Tragic accident please help family

$109,632 of $200,000 goal

Raised by 1,868 people in 36 months
Sonny Vincent
on behalf of Michelle Ventura
 WEAVERVILLE, NC

     Hi folks my name is Sonny Vincent. Some of you may know me from my music, tours and albums. . Most don't know my real name, it is Robert Ventura Jr. I need help. On Sunday January 2, 2016 our family was in a tragic accident. My son Rob, Sarah Ventura, and their son ( my grandson) Cayden Ventura (Age 9) were in a gas explosion that ignited into a blazing fire. Their injuries and the burns are extensive, The burns are 3rd degree and emcompas 50% of Robs body,50% of Caydens and the Mom suffers with 80%. They are  each currently in the Burn Intensive Care Unit at Winston Salem Medical Center, and are on life support struggling for their lives. The explosion/fire destroyed everything they owned.  There are several family members who are here supporting them. I despreartely need urgent assistance in taking care of them. 



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Update 71
Posted by Robert Ventura
8 days ago
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Hi my friends- Sorry for the late update! Cayden has had a full schedule of treatments, appointments, consults, therapies and tests for months.
I want to thank all of you for helping me make a beautiful Christmas for him. We had to have a belated Christmas but when he opened his presents he was really a happy boy! He is back in school now and doing well and he is striving for the A/B honor roll. He misses school because of his time for surgeries and treatments, so he must work extra hard to keep caught up!
He is an amazing resilient boy who doesn't let his injuries define him. His hands are functioning but he is facing amputations of his pinky fingers since they are not functioning in terms of range of motion. That's so very sad but like I said he is a tough boy full of Love and I'm totally devoted to help him through every development as he grows. It is very sad that he will be having reconstructive surgery for all his childhood but I must tell everyone that we have so many jokes and fun times that he takes it all in stride.
For Christmas he wanted me to order him a very colorful hoodie. I said " Cayden, you already have the blue hair, won't this be a bit over the top for school?" He said " Nope, I really want it!" Well, I got it and he wants to wear it all the time! Cayden definately is expressing his individuality and is choosing his own style now.Thank you friends for the other hoodies you sent for Christmas because at least I can take a moment to toss the colorful one in the wash!
Cayden, Rob and Sarah are all in the recovery mode now. I truly could never have made it through all this without your Love, kindness and donations. Cayden really is happy and has everything he needs and wants. I have been restoring vintage amps and reselling them in music shops but it only helps a bit. Also I was offered some shows but I can't do that right now. Taking care of Cayden, providing him a nurturing home environment, keeping him focused on his school work and his injury related appointments takes all my time right now.
We have really come so far. Three years. Without you all we would have been lost, I would have broken under the weight of it all. You truly took care of us. Angels, I can't thank you all enough.
It's been such a very hard road but the miracles happened and we have been blessed with lots of Love from you guys.
We still have struggles to pay our monthly bill's but with your help we still make it through. Lots of Love from Sonny and Cayden
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Update 70
Posted by Robert Ventura
29 days ago
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Merry Christmas season to all our friends and Angel's! Lots of Love from Sonny and Cayden!!
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Update 69
Posted by Robert Ventura
29 days ago
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Merry Christmas season to all our friends and Angel's! Lots of Love from Sonny and Cayden!!
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Update 68
Posted by Robert Ventura
1 month ago
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Hi Folks! Please share!
It's still a tough road here. Cayden has had many appointments with many Doctors
We are checking the options and timeline for his next surgeries. That is so stressful and heartbreaking. My friends I must make a short update today because my schedule is always over booked with Cayden's appointments and taking care for everything he needs. Each month I barely make our bill's and we make it through because of you guys. Coming up are a couple of benefit albums but it will be many ,many months until that actualizes. My main concern right now is Cayden has grown out of all his clothes, everything is too small and I dont have money to buy him new stuff! He is really growing up, his voice is changing too!Also I have costs his Medicade does not pay, I must cover all those plus the monthly bills.
Please help us again. Every donation is appreciated. We live a very frugal lifestyle and only get by because of you. I'm working on a new deal with a record lable to re- release my catalogue but that also takes along time to actualize. Cayden is a happy boy and his surgeries will come soon. I want to make a lovely Christmas for this sweet angel. Can you help us get through another month? It's so needed and very appreciated. I cant wait till you guys meet Cayden when I take him on tour with me when this all stabilizes. He is still recovering and needs more reconstructive surgery. But we keep each other and aughing!
Have a great Christmas and Hannukah!! You are our hero's! Thank you!
Lots of Love from Sonny

P.S. - The photo is to show how far we have come. Never could have done this without you guys.
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$109,632 of $200,000 goal

Raised by 1,868 people in 36 months
Created January 13, 2016
Sonny Vincent
on behalf of Michelle Ventura
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LS
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Luke Stevens
5 days ago

by your side, Sonny

JA
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Jo Ann Atwood
7 days ago
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Blake Hill
7 days ago
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Vickey Weiss
8 days ago
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I dated Rob in High School - I have tried to keep in touch via Facebook Caden looks SO much like his dad. Sonny - you are an amazing grandpa - its wonderful that you are there for Caden xoxo

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Johnny Rich
25 days ago

Best of luck to all of you. Johnny.

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26 days ago
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Susanne Sonntag
27 days ago

Merry Xmas & best of luck for the future!

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28 days ago
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