UPDATE: (May 24): “I wanted to provide a positive update on my father, Melvin. Thank God he has shown signs of improvement! We have called the hospital ICU just this morning and they told us he was getting better and that they are weaning him off the ventilator in the next three days hopefully. Nurses have told him that we as a family have been calling to check up on his condition everyday and they noted his heart rate calmed down and that his face grinned! We are all so happy and grateful for all of you keeping him in your thoughts and prayers and for these blessings of donations.”
FRAMINGHAM – A Framingham family has established a GoFundMe after the head of the family was hospitalized due to COVID-19.
“The España-Rubi family has been greatly affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. At the moment the head of the family, Melvin España is hospitalized in the intensive care unit because of COVID-19 and pneumonia,” wrote Carolina De Segura who created the fundraiser on behalf of Christian Espana.
Christian is a 2019 graduate of Keefe Technical High School.
“This hard-working, loving, persevering father came out as positive and was diagnosed with pneumonia after a trip to the ER. A day later, his condition worsened to such a severity that they brought him back to ER for low oxygen levels and shortness of breath. Since then, he is now on a ventilator in the ICU clinging on to life. Even with treatments, of plasma transfusions and Remdesivir and antibiotics for the pneumonia, he is still in critical condition,” wrote De Segura.
“We ask that you help us keep them in your prayers so that he can return to his family soon in addition to all the blessings of donations. These funds will help the father and the family by help with medical expenses and help us paying rent and buying food as the rest of the family are unemployed due to the pandemic. No matter how much you can help the España-Rubi family in advance we will be very grateful,” wrote De Segura.
The goal is to raise $15,000.