Young father dies,mold after Ian Family needs help

Hi, my name is Lorie and I am fundraising for my best friend and her family. I debated adding his picture but this is a dire situation due to mold that caused his condition, and now his children and family are at risk.
Christian is a loving young father 26 years old of Englewood FL who suffered an anaphylactic cardiac arrest on Christmas Eve due to mold. He is currently on life support at Sarasota Memorial hospital . The family is devistated. I am asking for donations but not for medical yet as we have been told that he has a 20% survival rate due to hypoxic brain injury from his heart stopping and them working to get him back for an hour. Their house is filled with toxic mold post hurricane Ian that caused or exasterbated the isssue when pipe broke behind wall after storm. Christian who has asthma went into cardiac arrest last night during his asthma attack. I NEED HELP IMMEDIATELY getting Kendra, her elderly mother who she cares for and their three kids out of this house before something happens to anyone else. We are most worried about the children, youngest one with asthma and grandma who is currently ill. Kendra had stopped working earlier this year to care for her mom after a surgery complication that resulted in permanent injury and infection. WE HAVE BEEN TRYING FEMA, Redcross and everyone else. SBA has denied them also as well. FEMA and Redcross say that the house has a roof and is still livable and they are not eligible??They have appealed multiple times and getting nowhere. I can not believe how this has been handled by these organizations, although I do understand others need as well. The last hospital stay was not enough for FEMA or Red cross to help. Christian has been in the hospital the last three weekends and sent home after being stabilized. He has to travel during the week for work and as soon as he gets home day one he returns back to the hospital but this time unfortunately he might not come home. He has been currently working to find an RV or anything prior because as you know we have lack of affordable rentals here. The rental property owner has not been able to fix anything and not helping at all. I rent as well and I can not hide them here for long. I was told NO they can not stay per landlord. Christian would want me to help his family get out first before they get as sick as him. Kendra is not working due to caring for her mom. Money donated would got to housing first. We could get them a lower cost RV if anyone has one they are not using or would accept small payments. Kendra needs time to find daycare for youngest and someone/somewhere to help with her mom so she can get back to work. Christian was the sole provider. God willing Christian gets better, he can not go home to this house. His care and medical bills are a whole other issue but first and foremost we need to get the rest of them out of the toxic house. Any advice about anyone who can help with FEMA or housing assistance is appreciated and definitely PRAYERS for Christian, please. I will continue to help as much as I can she is considered my family. Thank you.

Donations (232)

  • Victoria Lesko
    • $20 
    • 8 mos
  • Anonymous
    • $50 
    • 10 mos
  • Trang Vu
    • $25 
    • 10 mos
  • Anonymous
    • $10 
    • 10 mos
  • Regina Fant
    • $20 
    • 10 mos

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Lorie Peterson
Englewood, FL
Kendra Elliott

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