Thousands of dollars have come from the local community, as well as, from across the country to support Kevin Vicente, the young boy that was mauled by a dog in late February of 2014.
“We have seen an overwhelming amount of support for Kevin,” said Nate Lowrie, Maricopa Health Foundation's CEO. “Bringing together people that want to help by donating is something that the Maricopa Health Foundation is glad to do. We know that the cost of recovery can become a prolonged burden to patients in extraordinary circumstances such as this.” In support of Maricopa Integrated Health System’s patients, the Maricopa Health Foundation proudly assists patients in personal fundraising efforts by hosting fundraising pages.
Over 360 donations totaling over $27,000 have been made to MaricopaHealthFoundation.org/Kevin as of March 25. Donations have come in from across the country, including from people in Alaska, Florida and Washington.
Original blog posted March 13, 2014
In late February, four-year-old Kevin Vicente was mauled by a pitbull in south Phoenix. He was rushed to Maricopa Medical Center with skin and tissue ripped off his face, a broken eye socket, detached tear ducts and a fractured jaw. He underwent 5 1/2 hours of surgery.
Kevin, whose face was mangled so badly that hospital workers were traumatized by his injuries, now eats and breathes through tubes while awaiting a series of reconstructive surgeries.
Thank you to the Maricopa Medical Center staff, especially Dr. Kara Geren, who helped stabilize Kevin, Dr. Jeffrey Salomone, Dr. Bentley Bobrow, Dr. Salvatore Lettieri, and the Phoenix Firefighters.
Please contribute to Kevin's care and comfort as he begins a long road to recovery. Donate online now or by mail to: