Lashawn Paulino Medical Expenses

$5,930 of $250k goal

Raised by 99 people in 7 days
Suzie Jean
on behalf of Carla Gustave
 FORT LAUDERDALE, FL
On April 16, 2017, while on a family vacation in the Bahamas my nephew, Lashawn Paulino the Defensive End for the Saint Thomas Aquinas Raiders, was in a jet-skiing accident.  He was rushed to Rand Memorial Hospital in Freeport, Bahamas however they were not equipped for nor did they have the man power to treat his injuries and as a result he was airlifted to the Ryder Trauma Center at Jackson Memorial Hospital.  He is currently in stable condition and I have faith that the amazing staff at Ryder Trauma will take great care of him and have him back to himself in no time. I have started this gofundme account to help his parents raise the necessary funds needed to cover the unexpected medical expenses from this horrible accident. All prayers and donations are greatly appreciated. Please feel free to share this page far and wide. 




Lashawn has been through a great deal of turmoil for a kid. Growing up he was placed in multiple foster homes and in 2012, his mother passed away due to cancer.  He was adopted by my sister and brother-in-law and they have done a fantastic job thus far raising him and keeping him on the right path. He is a gigantic teddy bear with a sweet spirit, who’s favorite bible verse is “For I know the plans I have for your declares the Lord, plans to prosper you and not to HARM you, plans to give you HOPE and a FUTURE” Jeremiah 29:11.  He knows that God has amazing plans for him and keeps reminding us all to STAY STRONG for him.  We are a faith-filled family and know that all things are possible through God, and I know that this jet-skiing accident will not break my nephew because he is a child of God and VICTORY is his name, so he will get through this.  The Bible says that “If two of you on earth agree about anything they ask for, it will be done for them by my Father in heaven” in Matthew 18:19. So, today I am asking everyone that reads this to pray for his timely recovery and to share his page.




I will use this page to update everyone on his daily health status.  If you have any questions or need any information, please feel free to email tunechi.paulino@gmail.com.  In the meantime, please continue to pray for his quick recovery and share this page to help us raise the necessary funds for his medical expenses.  Thank you in advance for your prayers and donations.




Be Blessed, 




Suzie
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Update 3
Posted by Lashawn Paulino
3 days ago
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Happy Friday!!! We are getting healthier and stronger with each day!!! Walking more, talking more, eating more, and because I'm the educational aunt, doing homework!!! ;) Thank you for all of the visits, care, and concern!! It is all truly appreciated!!! Please continue to share this page and my nephews story!!! Keep the prayers going up!!! The Power of PRAYER!!!! Have a great weekend!!!
Education is Paramount!! He will appreciate this when he is walking across that stage next month!!! Praise the Lord!!!
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Update 2
Posted by Lashawn Paulino
4 days ago
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Happy Thursday Everyone!!! I didn't get my push up contest today (He told me he didn't want to embarrass me!!) :) We made great progress today. Walked the long hall several times. Talked a lot more today (mostly football). Pain subsided a lot more. Made great progress with vital signs, eating, and drinking! Overall today was a great day!!! Please keep the prayers and donations coming!! We are appreciate it all!!

Be Blessed,

Suzie

P.S. He wants everyone to STAY STRONG for him!!! :)
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Update 1
Posted by Lashawn Paulino
5 days ago
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Happy Wednesday Everyone!! Today was a great day at Ryder Trauma Center for Lashawn. We graduated to regular meals, GATORADE, and walking the halls today!! Im hoping to have a push up contest tomorrow ;)...I'll keep you all posted!!! :) Thank you all for sharing his story. Please keep the prayers and donations coming. We appreciate it all!!

Be Blessed!
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$5,930 of $250k goal

Raised by 99 people in 7 days
Created April 18, 2017
Suzie Jean  
on behalf of Carla Gustave
KB
$25
Kailyn Bresnahan
17 hours ago
$20
Heather Maranges
20 hours ago
FC
$20
Fara Charles
22 hours ago

I luv ya'll and wish nothing but the best for you guys.. sorry i couldnt give more but i hope this helps....!

LF
$50
Lynn Ferraro
1 day ago

Speedy recovery - miss seeing your big smile at lunch!!!

$25
Anonymous
1 day ago
TG
$20
Triniti Goldsmith
1 day ago

we're all praying for you Lashawn, will miss your big smiles and laughter in math class! ❤️

$15
Ginna Martineau
1 day ago

Stay strong<3 the raiders won't stop cheering for you

MK
$50
Michele Knebel
1 day ago

LaShawn, please get well soon. We will all miss your genuine smile when you come through our lunch Line. Mrs. Knebel STA CAFETERIA

$5
Mark White
2 days ago
CS
$100
Chris & Christine Stearns
2 days ago

Best wishes for a full and speedy recovery!

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