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This fundraiser ended on 02/04/12

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The friends and family of Gilbert Camacho are rallying for his life and to help pay for his therapy, care and medical expenses.

Gilbert suffered a traumatic brain injury falling from a ladder while helping his neighbor with roofing repairs. He was taken to the hospital in critical condition and was placed on a ventilator in the intensive care unit and was not expected to live.

Miraculously he began to breathe on his own and regained a level of consciousness where he can recognize and respond to his loved ones but still faces an uphill battle with long-term physical and cognitive impairments that require extensive rehabilitation to overcome some of his deficits and to learn strategies to communicate with others.

Gilbert is my good friend and is someone who always considered others more important than himself. He is a person who devoted himself to helping others. I read somewhere that there are no greater givers than those who give themselves. That’s the kind of person he is.

I remember him loving to play his guitar, strumming and singing to Eagles songs with anyone who wanted to sing along. He is a kind and gentle person with a sense of humor who would come over when I was down and cheer me up with his music. He actually started a musical prison ministry and would perform live inspirational music for the inmates, never asking for anything in return.

Now he needs lots of help to get back to where he can enjoy just the simplest things in life again and this effort is but a small token from me to try to repay him for all the kind things he did for me and everybody else around him. Gilbert cannot talk due to the tracheal tube that feeds oxygen into his lungs but I know that he would be so very thankful from the bottom of his heart to anyone who would lend him a hand in his time of need.

Please show your support and join us in our effort to raise funds so that his family can provide the medical care and help that he deserves for his rehabilitation and recovery.

Please also know that it doesn’t have to be about money. Any kind words of encouragement, good karma, hugs or just a simple prayer for his healing and recovery would be greatly appreciated.

The Rally For Gilbert is being organized by myself and close friends of Gilbert. If you have any questions, suggestions or just need to contact a representative of the family please email us at rallyforgilbert@gmail.com

Thanks in advance for your support.
The Rally For Gilbert Team
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