Naperville blood drive held in honor Jake Jurinek, Franco Patino; best friends killed at 2021 Travis Scott Astroworld Festival – What We Know!

NAPERVILLE, In poor health. (WLS) — Family members are benefiting from the tragedy that modified their lives 5 months in the past.

Jacob “Jake” Jurinek and Franco Patino had been two of 10 victims killed at Travis Scott’s Astroworld live performance in November as tons of of others had been injured in a stampede. Sunday, household and mates in Naperville hosted a blood drive of their honor.

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“They made such a constructive impression on so many individuals whereas they had been alive and simply really feel like they’ve extra lives to impression and positively change, so we needed to type of create an occasion to assist them try this and assist proceed their legacy,” stated Dr. Bridget Hyland, who’s Jake’s cousin.

Greater than 70 individuals confirmed as much as donate blood, a particular approach to honor two finest mates who known as themselves “Superman and Batman.”

“Persevering with to maintain Jake’s legacy going and simply, you already know, a person that was filled with vitality and lively, and what higher approach to come out and donate blood to save lots of different individuals’s lives,” stated Tim Gannon, a good friend of the Jurinek household.

This blood drive is a becoming approach to honor Franco and Jake. Family members stated that is precisely what the 2 younger males would have needed. It additionally got here at a time when blood is desperately wanted nationwide due to shortages attributable to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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“Companies haven’t been again on website. Excessive colleges haven’t been in class both. So, that’s impacted our blood by about 40%. So, we’ve needed to discover different strategies to strive to make sure that that blood is right here for the neighborhood,” stated Amy Smith, space vp of Versiti Blood Middle Illinois.

Each drop of blood right here will impression another person’s life, all whereas family members proceed to have fun the legacy of Jake and Franco’s lives.

“Jake and I feel Franco each are simply such wonderful guys they usually helped so many individuals, so what’s actually helped us essentially the most is simply listening to the tales that persons are telling us about them,” Hyland stated.

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