Coconut Creek, FL (April 9, 2018) – After more than a month of surgeries and hospital stays, 15-year-old Anthony Borges is finally in a new home with his family, thanks to the generous support of No More Tears.
After raising $37,000 to assist with the family’s immediate needs while they await funding to be distributed from the Broward Education Foundation, No More Tears didn’t stop there. Founder Somy Ali heard of the family’s need for furniture as they transitioned Anthony from the hospital to a rented one-story home. She proactively reached out to El Dorado Furniture in Coconut Creek, Florida to see if they would be willing to help.
“I can’t thank El Dorado Furniture in Coconut Creek enough,” said Somy Ali, Founder of No More Tears. “They answered my call for assistance, immediately agreed to donate the furniture and help Anthony and his family as they continue through the healing process.”
Emely Delfin and Royer Borges, parents of Anthony Borges, a victim to the February 14th tragedy at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, had to quit their jobs to take care of their 15-year-old son in the hospital recovering from five gunshot wounds. To help with immediate care, the family needed to move from their 4th floor apartment into a single-story home. With no jobs or income, the family was aided by No More Tears. No More Tears was able to find them a single-story home, pay for first, last, security and a full year of rent for Anthony and his family.
At the request of Ali, El Dorado Furniture donated beds, mattresses, including a special gel foam mattress with an adjustable base for Anthony, a dining room set, sofa beds and nightstands.
“We are so fortunate to be able to help Anthony and his family,” said Roberto Capo, Chief Operating Officer of El Dorado Furniture. “We know they face a long road ahead as Anthony recovers, but we hope that we can make it a little easier by making it possible for Anthony to come home to a newly furnished house, especially his room. Anthony is a hero.”
Anthony was one of 16 students wounded or injured on February 14, 2018, from the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting in Parkland, which killed 17 people. An accomplished soccer player, Anthony attempted to close and lock one of the classroom doors at the school during the massacre when he was shot twice in the torso and three times in the legs. He has been hailed as a hero by his fellow students for his bravery.