Teenager raises money to support himself after parents pass away within a month of each other

In March, Roberto Tobias Jr., a 17-year-old resident of Astoria and a rising senior at Frank McCourt High School in Manhattan.contracted COVID-19, along with his family.“Over the span of a few weeks, my father’s health began deteriorating and my mother used her vacation days to take care of my father,” the 17-year-old wrote.“She’s a nurse and naturally, she wanted to help our father and ensure that he would hopefully recover from this”.Sadly, the teenager’s mother also fell ill. Both of his parents were eventually hospitalized.“my sister and I had hope that they would recover and eventually be discharged, but they, unfortunately, ended up passing”.As a result, the teenager now has little to no income to lean on.He set up a GoFundMe, and hopes to raise enough money to continue his education past high school.“When I enter college, I want to study [pre-med] and go on to medical school to pursue a career as a neurosurgeon”.As of July 22, the teenager has raised nearly $69,000 of his $100,000 goal

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