On May 23, 2013 Dr. Raul Villanueva and his family were involved in an auto accident while visiting his family in Colombia.
Raul’s wife, Christine Noel Villanueva with child, their two daughters Caroline Beatriz - age 4, Julia Elizabeth - age 1, Raul’s sister Clara Gonzalez Villanueva and her husband Gabriel Barraza all perished in the accident.
Dr. Villanueva suffered a fractured right femur, pulmonary contusion and pelvic fracture. He is expected to remain hospitalized for several months.
We are asking the South Florida Medical Community to help one of their own in his time of need. Dr. Villanueva’s medical bills are expected to be substantial and he is unable to work during his hospitalization and rehabilitation. The family of Dr. Villanueva also needs to be brought home for proper burial.
While we are specifically asking for donations from the medical community, we greatly appreciate anyone who would like to help Raul cope with the loss of his family.
We thank you for your kindness and generosity.
This fund is being administered by the Broward County Medical Association Foundation an officially registered 501(c)(3).
State of Florida registration number: CH7281.
All donations are tax deductible.
The BCMA Foundation will collect no administrative expenses from donations to the Villanueva Family Fund. 100% of all donations (minus the unavoidable payment processing fees) will go directly to Dr. Villanueva’s accident related expenses.
To avoid payment processing fees, you may also send a check directly to the BCMA Foundation:
5101 NW 21st Avenue, Suite 450
Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33309
Please make checks payable to the BCMA Foundation and include Villanueva Family Fund in the memo line. Also enclose your full name and address with your donation so that the BCMA Foundation can send you a receipt for your tax records.