As we previously reported, just before 6 a.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 24, a man named Wilmer Donis was struck â€“ and severely injured â€“ by a vehicle in the 13800 block of Ambaum Blvd. SW in Burien.
Wilmer was rushed to Harborview Medical Center with life-threatening injuries, which included multiple bone fractures to his pelvis, fibula, arm, face and more. As can be seen in the photo above, he was hit so hard that he damaged the front windshield of the car.
And now, a GoFundMe page has been created to help Wilmer and his family, with the goal of raising $10,000:
Here’s more from the fundraiser page:
“The situation could have been much graver if the windshield of the vehicle didnâ€™t cushion his impact. After multiple surgeries to correct the broken bones, doctors have now stated that Wilmer is expected to recover between 6 months to a year while also committing to a grueling physical therapy regimen in order to regain the strength in the parts of his body affected by this tragic accident.
Wilmer Donis is a loving father of 4 beautiful children, and a caring husband to Adriana Escarzaga. As the primary source of income for the Donis family, Wilmer always makes sure to work hard so he could support his family while his wife cared for their children at home. As luck would have it, they were in the process of looking for a new dwelling right before this incident occurred. Adriana is now taking the necessary steps to find a new place to live, while caring for her husband and kids which we all know is difficult in any situation let alone the situation that has now forced tough times upon their family.
I created this page with the hope that we can all come together as a community, and help this family in need.”