A young Family in Distress
Organized by: Rally 4 the needed
My name is Cristian Patino; I am a 28 years old entrepreneur who finds happiness in helping others. I recently moved from Miami, FL to Raleigh, NC a few months ago and met a young man (25 years of age) who is becoming very close to me and my Girlfriend. I won’t mention his name just out of respect for his and his family's privacy. After we heard what has been going on with him for the past months, I have decided to help him raising funds, because he HAS to move out of his grandparent’s house within the next 3 weeks. As I mentioned, He is living with his grandparents, his wife, a kid and another one his way. This is his story: " I was diagnosed with seizures and epilepsy at age 15, I've had seizures off and on since then I've been put on 3 different types of medicine to control them, nothing seemed to work for a long time as I continued to get worse, I was finally put on divalproex sodium, it seemed to be finally working and keeping my seizures at bay. Then on August 23rd, 2015 I was on the way to work when I had a grand mal seizure; crashed into a tree totaling my car and breaking my ankle. I went in for surgery and had 2 screws put in. I went to a specialist at Raleigh neurology who diagnosed me with myoclonic seizures and grand mal seizures. I was put on Depakote and since then I haven't had any seizures, I've been denied disability 3 times and can't continue to fight for it in light of recent events. Now we have to find a place to live, we have no money; my wife starts her job Saturday and even if we don't find a place we still have to be out of my grandparent’s. Will be homeless. If we do not get approved we would have to magically come up with about $2,000 - $5,000 for at least 1 month's rent, security deposit and utilities". Besides all this he is helping his grandmother who recently suffered and accident and can barely move by herself.
We really appreciate your help towards this young family.
God Bless you all.