We don’t often profile the good people who make our homes beautiful from behind the scenes. People like Jose Romero, pictured here. These are the strong, steady folks who show up when we ask them to, in all kinds of weather, mow the grass in 107 degree heat, or move chairs to just the right place in your living room after transporting them to you from the store.
On the morning of July 25th, longtime Antek’s employee Jose Romero was the victim of an attempted carjacking and robbery in Mesquite. During the struggle, Jose was shot in the neck and remains in serious condition in ICU at Baylor Hospital.
Jose has been employed with Anteks, one of our blog sponsors, for more than 24 years and is a valued and important member of the Antek’s team.
In fact, Antek’s owner Jason Lenox considers Jose part of his family.
The bullet entered Jose’s neck and ricocheted down into his chest cavity, doing significant damage. He is improving slowly, but remains on a respirator until he’s able to breathe on his own. His road to recovery will be long. Jose is the sole breadwinner for his wife and two older parents. They rely on him fully for financial support.
To say the least, Jose is hardworking, trustworthy and extremely loyal.
“That this tragic event happened to him is exceptionally unfair,” says Jason Lenox.
To help Jose with his family’s financial needs as well as his mounting medical bills, the Anteks team has set up a GoFundMe page, (www.gofundme.com/2hvum9nf) for Jose and hopes to raise at least $50,000, all of which will go to help him and his family. Donations will also be accepted at the Anteks location in the Dallas Design District.
“We’re starting this page as part of our fundraising efforts to help Jose. Our goal is to raise $50,000 to help Jose get back on his feet,” says Jason Lenox. “He’s helped us all so much through the years; now we’re asking you to help him. Please make a donation today, and please forward this to anyone you think might be able or willing to help.”
Jose is still in the ICU, but the GoFundMe account is at $22,570… only $27,430 to go…