josue zurita (cochito)

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josue zurita (cochito)

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Update 4

Posted by Brenda Y Angel Zurita

It is with great sadness and heavy hearts that we announce the passing of our beloved cousin Josue Zurita(Cochito). 

On Monday October 16, 2017, after about one week of battling the Harvey flood flesh eating bacteria, Josue was finally succumbed to Necrotizing Fascitis infection, while being treated at Jennie Sealy UTMB Hospital in Galveston. Josue was born  September 1, 1986 in Oaxaca,Mexico.
A hard working carpenter, he was  a 31 years old devoted Catholic, a loyal husband and a loving father.  He moved to United States to help and support his family back in Mexico.  He was living away from his 29 years old wife Gloria and his 11 years old daughter named Carolina to work hard and save money to support them.
Everybody remembers Josue for his smile and happy laughs.  He was always smiling.  He loved life and was loved by all his relatives and friends.  One of his final wishes was to be buried in his beloved hometown of Miahuatlan, Oaxaca, Mexico. For his hospital stay, medical and funeral expenses, this memorial fundraising  at GoFundMe was setup by his cousin Brenda Anastacio Zurita.  Thank you.

UK Daily Mail: Father-of-one, 31, dies after contracting flesh-eating bacteria while repairing homes destroyed by Hurricane Harvey


The Houston Chronicle: Galveston man second to  die from flesh-eating bacteria in Harvey aftermath


CBS 11 News Houston KHOU: Flesh eating bacteria patient passes away after Hurricane Harvey


ABC 13 News Houston KTRK: Flesh-eating bacteria claim 2nd life after Hurricane Harvey


NBC Click2Houston KPRC: Galveston man dies from Hurricane Harvey-related bacterial infection


CNN News: Man who repaired Harvey-flooded homes dies of flesh-eating bacteria


Washington Post: A man who helped repair homes after Hurricane Harvey just died of flesh-eating bacteria



Es con gran tristeza y corazones pesados ​​que anunciamos con gran tristeza y corazones pesados ​​que anunciamos el fallecimiento de nuestro querido primo Josue Zurita (Cochito).
El lunes 16 de octubre de 2017, después de aproximadamente una semana de luchar contra la bacteria harvey flood eating, Josue finalmente sucumbió a la infección por fascitis necrosante mientras recibía tratamiento en Jennie Sealy UTMB Hospital en Galveston.

Josue nació el 1 de septiembre de 1986 en Oaxaca, México. Un carpintero trabajador, era un católico devoto de 31 años, un leal esposo y un padre amoroso. Se mudó a Estados Unidos para ayudar y mantener a su familia en México. Él vivía lejos de su esposa Gloria de 29 años y su familia en México. Él vivía lejos de su esposa Gloria de 29 años y su hija de 11 años llamada Carolina para trabajar duro y ahorrar dinero para mantenerlos. Todos recuerdan a Josue por su sonrisa y sus risas felices.
Él siempre estaba sonriendo. Amaba la vida y era amado por todos sus parientes y amigos. Uno de sus últimos deseos fue ser enterrado en su amada ciudad natal de Miahuatlán, Oaxaca, México.
Por  su estadía en el hospital, gastos médicos y funerarios, esta recaudación de fondos conmemorativa en GoFundMe  creada por su prima Brenda Anastacio Zurita.  Gracias.

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Hi family and friend Anastacio and Brenda Zurita couzins and only family members here in the united states will be withdrawing fund from go fund me account to our bank account , but we will directly send this money from our bank account to GLORIA ZURITA ZURITA (wife) and CAROLINA PEREZ (daughther)
immediately to their mexico bank account as soon as funds are available we already spoke to GLORIA and this is the perfect way it will work for her.. Thank you so much for every donation god will bless you all so much we really appreciate all the help received .
Josue is now resting in peace in Oaxaca,Mexico.. He will alwaya be remembered thank you .
Sincerly , Brenda and Anastacio
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Hello Everyone,

I received a plea from my lawn guy Anastacio and his wife Brenda:

“Hi, this Anastacio the lawn guy, my only brother here in usa passed away in galveston texas from (harvey flood flesh eating bacteria) I’m asking for your help please as funeral expenses are expensive my family and i are going through a hard time any donation will help me thank you so much god bless everyone …”.

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Their cousin Josue Zurita (cochito) passed away from harvey flood flesh eating bacteria. For his Galveston hospital stay and now for his funeral, they have created a GoFundMe Memorial donation account under Josue Zurita (cochito) name.
I knew about an EMS Rescuer who contracted the flesh eating bacteria, but in the TV interview, he said since he could recognize the disease, he was able to combat it successfully.

NBC – Channel2 News: First responder gets deadly infection during Harvey rescues

CNN: Woman dies from flesh-eating bacteria from Harvey-flooded home


FYI… I contributed $100, and figured out that from every $100 donation, $8.20 would go to GoFundMe site and the rest, $91.80 would be sent to the account holder.

Please look into your hearth and donate as much as you can.

Thanks for your compassion.
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we ask you for your help to pay for the hospital expenses and what comes as the friend JOSUE ZURITA (EL COCHO) is in a critical state of health with a
.05% of life today is for him and tomorrow for us we act a good action helping our beloved when he needs us since the costs are very high in advance thanks for your help God Bless .. from the ZURITA family, PEREZ
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