Pedro Gonzalez is on a ventilator and is fighting COVID. His Lansing community is behind him.

Rafael Gonzalez

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Pedro Gonzalez has always been one of those who gave back to his community. Now his community is giving him something back as the 28-year-old fights COVID-19.

Gonzalez was diagnosed with Covid on March 14 and was admitted to McLaren Hospital five days later, where he had difficulty breathing. A family member says he is in intensive care and on a ventilator.

“He’s having a hard time. But it seems like he’s getting better from the news we got from the nurses and his doctor. So we have confidence, ”said his brother Rafael Gonzalez.

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Rafael Gonzalez

Pedro Gonzalez, friends and family

Pedro has not been able to work since he was in the hospital and his bills are piling up. A close friend, Genie Gagnon, set up a GoFundMe to help with the spending.

To date, GoFundMe has raised more than $ 8,000, but Rafael Gonzalez said the money raised aside from the online campaign raised nearly $ 11,000.

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