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On December 20, 2020, our son, Jose Manuel Castro, 19 years old, suffered a spinal cord injury. After surgery, he spent 51 days at the hospital and now he is in a Rehabilitation Center fighting to get his life back.

On October 15, 2001, Jose made his debut into the world as a premature baby. He fought hard in the hospital and he came home healthy and ready to live. From that moment on, Jose has always lived his life to the fullest, achieving anything he set his mind to. Always dedicated to studies, Jose graduated from high school in the top 3% of his class. He accepted a full academic scholarship at the University of Florida (UF), having been offered several full scholarships at other universities for his successes in tennis and academics. At UF, he dreams of joining the tennis team and graduating with high achievements. Jose fought then, and we have no doubt he will fight hard in this instance as well. We have faith he will come home healthy and ready to live.

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May 19, 2021

Ayuda a Jose Manuel a volver a caminar

José Manuel está finalmente en casa, comenzando una vida nueva, con muchos retos para él y para toda la familia.

Su meta es volver a caminar, pero para lograrlo, necesitamos muchas oraciones y el apoyo de la comunidad.

Las terapias son extremadamente costosas y el seguro solo cubre 30 horas al año, que están a punto de terminar. José Manuel debe hacer como mínimo 10 horas a la semana de terapias que el seguro no cubre.

Adicionalmente, su vivienda necesita ser adaptada y José Manuel necesita comprar equipos para hacer sus terapias en su hogar todos los días, adicionalmente a las terapias en el hospital.

José Manuel es un luchador y sus terapias las hace con mucho empeño y tenacidad para lograr sus metas.

Ayúdanos a ayudarlo.

Help Jose regain his ability to walk

José Manuel is home starting a new life and facing new challenges.

His goal is to regain his ability to walk, and to get there he needs the support of his community and to know you’re thinking of him.

Physical therapy is incredibly expensive and the insurance only covers 30 hours of PT a year. Jose needs to do 10 hours of PT a week to have a chance at regaining his ability to walk, however the insurance won’t cover all of the hours he needs.

Additionally, his home needs to be retrofitted to become more accessible and José needs PT equipment at home to continue with in-home therapy.

José is a fighter and he puts a lot of effort into his therapies. Please help us help him accomplish his goal

May 17, 2021

Ayuda a Jose Manuel a volver a caminar

José Manuel está finalmente en casa, comenzando una vida nueva, con muchos retos para él y para toda la familia.

Su meta es volver a caminar, pero para lograrlo, necesitamos muchas oraciones y el apoyo de la comunidad.

Las terapias son extremadamente costosas y el seguro solo cubre 30 horas al año, que están a punto de terminar. José Manuel debe hacer como mínimo 10 horas a la semana de terapias que el seguro no cubre.

Adicionalmente, su vivienda necesita ser adaptada y José Manuel necesita comprar equipos para hacer sus terapias en su hogar todos los días, adicionalmente a las terapias en el hospital.

José Manuel es un luchador y sus terapias las hace con mucho empeño y tenacidad para lograr sus metas.

Ayúdanos a ayudarlo.

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May 5, 2021

We believe in Jose- please help this young man if you can.

Doramary Russell

March 29, 2021

Praying for Jose’s continued positive recovery. Love from your Gator Family.

Cheryl Bakos

March 29, 2021

May God bless him and give him strength to recover. Our thoughts are with you - sending love and healing.

Sue Reinhardt

March 14, 2021

Animo Jose Manuel! Sigue adelante!! Dios esta contigo y te va ha poner de pie nuevamente para la gloria de su nombre

Soraya Mercedes Smith