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Roman Rubio Family Fund

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This fundraiser ended on 01/05/13

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The family and friends of Roman Rubio are uniting to raise a memorial fund to help his widow and two boys. Please show your support!

Roman Ramos Rubio (11/18/1979 - 12/02/2012)

Roman Rubio was a loving husband to his wife Giselle and a devoted father to his two boys, 2 year-old Ethan and 9 year-old Ryan who was diagnosed with mild Autism Spectrum Disorder. His mother, Annie, came to the United States alone in 1990 to secure work when Roman was only eleven years old. After waiting 22 years for his migration petition to be approved, he was finally able to join her and his extended family in Los Angeles from the Philippines with his young family in December of 2011. December 20th, 2012 would have been his one year anniversary in this country.

Roman came to the U.S. seeking a better future for his family, finding employment at Prime Wheel, a custom automotive wheel manufacturer in Gardena. He worked 12 hours a day, 7 days a week to support his family. Very recently, his extended family was able to realize their long held dream of moving into their first house in Burbank, along with Roman's family, where he contributed to the weekly household expenses. Early Sunday morning on December 2, 2012, Roman was heading to work, driving a borrowed car from his brother in-law. At 5:30 a.m., another vehicle ran a red light at the intersection of Alameda Ave. and Buena Vista St. in Burbank, colliding with Roman's car, killing Roman instantly. The driver of the other car was arrested for suspicion of manslaughter and driving under the influence. The Burbank Leader newspaper article and CBS 2 NEWS TV story on this tragic accident can be found through these links:

http://www.burbankleader.com/the818now/tn-818-1203-driver-in-fatal-burbank-crash-could-face-vehicular-manslaughter-charge,0,1591030.story

http://losangeles.cbslocal.com/2012/12/02/allegedly-drunk-motorist-charged-with-vehicular-manslaughter-in-burbank-crash/

Roman is survived by his wife, Giselle, and their two sons, Ryan and Ethan, as well as his parents Annie and Ferdie, and his two sisters Joyce and Roxan. Roman's unexpected and tragic death has devastated his family and they need our help. Please take a moment to help Roman's family pay for his funeral services and to provide some short term financial assistance to Roman's wife and two boys by donating to this fund. There is no limit to how much you can donate, nor is any amount too small. Every penny will help Roman's family.

Thank you for your generosity!

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