Seven-year-old Australian boy Julian Cadman was one of the 14 victims to have been killed in a terrorism attack on Las Ramblas last Thursday.
He and his mother had been in Barcelona for a wedding when a van mowed down tourists in the area.
More than 100 were injured.
One of those was Julian’s mother, Jom. She is recovering from leg surgery in a hospital in Barcelona.
Her injuries will mean years of surgeries in the future.
Julian’s father, Andrew, who flew to Barcelona after hearing of his family’s involvement in the attack, is with her.
Andrew’s boss, Scott Bowman, has created a gofundme page to support the family and their medical expenses.
“Andrew, Jom and Julian are a normal Aussie family whose lives have been devastated by the recent tragedy in Barcelona,” the page reads.
“Like all families they are paying a mortgage, bills and other sundries. As you can imagine there will be ongoing medical costs to get Jom back to full health.
“Many people have been asking how they may support the family at this time. We are asking for any contribution for those that may wish to help. This will assist with additional medical and funeral costs for the family. We thank you greatly for any support you may offer.”
In just 17 hours, 1,051 people have raised $85,600.
Bowman told the Daily Telegraph that Andrew lived for his son, and did everything to “give his family a leg up for his boy”.
See the fundraising page here.
This afternoon in Spain, local police shot dead the main suspect in the terror attack on Las Ramblas.
Officers killed Younes Abouyaaqoub, 22, around 4pm local time (CEST) on Monday in the Spanish town of Subirats, 32km west of Barcelona. Read more on that here.
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