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This fundraiser ended on 04/12/12

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We are uniting to raise money for William Morales, "Payaso Risitas" for medical costs and related expenses resulting from the attack.

Friends and Family,

William Morales has lived in El Salvador his whole life. During the 1980's he began showing up at my grandmother's stand in the market. He would help her and keep her company. She soon discovered that he did not have parents or a place to live. She took him in and the rest is history. They had a love and a bond that filled her last few years with such joy. He took care of her until the end. My parents tried desperately to adopt William and bring him to the U.S. but because of the civil war it was impossible. William lived through the atrocities of the civil war. However, as a teen, he learned the art of clowning and began to perform. He is known by little children all over El Salvador as "Payaso Risitas" or "Giggles the Clown."
I've had the privilege of seeing William as "Risitas" during humanitarian outreaches such as at the 2000 earthquake refugee camps, and Hospital Bloom, the national children's hospital. William has a very big heart, and always tries to give back to those who are needy or suffering because he lived through so much himself.
William started Fundacion FEPAMAC so we could provide humanitarian aid to senior citizens in El Salvador who have worked in the circus. They, in turn, share and teach their art to the youth in El Salvador.
During the holidays, William was the victim of a violent car jacking in El Salvador. He was stabbed, beaten, and recieved 150 stitches on his face alone. He suffered a heart attack during surgery and is facing a long recovery.
While on the operating table he had a song in his head: "I believe in Angels' by Abba.
There is no earthly reason why he should have survived this attack, yet he did. I believe in angels too. Your prayers are responsible for bringing him back.
His recovery is a long one and he needs to undergo many more procedures. His loving wife Johanna is also a professional clown but cannot work because she is taking care of William as well as their daughters Carolina, Gabriela, Ruby and Victoria Raquel, who is an infant.

Would you please consider helping us reach our goal of $4,100?

Thank you so much for your prayers. God bless you and your family.

"'He will command his angels concerning you to guard you carefully." Luke 4:10

God bless,

Victoria Raquel Ojeda-Landaverde
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