On February 14, 2018, 15-year-old Anthony was one of 16 students wounded or injured from the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting in Parkland, Florida, which killed 17 people. An accomplished soccer player, Borges attempted to close and lock one of the classroom doors at Douglas 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.
Since the shooting, Anthony has undergone several surgeries, but he is on a long road to recovery. He is currently unable to walk and perform basic tasks.
Anthony’s family has their own challenges. His parents have stopped working in order to take care of their son, so they are not receiving income. Anthony’s 10-year-old brother is diabetic, and insurance does not cover his treatment. Although the family previously lived in a two-story house, Anthony requires extensive rehab and his family needed to secure a single-story home before the hospital would release him.
No More Tears has stepped up to help Anthony and his family. Thanks to the generous support of our donors, we have been able to offer immediate assistance in the form of first, last, security and a full year of rent for a single-family home to help Anthony and his family during this critical time.
GoFundMe campaigns and assistance from the School Board will not be immediately available.
YOU TOO CAN HELP ANTHONY. Gift cards for Target, Walmart, Publix, and other similar stores are needed.
How Can You Help?
We will be accepting:
- Gift cards for food, clothing and basic items
- Assistance to pay for a new bed and the family’s moving expenses
Visit our Donate page to give to Anthony and his family, and be sure to include “Parkland Survivor” in the notes section of your PayPal donation.