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For the Love of Levi

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Raised by 670 people in 17 days
My dearest friends and family. It is with the heaviest of all hearts I have to share this news. Our sweet young boy, Levi Echenique, is kind, funny, spontaneous, vibrant, creative, charismatic, and incredibly smart. He was tragically killed by a drunk driver in a car accident on his way to school on August 31, 2018. He was going to be one of the good ones.

His beautiful mother and father, Briejet and Jose, are still in the hospital and will be for some time as she is in critical condition with several serious injuries including collapsed and punctured lungs, broken pelvis and ribs, loss of movement in her right leg. Jose is looking at many procedures and also a possibility of neck surgery. I cannot comprehend how a parent can endure the loss of a child, while trying to heal themselves. How they can make the hardest decisions of their lives, while barely able to feed themselves and understand what exactly happened.

Levi’s older brother, Joey, is 12 years old and is being so brave. He is heartbroken to have his whole family and life upside down, and trying to understand why he lost his best friend. It is a devastation to witness this young boy try and process what is happening to his life.

The financial burden that this family is about to endure is overwhelming. Burial and funeral services for Levi, exorbitant medical bills, and the time for both parents to be off work to recover, physically, mentally, and emotionally.

My heart aches to know that this could have been prevented. My friends, please do not drink and drive ever. My family is grieving the loss of our child. We are lost. There are no words. Please pray and share. 

https://news3lv.com/news/local/1-dead-after-three-car-crash-at-eastern-and-harmon 

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*This is the official fundraiser for the Echenique family. 
*All updates on the family will be posted here.
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Good morning. Thank you so much to everyone who has shown my family so much love during this difficult time. It is such a blessing to have all of you in our lives. We are all overwhelmed by the generosity and love. We are hopeful we can reach our goal. Update: Jose was released from the hospital last night and is doing a little better. Briejet is still in the hospital but is healing nicely as well. They have a VERY long road of recovery ahead of them, some that time will heal and others that time cannot. I ask that you guys please continue to pray for my family, especially for them and their son Joey. We have such a great God and I know through him all is possible. We also need prayer that this lady doesn't get away with this again & we can put her away for a long time for what she did. We have court on Monday for charges. Thank you all for your strength and love. #ForTheLoveOfLevi #JusticeforLevi
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