Leo Mota Garland TX tornado victim

$32,220 of $50,000 goal

Raised by 483 people in 35 months
On December 26, 2015 an EF4 tornado hit Garland, Texas, as father, brother, and husband, Leo Mota, was driving home from work in Rockwall. The tornado blew his lawn service truck and trailer off of the highway, causing his still missing 19 year old passenger to be ejected from the vehicle and Leo to be thrown around the cab, resulting in severe brain trauma. He is currently on life support at Plano Medical Center with extreme brain swelling, outcome uncertain. 
Leo is the primary provider for his family, his wife Maria and four small children, Nancy, Erik, Dulce, and Camilla. The family does not have health insurance and this storm has put an even greater financial strain on the already struggling family. God forbid if his condition worsens and Leo does not recover, the family will need money for not only medical expenses, but for his funeral and basic living expenses. Any donation will help this family through their darkest hours. The goal needs to be met as soon as possible, since the family is without income with Leo in his condition. 
My name is Teresa Wisdom. The Mota children attend the elementary school at which I work. They also lived two streets over from myself and my family. My children would also baby sit the Mota's youngest two daughters as their parents struggled to make ends meet. Over the years my family has grown close to the Mota's, and this tragedy strikes close to my heart. Myself and the Mota family will be very thankful for donations as well as prayers. Thank you, and God bless.
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Due to unseen circumstances I will personally withdraw the money for Maria and her children. All money transactions will be approved by Maria and will be immediately allicated at Maria's directive. Thank you all for your continued support for this family. God bless you all.
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No media personnel is allowed at the vigil tonight. The family asks that you respect their privacy during this time. Thank you.
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El lunes, 11 de enero del 2016 va a haber un rosario vigilia/visitación para Leo de las 6:00 p.m.- 9:00 p.m. Adicionalmente, el martes, 12 de enero del 2016 habrá una misa en su honor de 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Ambos se llevarán a cabo en Williams Funeral Home localizado en 1600 S Garland Avenue, 75040.
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Please note that any money being collected as payment toward Leo's lawn service should be made only to Maria, his wife, or Serigio Garcia.
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Monica Acosta-Zamora
35 months ago
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May the faith, hope, and love of St. Jude in the name of Jesus heal the Mota family and give Mr. Mota a speedy, successful recovery. Amen

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Dana Hart-Ball
34 months ago
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We are so sad that we will never hear or see Leo at our house anymore. He always took care of our property. My roses, i didn't even have to ask. He knew when to cut them back and every year they are so beautiful. Now, I look at the beautiful pansies you planted for me last month and they are my reminder of the wonderful, hard working man you were. You did it all for your family. We love and respect you so much, Leo. You will forever be in our hearts. Love, Dana & Van

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Michael Alexander
34 months ago

Leo was considered a friend to me, I love to re,ember when he would call me "Mr. Mike" I sent several clients to him. He was a real man, husband, father, and great guy. If I had the money I would give his family everything. RIP Leo. Much love brother!

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Kevin N Mary Swartz
34 months ago

For those of you who have found it necessary to criticize Teresa Wisdom, please stop!!!! She created this page to help the Mota family. That is where every red cent of this money will go. Teresa has been there for Maria from the very beginning of this tragedy. She has sacrificed her time and energy because she loves....that is who she is....she has always been a person of honor and honesty. That has not changed.

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Cynthia Warren- Davis
34 months ago

I am so very sorry for your loss.

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Paulette Jackson
34 months ago

My heart is saddened to learn of Leo's death, He was my landscaper for several years, Leo always had a smile on his face, My prayers go out to his family. God Bless you all, Paula J.

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Yousef Mohandesi
34 months ago

god bless you .

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Carie Peyton
34 months ago

You and your loved ones are in my thoughts and prayers. May the good Lord be with your family at this sad time.

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$32,220 of $50,000 goal

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Created December 27, 2015
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Marilyn French
32 months ago

My son Mike French just told me about Leo's tragedy and forwarded these atrickles. I'm so soory for your lose. I shall keep the family in my prayers. God bless Sincerely, Marilyn French

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Monica Acosta-Zamora
35 months ago
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May the faith, hope, and love of St. Jude in the name of Jesus heal the Mota family and give Mr. Mota a speedy, successful recovery. Amen

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Dana Hart-Ball
34 months ago
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We are so sad that we will never hear or see Leo at our house anymore. He always took care of our property. My roses, i didn't even have to ask. He knew when to cut them back and every year they are so beautiful. Now, I look at the beautiful pansies you planted for me last month and they are my reminder of the wonderful, hard working man you were. You did it all for your family. We love and respect you so much, Leo. You will forever be in our hearts. Love, Dana & Van

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Michael Alexander
34 months ago

Leo was considered a friend to me, I love to re,ember when he would call me "Mr. Mike" I sent several clients to him. He was a real man, husband, father, and great guy. If I had the money I would give his family everything. RIP Leo. Much love brother!

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Kevin N Mary Swartz
34 months ago

For those of you who have found it necessary to criticize Teresa Wisdom, please stop!!!! She created this page to help the Mota family. That is where every red cent of this money will go. Teresa has been there for Maria from the very beginning of this tragedy. She has sacrificed her time and energy because she loves....that is who she is....she has always been a person of honor and honesty. That has not changed.

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Cynthia Warren- Davis
34 months ago

I am so very sorry for your loss.

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Paulette Jackson
34 months ago

My heart is saddened to learn of Leo's death, He was my landscaper for several years, Leo always had a smile on his face, My prayers go out to his family. God Bless you all, Paula J.

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Yousef Mohandesi
34 months ago

god bless you .

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Carie Peyton
34 months ago

You and your loved ones are in my thoughts and prayers. May the good Lord be with your family at this sad time.

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