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Help the Rojo family

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Let me tell you about my buddy named Rojo.. technically Rojo is his last name and his actual name is Arnoldo, however we all called him Rojo.I'm a remodeling contractor in Southern AZ, before that I was a drywall contractor. 


When I was still doing drywall jobs I met a guy named "Rojo" that I had worked on a couple jobs.  Him and his buddies were some of the most honest, reliable guys a business owner could ever ask for.  Over the years when I had commercial drywall work Rojo was always on my "call first list". Whenever he was on a job I knew I could count on the job getting done right.  


As my life went through it's own changes I left  business ownership for a couple years to try to get away from the stress. Every 6 months or so I would get a phone call from Rojo, the message would go kind of like this (think heavy Spanish accent speaking english... "uh, hello Kevin, I am Rojo, just calling to see if you have any work I can work for you".  I seriously loved this guy, I wish I would have hired him way earlier because he was a great worker and more importantly an honest worker.  


A few years later I found myself heavily into remodeling again, and I needed employees. I decided to swing by Rojos house. I told him i needed help and he said hed be happy to jump in. That turned out to be great for me and him. I loved having another fun to be around, easy going guy on my jobs, we did our best to teach each other our native toungues. I loved trying to soak in some Spanish and he loved trying to learn  more English.  As a matter of fact just a few months in to working for me he had his final interview in the long process of becoming a United States citizen.  I was so proud of him and the smile on his face could never be faked. He had spent a considerable amount of time, money on the process and he did not take it lightly. He earned it! And I could think of no one more worthy for the great honor! His next goal was to help his wife reach the same goal. Unfortunately, that never became a reality


Another amazing thing about him was his drive to help others in need. You see, in the United States, we take for granted how good we have it.  This is not the case in Mexico for which Rojo had a huge heart and love for. When we would do demo on our remodeling projects he would save anything he could so that he could take it down to Mexico to give to his friends and family.  I asked him about it one day, he said.. "people in Mexico are very poor, I take this down there to help them".    How could you not love this guy???  He would take anything he could from old furnaces to electrical outlets and door hinges. Anything he could get his hands on he would take to help people. A truly great man.  I always admired How he spoke of his family, nothing but love for his wife and kids.  He was so proud of them all.  Him and his wife Susie, had one child that lived at home (Daisy) and two sons that moved to Colorado for work (Eduardo and Alex).  Every single time I saw him out of work he would have his little girl Daisy with him. Being a father of 5 myself I understood the bond between a father and his kids, and to be honest a father's relationship with his little girl is something to be cherished.  Him and his little daughter were always together, they were like little best friends. 


Well the Rojo family would make trips down to Chihuahua Mexico fairly regularly. They had a small orchard down there and extended family that they would often visit.  About a month ago they made one of these trips.  A week went by past when they were supposed to be back and I could not get ahold of Arnoldo. Went by his house and no one was there either. That Sunday night my phone started ringing and I saw it was Arnoldos cousin Aldo. Knowing we had work the next day and still not hearing from him, I knew it had to be bad news.  


Arnoldo, his wife Susie and their daughter Daisy were heading back home. They were heading west on interstate 10 somewhere close to Lordsberg NM. Cousin Aldo, was following behind them them in another vehicle. Between them was a flatbed tractor trailer carrying a load of steel piping. While driving,  another tractor trailer on the other side of the highway traveling the opposite direction for reasons unknown lost control and crossed the median. Unfortunately it hit the Rojo family vehicle head on, Aldo said there was an immediate explosion and then the other tractor trailer with the steel piping hit them from behind. The overall impact would been the equivalent of roughly 140 miles per hour.  Susie lost her life in the initial impact immediately. Aldo pulled Rojo from the vehicle, he was still alive but it was just too much for his body to withstand.  He passed away 3 days later in the hospital. Both of the truck drivers also lost their lives.  Somehow Daisy survived the crash. After seeing pictures of the wreck this is nothing short of an absolute miracle.  She was conscious and in obvious pain.  She was in Aldos arms crying until the ambulance arrived. She had sustained bad head injuries and her legs were both broken. She spent the next week or so unconscious with everyone keeping a very close eye on her. At first there was some took of amputating her legs, thank God that did not have to happen.


