Justice for Pedro Daniel Reyes.

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Raised by 4,875 people in 6 months
This morning, my stepfather was violently beaten while getting ready to sell fruit in Downtown L.A. Two cars filled with men rushed him and and other vendors and demanded their money. My stepfather gave them the money but they still brutally beat him. His entire face was fractured, his jaw broken in 3, his throat cut, and several teeth knocked out. He has already gotten stitches on his lips and is awaiting surgery tomorrow. My stepfather is hardworking man from Oaxaca, Mexico who has no health insurance. He works 7 days a week as a roofer Monday-Saturday and a fruit vendor on Sundays. Unfortunately, doctors say his recovery will take at least 6 months and he will have to be fed with a straw. I know he wouldn't want to ask for help, but I know he will really need it. Any donation to help him with medical and living expenses during his recovery would be greatly appreciated. Thankfully, NBC news has helped bring coverage to the story and L.A.P.D is investigating this attack. Once again, thank you to everyone who helped share the story. I really hope justice is served.
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Hello everyone.
It has been nearly a month since the awful day my step-father was attacked. Thankfully, his recovery has gone pretty well and we couldn't be more happy with his recovery. Unfortunately, as far as the donations have gone, we have not been able to access any of the funds. Bank Of America froze the funds on April 3rd upon request to withdrawal, to investigate possible "fraud" or money "laundering". This has made things a bit difficult but we have done everything in our family's capacity to make everything as smooth as possible until Bank Of America finally releases the funds. Thank you all once again. I will keep everyone updated. As far as Bank Of America goes, we are very disappointed.
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Good evening everyone. Thank you once again for all the support we have received for my stepfather’s recovery. I am John Almendarez, Pedro’s stepson. I live in Los Angeles alongside my stepfather Pedro and the rest of our family. My stepfather was released from the hospital a couple hours ago and he has now begun the recovery process at an undisclosed location. The money from these donations will go toward hiring an in-home nurse for the next couple of weeks to get us through the toughest part of the recovery process. My stepfather will have his mouth wired shut for the next 6 weeks and will require a professional to assist in the day to day recovery. As far as we know, the hospital says they will be covering the bulk of the medical expense which comes as a blessing. After covering any medical expense, Pedro will be using the residual money for living expenses for the next few months, as he will be unable to work. As soon as the funds become available, I John Almendarez will be obtaining a cashier’s check in the full amount and handing it to Pedro personally. I intend to document the entire process and reassure everyone that the donations go directly to Pedro and for the intended purposes.

Thank you.
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If you would like to send Pedro a personal get well card, you could mail it to 9854 National Blvd #444 Los Angeles, Ca 90034.
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After his 8 hour surgery last night, Pedro is asleep and on his long road to recovery.
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