UPDATE!! The community helped to raise the funds needed for Antonio’s Service Dog!
Yesterday we were so proud to give 10 year old Antonio Murillo a Crimefighter Hero award at our annual Crime Victim Rights luncheon. When Antonio was 9 years old, he was shot in the head when Alberto Pineda-Contreras opened fire, without provocation, on the car that Antonio was riding in with his parents and two younger siblings who were on their way out to eat.
Previous to this devastating injury, Antonio was an avid soccer player and enjoyed school. Since the injury, he has faced multiple surgeries and intensive therapy, with more surgery scheduled.
Antonio’s family and friends are holding a yard sale and bake sale this weekend in Nicholasville to raise money for a service dog to assist Antonio in his daily functioning. There is currently a fundraising site setup for Antonio:
But in addition to the $20,000 it will cost the family to get a service dog, they are also required to make adaptions to their home, including significant fencing costs. This weekend’s yard sale/bake sale will be to raise funds to defray some of those costs.
Antonio’s fundraiser was held at Al’s Auto Repair!
400 North Main Street
Nicholasville, KY 40356
Saturday April 16th from 7:30am to 11:00am
Antonio’s GoFundMe page can be found here: