Emon Lodge donates $550 to Reyes family
Emon Lodge No. 179 has donated $550 to the family of C3C Paolo Reyes, who remains in a coma following a Jan. 15, 2017, vehicular accident in Colorado Springs, CO.
Incoming Worshipful Master Wilfredo “Boy” G. Ching said the brotherhood raised the money during their regular meetings. Reyes’ father, Pete, an architect at the Department of Public Works, is a member of Emon Lodge No. 179.
Ching said they plan to raise $1,000 more in the coming weeks.
He asked everyone in the community to pray for Paolo’s health and that he wakes up from the coma.
Arnel Metran, incoming junior warden of the local freemason group, said he’s also praying for Paolo’s quick recovery.
Paolo is a sophomore in the U.S. Air Force Academy and academy parents, days after his accident, set up an account at the crowdfunding website, www.youcaring.com.
The site also provided an update of Paolo’s condition and it read: “The family of C3C Paolo Reyes would like to thank everyone for their concern and well wishes for their son. Paolo remains in a deep coma with no change in his condition. He is still in the ICU. Please keep him in your thoughts and prayers.”
As of 7:10pm yesterday, 605 donors have given nearly $36,000 to the online fundraising effort. To donate, type https://www.youcaring.com/paoloreyes-739508.
According to KKTV News, the accident Paolo was involved in was caused by a driver of a pickup truck who ran a red light, triggering a three-vehicle crash that left seven injured.
Daniel Aaron Simpson, 23, was charged with vehicular assault and leaving the scene of an accident KKTV News quoted Colorado Springs police.