Andrew got hit by an SUV, needs support

by Sarah Twigg

Personal campaign Keep it all Keystone, CO, US

Andrew Petrarca best friend, brother, son, please help also known as Sunshine (for those who knew him back home), or Rooster (for everyone he met in Colorado). Loved by everyone who knew him, and for those who didnt you ... See the whole story

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Finished Apr 23, 2014

Andrew Petrarca

best friend, brother, son,

please help

also known as Sunshine (for those who knew him back home), or Rooster (for everyone he met in Colorado). Loved by everyone who knew him, and for those who didnt you would've loved him if you did. He was born and raised in Fresno, Ca, where he lived with his mom Ute Petrarca. Fresno is a terrible place, economy's bad, unemployment in some places is almost 50% and the crime is terrible, but thats where he lived until beginning of 2013 when the mother and son family got foreclosed on, hurtling them both into homelessness. Living on the street or sleeping in garages and spare bedrooms, they were struggling. A close friend who was living in Colorado started telling them about the opportunities out there and urged them to move out and offered a place to stay until they got on their feet. Andrew was the first to come out to summit county, Co. It was rough at first but he got on his feet ended up with a steady job and his own place. As soon as he and a roomate had moved into appropriate accomidations for his mom, she packed up and headed up. Life turned around alot for Andrew, a steady job, an apartment in his name, a group of fantastic new friends, and a new positive life. But it all got interrupted 7 days after his 21st birtyhday when he was hit by an suv on highway 6 in Keystone Co. He sustained massive head trauma and was sent into a coma, where he remains until fate rears its head. Unfortunatly the brain injury he sustained is not one that can be recovered from or treated in any way. We couldnt accept that hes not coming back, but now that we can, we know we have to face the reality of the situation. Since we have to face reality we have to face the fact that he wanted to be cremated like his father, and that can cost up to $4000, which, even with our combined efforts, the family cannot afford. We hope we can put him to rest in the way that he wanted, and thats why we ask your help.

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