Now is a good time, San Diego, to reach out into your wallets and spread some of your wealth around. Oscar Hernandez, the Circle K hero who came to the aid of an unsuspecting customer, and suffered near-death injuries because of it, could now use some of our help.
A fundraising event will be held on his behalf, on Saturday, March 12, at:
Lucky Waller Park (located across the street from Montgomery High School)
2975 Palm Avenue, San Diego, Ca. 92154
The event is set to kick off at 11:00 am and last until 7:00 pm.
Carne Asada, hot dogs, hamburgers, chips, and drinks will be served. There will be a DJ and music by Junior Hernadez (cousin of Oscar). For the little ones, there may – possibly – be a clown present and, hopefully, a jumper as well. Donations will be tremendously appreciated. In fact, a donation of $150 will get you a DJ service for any kind of event/party.
If you are looking to make a donation, you can also visit the following website: SanDiegoProdjs.com. You’ll be able to contact Ramiro “Junior” Hernandez to lend a helping hand.
Oscar, known to childhood friends and relatives as G.B. (Ghost Buster) for his repeated use of a t-shirt – depicting the famous “Slimer” character from the movie “Ghost Busters,” as a kid, could sure use some help from the San Diego community, to “bust” some of the very scary bills that are piling up as he is faced with a possible eviction, an inability to work, or to even hold and carry his little girl.
“I can’t work. I can’t pick up my little girl…nothing heavy,” he says.
Oscar, or “GB”, husband and father of 3, could’ve easily left the scene once he figured a possible robbery was likely to take place. Instead of running, however, and looking to save himself, Mr. Hernandez did what heroes do, he decided to take action, choosing to look out for the well being of another human being, rather than his own.
As “GB” approached the suspect, hitting him with a stool from behind, he slipped and fell on the floor – having just mopped the floor. It was at this point that the suspect began to stabb Oscar.
The attacker, recently arrested and identified as 19-year-old Ruben Antonio Romero, used a 10-inch butcher knife to stabb his victim 7 times; including twice in the heart, and once on the face.
A struggle then ensued. They wrestled on the floor and at some point, Oscar gained control of the knife.
“I let the guy go and said, ‘You know what, I’ll let the guy upstairs take care of it. I just basically have to survive.”
Oscar’s life was in serious jeopardy. Emergency surgery played a huge role in saving his life. The amazing part? In the midst of this heinous attack and in the critical condition that he was in, “GB” recognized that it was now all in God’s hands.
So, here he is today, recovering at home, but in desperate need of assistance from his fellow San Diegans. Let’s make a difference for Oscar Hernadez. As tough as the economy is, this is a tremendous opportunity for us to share a little bit of our wealth with somebody who not only needs it but, quite honeslty, deserves it.
God bless Oscar for his courageous and selfless act, as well as his loving family. Come on San Diego!! Let’s make a difference in somebody else’s life.
For more information regarding the attack, arrest of the suspect, and other details, click on the following link:
You can also contact Ramiro “Junior” Hernandez (DJ and event organizer) by looking him up on Facebook, MySpace, Thumbtack, and Yelp.com. “Junior Hernandez”.
Peace out and God bless!!