BOSTON (MyFoxBoston.com) -- The family of a father seriously injured in a West Roxbury crash is hoping to raise the funds to pay for his rising medical bills.
Kevin Cellucci has been in a coma ever since the two-car crash. The father of three's family is hoping and praying he will wake up and is asking the community not to forget.
Cellucci was one of six people hurt in a crash on the Arborway three weeks ago. Nikolas Papadopoulos, 18, is now facing several charges in the crash, including speeding and negligent operation of a motor vehicle.
Kevin's cousin, Pete Alvarado, spoke with FOX 25's Melissa Mahan Friday. He has been at Kevin's bedside everyday since the accident and is praying Kevin will wake up.
"It's very difficult to see when we're up there we talk to him like, we're talking to him as if he were ready to talk back to us you know," said Alvarado. "We tell him about the boys about their soccer games that they're okay."
Alvarado and the rest of Cellucci's family, while devastated, say they have no room for anger toward the young driver.
"Our focus has always been to be positive. It's a mistake, it's a tragic accident that touched many people, it turned lives upside down, it's not gonna change the fact that Kevin's in a coma he's gonna have to face this for the rest of his life," Alvarado explained.
His hope is that young driver does something positive with this tragedy.
"I hope that someday he realizes that his mistake cost a lot of people a lot of heartache and maybe he can do something in his life to change the lives of other people," Alvarado told Melissa Mahan.
Alvarado also hopes the public won't forget how this accident has changed so many lives. His family has planned a fundraiser for Nov. 2 in Dorchester to help pay his cousin's medical bills.
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