Peter Jose Bernardini

$12,995 of $20,000 goal

Raised by 197 people in 60 months
We have started this page to raise money for our cousin Peter and his family. Peter, along with his partner Ethan were involved in a major car accident on Thursday August 14. They were traveling across the country to start a new chapter in their lives; while in route to Portland they were rear ended by a semi truck. Peter suffered a traumatic head injury and is currently in a hospital in Wyoming on life support. Our aunt and uncle have flown from Chicago to be by their baby's side. They will stay in Wyoming as long as they need to. We are trying to raise funds to help with food and lodging for them and anything else that they may need while we wait for our miracle.
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Hello! This is the "Momma or Sylvia" as Peter endearingly called me. Thank you so much for your kindness and generosity. We have been able to take care of Peter's needs worry-free and with dignity. My son was so one-of-a-kind that no words could describe his true essence. One thing is clear, though. Peter knew how to touch the hearts of all who he came to know - For that I am forever thankful to our Dear Sweet, Loving God.
That said, yes, Ethan is now back in Chicago. He is getting stronger with every day that passes. The improvements are in small steps, but small steps will add up to big gains.
Love from myself, John(dad), Viviana and Ginette (Peters dear sisters. God Bless you.
Mom, Peter and Ethan Mothers Day 2014
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Angels - thank you again for all of your support, prayers and positives. Our family has suffered a great loss and we will forever miss our Peter. I would like to ask that you keep sharing this page. I would like to try and reach our goal. As you all know Ethan, Peter's fiancé and love of his life, was also involved in this horrific accident. And while he is recovering, he has a long road ahead of him. Any additional funds will be used to help with Ethan's care as well as a scholarship that will be set up in Peter's name. Please continue to pray for us and for Ethan and his family.

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Hello, This is "Mama" Sylvia Bernardini. I want to tell you that I am stunned and grateful for the support you have shown for my son, Peter, before and after his passing on August 20th. We have just returned from Wyoming with his cremains, and are at a current stand still as we acclimate ourselves here in Chicago without Peter. I can say that the amount of love sent to us via facebook or in person is amazing! But, hey, my Peter was a special kind and loving person, I feel him smiling as I write these words. Please say a prayer for him, hug yourself for him, then p-l-e-a-s-e wait for us to plan what the next steps may be. It will not be too long. We also await the news about Ethan's return for any kind of "Memorial" for Peter. He needs to feel all that love from y'all as they say in Wyoming… (We only returned yesterday after visiting with his beautiful spirited partner, Ethan in Loveland, Colorado.) Ethan suffered broken vertebrae in his upper spine, a bit of temporary loss of function to his right side, and a fractured right foot as well as bruised lungs and cuts on his head. Ethan is doing better as the time passes and is expected to recover after some physical and occupational therapy.
As soon as Dad, John and I have our T's crossed and our I's dotted you all will get the news. We as a family need a bit of time for closure as you may be aware we were without them (except for Ginette) in Casper, Wyoming.

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Angels - Thank you again for keeping our family in your thoughts and prayers. I have learned of another benefit for our Peter and wanted to share with all of you.

Location: Angelo's Stuffed Pizza
4850 S Pulaski Rd.
Chicago Il 60632
Time: 7 pm

From Angelo's Facebook page: This Friday we come together to watch our Bears and raise funds to support Peter Jose Bernardini. We will be collecting donations on game day here at Angelo's to help his family. Thank you in advance and please keep Peter in your prayers.

#pray4pjb
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Susan Schexnayder
59 months ago

I am so incredibly sad to hear this...love and prayers to you and his family. Just know he will be at peace and with God soon. xoxoxoxo

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Raised by 197 people in 60 months
Created August 16, 2014
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59 months ago
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Gail Unger
59 months ago

I'm so sorry for your loss. What a tragic and senseless accident.

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Anonymous
59 months ago
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Polly Toman-Brunet
59 months ago

As I had said on Facebook, I'm giving a little more with my ice bucket challenge. This is for Peter's scholarship fund, hope it helps :)

JV
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Jessica Vasquez
59 months ago

I'm so sorry for your loss.. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family

SC
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suzanne corvo
59 months ago

Many prayers and love to the family during this time!

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Anonymous
59 months ago
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Tina Ruvalcaba
59 months ago

My prayers are with you Peter and family praying for a speedy recovery

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Anonymous
59 months ago
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59 months ago
Susan Schexnayder
59 months ago

I am so incredibly sad to hear this...love and prayers to you and his family. Just know he will be at peace and with God soon. xoxoxoxo

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