mexico has some of the most spectacular landscapes, vistas, cities (ancient and modern) and food.  But particularly what stands out most are the kind, humble people that make the country what it is.

I had the opportunity to meet some of those families that are built on integrity and hard work.  One of them is la familia Garcia Casas from Nuevo Casas Grandes, Chihuahua, Mexico.

Rigoberto Garcia Casas, father of two sons--one being a missionary--and a daughter, worked for the municipal police which happens to be a very dangerous vocation in the particularly crime ridden state of Chihuahua, which resides on the Texas border.  On December 30, 2014, Rigoberto worked a graveyard shift, causing him to sleep practically all day the next day.  After getting up and getting ready for the day, him and his family started preparing for their celebration of "el año nuevo".  Him and his son went out in his patrol vehicle to get gas and firewood for the fiesta, when suddenly,  Rigoberto had a convulsion causing him to lose control of his vehicle.  They spiraled out of control, crashed and the rest would be detrimental on the family.  His son, Angel, was blessed to have no injury at all.  As for Rigoberto, he was left with great injuries like: a spinal fracture, broken vertebrae and bone marrow lesions.  He had been become a paraplegic, drastically changing his future hopes, wishes, goals and ambitions.  Ultimately changing his family as well.

Immediately after the accident, Rigoberto found himself in various hospitals, all not being able to treat him.  With poor insurance and no help from his work or any other institutions, Rigoberto was left to pay for his medical bills and the expenses virtually alone.  Already scrapping to make ends meet, he was forced to retire to his bed and has been there since.  Due to his situation, his wife fled him and they are since divorced.  Rigoberto has been fighting every day to make a living by repairing old appliances from his bed.  His family and therapists have been his number one bedside assistants and source of support.

Fortunately, he has arranged an operation that will grant him a needed prosthetic, giving him the ability to move again.  Maybe not quite like six years ago, but it is the needed step in his recovery!  The only obstacle is how he will pay for it, that's when you come in!

With your donation you will be blessing a man who only desires to serve his community, family and religion.  Rigoberto is a good man, with a good family and values.  The donation is small in comparison to how long Rigoberto has suffered and the future implications to his happiness.  We hope to reach this goal by December 1st, 2020.  So with that being said, let's make Rigoberto's year and help him fulfill his dream, to have his body back!   We appreciate your consideration and know you will be blessed for your contribution.  Thank you all!

Please share this brief message with anyone who you know would like to contribute to Rigoberto's happiness!

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Colby Jensen 
Organizer
Riverton, UT

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