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Please help offset/assist with medical/daily living expenses to alleviate the financial burden so Rolo can focus on a full recovery.

Rolando Alvarez recently celebrated his one year anniversary with his beautiful wife Raquel and was one semester away from graduating summa cum laude with a degree in Public Health before he was brutally attacked on April 29.

Rolo was leaving his job in the South End of Stamford when he was randomly attacked by a gang of teenagers and stabbed numerous times in the neck. He was rushed to the hospital where he received over 44 staples to close the stab wounds. His doctors say he was lucky he was not paralyzed, let alone survived the attack considering the severity of his wounds and their proximity to his major arteries and spinal cord.

Rolo had his family by his bedside in the days following the attack and we were all amazed at how positive his spirits remained and how he was telling jokes and making everyone laugh. He has truly been an example and an inspiration to everyone around him during this trial.

Please help Rolo in his time of need by donating whatever you can to help alleviate some of his financial burden. He will not be able to work for a long time and unfortunately without insurance, his medical bills have amounted to over $90,000. Any money that is donated will go directly to Rolo so he can focus all his energy and strength on a full recovery.

On behalf of Rolo and all of his family, we sincerely thank you for your generosity and compassion during this difficult time. If you have any questions, or suggestions or would prefer to send a check via mail please call Susan Caro (Rolo's cousin) at 914-426-1631 or e-mail at

All your generous contributions, thoughts and prayers are deeply appreciated!!

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