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Fundraiser for burn victims of restaurant Fe

Last Thursday morning the 17th of March a gas cylinder exploded in restaurant Fe in San Marcos La Laguna. Francisco, who is in charge of maintenance, was changing the propane gas cylinder when it exploded.

Surrounding neighbors helped the five restaurant workers that were injured, all of them burned in various degrees. Restaurant owner Paul Carroll wasn't there at the time it happened. The people injured have been brought to the hospital as soon as possible.

Paul his family was also involved in this tragic event, his stepdaughter called Rosario and sister in law Isabel. Isabel is still in bad condition and will need further care when she returns home. Two other woman that are injured are Ancelma & Vilma.

Ancelma & Vilma and Rosario have left the hospital and are now resting in their homes. Isabella and Francisco have more severe conditions and are still being treated. After being released from the hospital, all of them need follow up care to attend the needs of the healing of the wounds.

We kindly ask our community at the lake to help to get some funds together to help Paul and his family & workers. The hospital bill from Sololá is already 110.000 quetzales alone for the first treatment. More treatment is necessary afterwards as well, so anything you could give would be of great help!

Thank you all so much!


4 people need a ride to Sololá
Published 289 Days ago by Alex G |

Somebody can drive four local persons tomorrow to Sololá at 5:30am? They go to the hospital to donate blood for a person that got burned. Contact Don José 3195-5738  🦵🔥 

It would probably be needed to wait for them and bring them back if it’s possible, but if not, one ride would be fine.


We cover the gas expense.



Update victims explosion FE
Published 358 Days ago by Dieneke S |

On wednesday the 23rd of March Ancelma & Vilma got taken to the same hospital in San Pedro where Rosaria got treated. One of them had to stay a week to get more stable. 

We have gathered over 1068 dollars in the last week and Paul wants to thank everybody that chipped in. This money has been spent on the medical bills of Ancelma & Vilma. They are improving and stable.

Isabela, who is still in Panamed, had a surgery the 27th of march to release the pressure from the veins to the hands. The swelling caused a stop of blood flow to the hands. When Isabella went to PanaMed they told Paul that it would cost Q110,000 for Approx 3 weeks. At the end of the first week an invoice got in for 81.000Q. She probably will need to stay at least 2 or three weeks more and she mightbe transferred to another hospital where they specialize in burn wounds. (picture)

Francisco is in the Solola hospital and he and the family are satisfied with his care. He has burns all down the front of his body including his face. They video call with him daily to check in.

Tuesday he 29th of March, Paul is reopening the restaurant for a breakfast buffet from 7.30 - 11.30 am for 40Q and 5.30 pm to close with an all you can eat curry buffet Q75.

Alcelma & Vilma taken to private clinic in San Pedro 22/3
Published 363 Days ago by Dieneke S |

Two girls who were alreayd home went to the San Pedro private clinic to get treatment for the burns and get the pain under control. One of them has severe burns on her leg but as you can see, there is progress in healing. 

Francisco on the way to the hospital.
Published 366 Days ago by Dieneke S |
Recovery has started
Published 367 Days ago by Christopher B |

Isabela Quiacain
She also has burns on her back and shoulders


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