Help my friend stay alive
Organized by: Bethzaida Padilla
Hello my name is Bethsy Padilla and I am opening this go fund me campaign for a dear friend who needs help to pay for attorney fees in order to stay alive. Let me explain why this is a life or death situation. My friends name is Jose Portillo and I have known him for over 3 years. He has been a resident of Orlando Florida working almost every day since he got here. He is a young 26 year old man whom is caring, charismatic, humble, and very hard working. He works hard to help care for his mother. He is a loving son and overall good person whom has never had any trouble with the law any where. He is also a Christian who attends a local church and is very devote to his faith. He came to the US fleeing from persecution from dangerous gangs in his home country. Due to laws not under our control he is facing deportation back to a country where the minute he puts a foot off the airplane his life will be in danger. I am trying to get the funds necessary for his defense. The attorney I've been speaking with has assured me that my friend could get refugee asylum status in the USA if he obtained proper representation. However, this is where this go fund me account comes into play. I am not able to pay for his representation. And my friend only has his mother living in his home country and she is very poor. He has no other family. I have been his family for the past 3 years. I don't want my friend to die so young. I am praying that my friends and his friends can help us keep him here and alive. Please help if you can. Anything helps and God bless! Please share, Help spread the word!