Monthly Donation - Owen Palomino
Each and every month Stubbs Dental donates the proceeds of all new patient exams to a deserving member or organization within our local communities. July's recipent is Owen Palomino.
Our uncle Owen has always worked hard here in Utah to provide for his wife and three sons, who still live in Peru. Our uncle did not have the opportunity to see his family for 16 years, he worked day by day with the hope of being able to reunite with his family, and finally enjoy the company of his children and his wife. He spent all of his time working and sending his earnings to support his family. On Friday, 6/5/2020, he was working on roofing a large house when he fell 45 ft. His coworkers rushed to his aid and started CPR on him immediately while they waited for the ambulance.
Unfortunately it took the medical professionals well over 45 minutes of resuscitation to restart his heart. As a consequence, he has substantial brain damage. The doctors have said that our uncle may have to live in a 24-hour nursing care facilitiy. He remains in critical condition at the Davis Intensive Care Unit, on the ventilator, and in a medically-induced coma. Since being admitted to the hospital, he has gone into cardiac arrest three separate times. The doctors and nurses are doing everything they can to keep him alive. It is a miracle that my uncle has survived everything he has gone through.
We are trying to get my uncle's wife, my aunt, and his three children here from Peru, as soon as possible. we hope that by hearing the voice of his family he can react, and a miracle can heal him. The pandemic is making this very difficult due to travel restrictions and flight limitations. They were already in the process of applying for their visas to move here, so it complicates the situation that they now need to apply for travel visas to visit, first. Every application costs a couple hundred dollars, and because there are four of them, the costs add up fast. They also live in a rural city in Peru and will need to travel to Lima and then to Utah.
Any money we can raise will go towards my uncle's medical bills, and help my aunt and cousins come to the U.S. We hope that by hearing the voice of his family he can react, and a miracle can heal him. The situation is already heartbreaking for all of us, but we hope to be able to ease the financial burden for my Uncle's family through this GoFundMe. If you are not able to donate financially, please consider including my uncle Owen and his wife Noelia, and their teenage sons Oliver, Kelvin, and Kenneth in your prayers.
Stubbs Dental was able to donate $3,495 to help the Owen and his family.
If you would like to donate please the Go Fund Me page.
So remember, when you become a patient at Stubbs Dental not only are you helping yourself by taking care of your teeth, you are helping a deserving organization of your local community! If you would like to nominate someone to receive the Stubbs Dental donation please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.