Gerardo Marciales used to send money to his Venezuelan family to assist them to get by while he was building his life in Chicago.
According to blockclubchicago.org, However, when riding his bike across DuSable Lake Shore Drive in a crosswalk last month, a motorist struck and killed Marciales. Marciales’ coworker has created an online campaign to honor his friend’s memory and provide financial assistance to his family.
So far, the fundraising has raised roughly $5,100, but organizers Paul Avila and Jaime Bolognone — who had just gotten engaged to Marciales a few months before his death — hope to raise $10,000. Donations can be made via the internet.
“I am astounded by the outpouring of affection and generosity for Gerardo and his family,” Bolognone added. “He was adored by a large number of individuals.”