Help USAFA Cadet Third Class Paolo Reyes and His Family!

For: Paolo Reyes and Family
Colorado Springs, CO
Organizer: Malou Reyes and family
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Please Help United States Air Force Academy Cadet Third Class Paolo Reyes and His Family!

In the early morning hours on Sunday, January 15th, United States Air Force Academy Sophomore C3C Paolo Reyes was a victim of a tragic hit and run car accident in Colorado Springs, CO.  He is currently in the hospital in the ICU in serious condition.  His parents have traveled from their home in Saipan to be by his side but they need everyone’s help! 


Cadet Reyes is an outstanding young man.  He is active in many activities at the Academy, and has been on the Commandant’s and Dean’s List.  He plans to be a pilot.  He graduated from Kagman High School in Saipan as salutatorian.  He was the recipient of CNMI Commissioner’s Award, and earned the gold medal for the President’s Education Award Program of Outstanding Academic Award.  Reyes was also KHS’ Junior Reserve Officers Training Corps battalion commander for two straight years earning the rank of colonel and received the JROTC Commendation Medal.  He was sponsored by Congressman Gregorio Sablan.


His father Pepito works as an architect at the Department of Public Works, while his mother Malou is an accountant at the Commonwealth Utilities Corp. Paolo is the youngest of three children. He has an older sister and an older brother who is in the Air Force stationed at Travis AFB.  His parents, his brother, and his sister are by his side.


The Reyes Family is providing their support to Paolo by being at his side at the hospital in Colorado Springs.  The flight tickets for the parents to travel to Colorado Springs in this emergency cost $3200 one way!  They will have to purchase tickets for the flights back home. They also need our assistance with the temporary living costs that are associated with being away from their home in Saipan for an undetermined length of time.    These expenses mount very rapidly and any funds raised will help defray the unexpected costs that are increasing.


Please donate, whatever you can, to help this outstanding young man and his family.  The money raised goes directly to Cadet Reyes' parents. This site was created by several Academy parents at the specific request of his parents and family and they have approved it.  This tragic accident could happen to anyone – cherish your loved ones and please help this family.

Fundraiser Updates

Posted on March 23, 2017

Posted on March 23, 2017

We are happy to update that Paolo Reyes has been transferred out of Memorial Central and has arrived to the VA Polytrauma Rehabilitation Hospital in California. He is expected to be there for at least three months, at which time those doctors will determine his next level of care. Although his time here at the Academy has come to an end, the Reyes family is looking forward to beginning this next step towards his recovery. For those wanting to send cards/personal notes, we will have an updated address within the next few days. The family would like to once again extend their extreme gratitude to everyone that has reached out and provided support in every way possible through this stressful time. They ask that you all continue keeping Paolo in your prayers.

Posted on March 7, 2017

Posted on March 7, 2017

Update on Cadet Paolo Reyes - Paolo has been moved into Rm 4532 and his physicians have determined that he is stable for transfer to the VA in California. Arrangements are being made for his and his family's travel on Monday, March 13 to the VA in Palo Alto. Col. Roper and others have been in contact with support agencies in California and they're standing by to receive and assist them on Monday. The family welcomes any visitors that would like to see Paolo before they leave. We ask that you continue to keep Paolo and his family in your daily prayers and thank you deeply for all of the support that you have provided Paolo and his family. 2019 STRONG!

Posted on February 20, 2017

Posted on February 20, 2017

Update on C3C Paolo Reyes - His surgery this week went well and he has been moved into a room on the 5th floor. The doctors have said that it will now be three more weeks until he is able to be transferred. The Meal Train has been reactivated for people that are local and able to help the family out. Here is the link - https://www.mealtrain.com/trains/7nnl8m. Also, as their expenses mount with their upcoming relocation to California to be near to their son, the family is so grateful for any support that any one can give. Thank you and God Bless.

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