Family and Friends of Hit and Run Victims Give Benefit
Jacksonville, Florida – Carmen Alicea and Jose Perez’s family and friends are still shocked at how quickly lives can be flipped around a totally unexpected direction.
Prior to the evening of January 19th, Carmen and Jose were both hard working heads of household and loving grandparents. Both were well respected by their neighbors and friends.
All that changed when a drunken driver crossed the highway and ran full speed into their pickup truck. The force of impact was enough to move the brake pedal and accelerator into the driver’s seat.
Fortunately Carmen and Jose survived, however they are now immersed in the struggle of their lives, trying to rebuild their bodies which were literally shattered in the accident.
Both have lost their jobs due to the extremely long recovery period necessary for them to heal. Their daughter had to quit her job in order to take her mother back and forth to doctor’s appointments and therapy. Jose remains hospitalized and faces a very long recovery.
Family and friends are sponsoring a Benefit Concert Saturday May 24th, to raise much needed money to help the couple and their daughter with day to day living expenses. Admission is a $10 donation and the event will be held from 4pm to 8pm at the Morocco Shrine Temple on St. Johns Bluff in Jacksonville Florida.
Benefit preparations are rapidly building momentum. Entertainers and groups who are kind enough to volunteer their services are coming forward, however, more volunteers are needed. Margaret Resch is the sponsor and can be readhed at 904-434-1647.
According to a volunteer who asked to remain anonymous, “It was the worst accident I’ve ever seen, but I’m thrilled to see how everybody is pulling together to try to help Ms Carmen and Jose.”
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