Letter to the Editor
RE: David Aguilar and
May 24, 2021
I am writing you this letter with hopes for media coverage for
the family of David Aguilar. I am and know the pain and
financial strains that families go through when you lose someone
to COVID. Since, October 2020 till January 15th,
2021 I lost a niece, 2 cousins and my brother. I would really
want to give back to this family. I know that the days, weeks
and months are going to be difficult for them mentally and
Last Monday, Mr. Aguilar called me to ask me if I knew of any
houses for rent in the area. I told him that I did not know of
none now but would post something on fb to see if someone out
there knew of one.
Mr. Aguilar is presently at St. Charles hospital where he was
transferred from St. Vincent’s after a battle with COVID and a
heart attack that left him with some paralysis and is now
receiving REHAB therapy to help him get his functions back. He
lost his wife to COVID while in the hospital. His 8-year-old
son who had a kidney transplant at the age of 2 who also is in
the hospital with COVID and will have to start dialysis again.
He also had his older son who was hospitalized with COVID as
They live in a rental but do not want to return to that home
since there are so many memories of his wife there and David
will have difficulties with the stairs and will require a one
floor home due to his inability to walk now.
I have spoken to Rosendo Ramirez from the Homeboys on Main
Street in East Toledo about helping me with a fundraiser to help
this family out along with other members of the community, but
we really need some media help.
Thank you for your attention to this matter, I remain.
Melinda A. Sánchez