Help Our Friends Recover - Cooking with Bird Martinez

 

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As you may have seen from our Facebook posting our friends and INYIM collaborators Erika 'Bird' Martinez and her husband Marioh Martinez of the YouTube show "Cooking with Bird Martinez" were viciously attacked over the weekend in their own home. 

Although we use our platform to share positive stories with our readers this one hits too close to home and we ask for your help. 

Erika and Marioh are parents of 3 young children and will still need to find care in this very difficult and life-changing reality, as Erika at this time is feared to be completely paralyzed.


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Because of the vast loyal following of the home grown "Cooking With Bird Martinez," this incident has now garnered national media attention.

 A news story of the incident appeared on Telemundo's Al Rojo Vivo (a division of NBCUniversal) all in part because of postings from "Birds" viewers who were greatly impacted by her one of a kind bi-lingual cooking videos and on-camera interaction with her family and with fans through social media - her "Bird Gang Gang Gang!" as she lovingly named us. 

The Telemundo video as of Tuesday morning is now featured as the channel's main story, highest viewed and most commented on the Spanish language program's official YouTube page



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Erika's humor, personality, warmth, and best friend energy, not to mention her choice of colorful language and "take me as I am" attitude attracted a welcomed familiarity for us viewers. Something different and original in the vast YouTube carbon copy platform.

It was only a month ago that we covered Bird and family at her Meet & Greet and only minutes we spoke to her before the horrible event transpired. So much has happened in moments. We now need to help this family in their moment of dire need. 

We ache for the Martinez family and we hope to do whatever we can as a GoFundMe has been set up to offset the financial burden that is expected. Please click the below fundraiser for more information.

All our love and support from ItsNotYouItsMe Media to the Martinez family. 





 
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