Juan O., his wife, and his six children are from Port Richey and were involved in a serious car accident on SR 54 on Fri, June 9, when they were on their way to their other son's birthday party (who was not in the vehicle). Two children were taken by helicopter to a trauma unit; another child was taken by ambulance, as well as Juan's wife. The other three are doing well and with dad.
Their six children in the vehicle range from 10 years old down to 4 months old. Daughters are 9 and 2; sons are 10, 7, 3, and 4months. Their oldest three attend a private Christian School in Pasco County, through a need-based scholarship.
Their puppy, Apollo (pictured), is only 12 weeks old and was in the vehicle at the time of accident, but is in good hands with me until the family can get him back home.
Their van was much older and is totalled. They will need a car, as well as finances for the many medical bills ahead of them. After learning this family's background and understanding their level of need, I was determined to rally support.
I am working closely with the children's school administrator to do what we can to meet this family's urgent needs.
Please help in any manner that you can to support them financially. Most importantly, please help me share their story.