|12.15.2010 - This is a sad news we heard from our fellow geek Dexter Leonardo Enriquez, who is one of the guys who wear the Storm Trooper outfit and valued member of The 501st Legion Philippine Outpost. |
He is currently confined in the hospital and in need of any help.
Below is a message that was first posted on facebook please read details about Dexter and how we value his friendship.
We are asking for help and prayers for one of our own. The Philippine Outpost's Dexter Enriquez, was badly injured in a fire early this morning, December 12, 2010. He was in his youngest sister's house in Pasig City, Metro Manila, Philippines.
Just last week, Dexter's father passed away from complications of emphysema. They buried him on Saturday, December 11, 2010. That night, he returned to Manila and stayed at his sister's house to sort some things. Possibly due to stress and fatigue of laying his father to rest, they did not notice a fire had started in his sister's room due to faulty electrical wiring. The fire started at about 4am. It took over an hour before the firetrucks could get there.
By the time Dexter woke up, most of the house was ablaze. He couldn't get to the room where his sister and his 5-year-old niece were sleeping. He jumped out of a second floor window, and the roof of the house collapsed. Neighbors took him to the nearest hospital. Nothing was left of the house and the fire spread to adjacent apartments.
He lost almost everything he had at that house, clothes, collectibles, photos of his family and other tangible items. Worst of all, his youngest sister and her 5-year old daughter perished in the fire.
Dexter is now at the St. Luke's Hospital in Quezon City. He is under observation for smoke inhalation and treatment of the burns along both arms and hands. He is lucid but still in a lot of pain. He has 2nd degree burns on both arms and hands, some burns and blistered skin on his face and neck. There may have been some smoke inhalation as well. He will be in the hospital for at least two weeks.
Some friends have helped out with the initial hospital expense but recovering after the loss will be difficult.
Dexter needs clothing & shoes to replace what he lost. He needs money to make up for lost time away from work and hospital bills. Also he needs your support and prayers to get his life back to normal.
If anyone would like to send aid in any form, please let us know.
You can contact me by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
You can also email the Philippine Outpost GCR Regina Layug-Rosero at email@example.com
You can send Paypal donations through me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For those who send help, we will include you in a public Google Document to account for everything sent to help our fellow trooper.
Thank you very much.
Commanding Officer - Philippine Outpost