Now Daisy is in stable condition, her older brothers Eduardo and Alex have come down to stay with her from Colorado from the beginning so she is thankfully not alone. With them also came Eduardos wife and there little boy.  After several surgeries and prayer Daisy is doing pretty good. She knows her name and who all of her family is. She has good days and she has bad days. They just did scans yesterday and found out that her stomach and intestines are in good shape so that was a good day.  It seems she does a little better each day and now has been getting around with a wheelchair.  It sounds like she still has a long road ahead of her though. At this point, she still does not know what happened  or of the loss of her parents. 


Now with her brothers with her in El Paso They have not worked and have no income coming in. Bills are starting to add up.  And no one really knows what sort of expenses will be popping up.  Please do what you can to help this family out. Eduardo is a young guy, he just got the awful news of losing his parents and now will be likely assuming the responsibilty of taking care of his little sister. I believe he is 28 years old and suddenly has a lot on his shoulders


Any help and prayer is appreciated.
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Another update for you all. Daisy is still doing well, she is doing physical therapy and has been able to stand on one foot. She is unable to stand on her left foot until more healing takes place due to several surgeries. She is continuing to eat on her own with a little bit of nausea but at least she is eating. She is scheduled to be released this Wednesday and is able to return home with her family. Of course she will have to continue physical therapy for quite awhile yet though. At this point I am understanding that I think they are all coming home to Sierra Vista. Hopefully she will be able to continue her physical therapy here locally... we will see. Thanks again for the support!
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Just another update for everyone. Spoke with Eduardo and they are all still up in Phoenix. Daisy continues to do well, although transitioning from liquid to solid foods has been some what difficult. She is eating on her own fairly well at this point though. She has also started physical therapy and just recently was able to stand on her own for a few seconds, so that's great progress for her. She's still expected to be at the hospital for awhile but is still continuing to do well every day. Thank you all again for your support!
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Another update for everyone.
Yesterday Daisy had been transferred to the children's hospital in Phoenix. She is doing really well, and she is eating more now. She continues to do well mentally and is still talking and chatting. It looks like she will be in the intensive care unit for another six weeks or so, at which point she will be moved to the regular hospital unit. She was told about what has happened and thankfully has no recollection of the accident.

I saw the boys earlier at the Rojo house. They brought everything down from Colorado and are unpacking and going through things before going up to be with Daisy. At this point it looks as though they will be moving back into the family home.

Thanks again for all of your support and please continue to keep them in prayer.
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Hello everyone, thank you to all who have been donating and praying for this family. Its amazing to see the effect and influence that they have had on others around them, not to mention all the kind words that have been spoken on their behalf. When setting up this page for them I didn't even know where to set the financial goal for them. I am absolutely amazed that it looks like it could go much farther past the initial goal and be a huge blessing for them.

I just spoke on the phone with Eduardo and Alex and had some very encouraging news! It looks Like Daisy is really doing well. She is talking a lot now and is almost back to her normal self. A real chatterbox from what I understand! Its looking like she will make a great recovery as far as her mental health is concerned so thank you so much for your prayers. She is an amazing little girl and proving to be quite the little miracle. Some other good news is although she is being fed through a tube, she is actually starting to eat some solid foods on her own. I know that she has had some apple juice and apple sauce as of today. This is another huge milestone for her.

When I spoke with Alex he was down in Mexico getting their Grandma to bring back and visit with her. They are bringing Grandma back to help prepare to tell her the heartbreaking news about her parents which she still does not know yet. Please continue to keep Daisy and the family in your prayers through this process. I know that it is going to be absolutely heart wrenching and difficult for them.

Again, thank you so much for your support, and please keep sharing and passing this message on.
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