Vincent's Recovery

On Wednesday July 22, 2021 my brother went to the OC Fair for a fun night out with friends. When returning back to San Pedro, Vincent and his friends were dropped off at another friend's house. My brother had texted our mother that he would be home soon that he just got into town. Within minutes, my mother logged into Facebook and noticed a local Facebook group going live. "...we have a victim not conscious, not breathing..." "...we do have a victim of a shooting here..." My mother's instinct knew it was Vincent. She woke me up in the middle of the night and we rushed to the hospital. We waited hours in the parking lot due to COVID-19 restrictions. While waiting, my family and I never knew if Vincent had made it or not. Finally, his operating surgeon came out and told us he was in critical care, but looked like he was going to make it.

Vincent was shot a total of seven times. SEVEN TIMES, and he survived. While waiting for a ride from his other friend, Vincent was ambushed by three hooded suspects. They shot him for no reason. He was at the "wrong place at the wrong time". There is no other explanation for it. They left my brother for dead in the street. What these people didn't know, is that my brother Vincent is a fighter.
Since July 22, 2021 Vincent has remained in the hospital for his gun shot wounds and other complications. To this day, he is continuing to fight for his health to come home. We miss him so much, and during COVID-19, it has been extremely difficult seeing him and we have been blessed for the little time we are allowed to visit. We are constantly jumping through hoops with his insurance to get him to the best rehabilitation center to live a new healthy life. We hope he will be recovered enough to be home for the holidays.
In order for Vincent to come home, my family and I need help with a lot of his new medical expenses. One of the biggest out of pocket expenses we are facing is new durable medical equipment for his daily needs. Our insurance does not cover everything and he cannot come home without the equipment needed. My family and I would also have to pay out of pocket for extra physical therapy with a specialized gym for his needs. Vincent's insurance will cover his outpatient rehabilitation, but he will need extensive therapy for his new disability.

We are asking for donations to help Vincent be comfortable at home for his long road of recovery. Vincent fought for a second chance at life, we want to make sure we fight just as hard to make it worth living for him. No donation is too small. We will forever be grateful for the generosity our friends, family, and community have shown us. If you are unable to donate today, we ask that you please share Vincent's story. You can even reach out to us if you have any resources you think would help Vincent and our family. We want to thank you in advance for being a part of Vincent's healing journey and for your continued thoughts and prayers.

***This is the ONLY GoFundMe created by Vincent's family for his needs, please contact sister Serena or mother Tina should you have any concerns
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Serena Wood 
Los Angeles, CA
Vincent Wood