Volunteers raise money for family of migrant boy, 5, who died after becoming sick at Pilsen shelter

ByABC7 Chicago Digital Team WLS logo
Thursday, January 11, 2024
Fundraiser started for family of migrant boy who became sick, died
A GoFundMe has been started for the family of Jean Carlos Martinez, a migrant child who died after becoming sick at Pilsen, Chicago shelter.

CHICAGO (WLS) -- There's a new effort underway on Wednesday night to support the family of the migrant child who died last month.

Jean Carlos Martinez, 5, was living at a migrant shelter in Pilsen when he suffered a medical emergency and died.

Now, volunteers are raising money to help his loved ones as they mourn.

The goal is to pay for a year of permanent housing, along with their utilities, food and other expenses.

A GoFundMe page has been posted to help support the family.

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