Burial Costs of Juan de Leon Gutierrez

Update on our fundraising campaign as of May 13, 2019

We appreciate your donations and support in sharing our campaign. We are not blaming anyone for his death. We don’t have all the information yet on the cause of his death. Our intention is to provide relief for Juanito’s family.

The consulate is paying for the transportation of Juan’s remains from Texas to the Guatemalan airport. Your donations will assist the family in transportation from the airport to the rural town of Tizamarte Camotan, Chiquimula, which is several hours and a few miles from the Honduras border, and other costs associated with the funeral.
ALL THE DONATIONS we receive through this campaign are for Juan’s family.

Please connect with us if you have any questions.

Thank you
NTD Team


Mensaje actualizado sobre nuestra campaña a partir del 12 de Mayo, 2019

Agradecemos sus donaciones y apoyo al compartir nuestra campaña.
No estamos culpando a nadie por su muerte.
Aún no tenemos toda la información sobre la causa de su muerte. Nuestra intención es brindar alivio a la familia de Juanito.

El consulado está pagando el transporte de los restos de Juan desde Texas hasta el aeropuerto de Guatemala. Sus donaciones ayudarán a la familia en el transporte desde el aeropuerto hasta el pueblo de Tizamarte Camotan, Chiquimula, que se encuentra a varias horas y algunas millas de la frontera con Honduras y otros costos asociados con el funeral. TODAS LAS DONACIONES que recibimos a través de esta campaña son para la familia de Juan.

Por favor, póngase en contacto con nosotros si tiene alguna pregunta.
Gracias El equipo de NoTeDejes.com.




NoTeDejes Media Foundation is launching a fundraiser to assist the family of Juan de León Gutiérrez, a 16-year old Guatemalan boy who died in U.S. custody on April 30, 2019 just days after crossing the border into the U.S.

Gutiérrez is the third migrant child from Guatemala to die in U.S. custody since December.  Seven-year-old Jackeline Caal died in the custody of U.S. Customs and Border Protection on Dec. 8, 2018, and eight-year-old Felipe Gomez Alonzo died on December 24, 2018.

NoTeDejes has been given permission from the family of Juan de León Gutiérrez to raise funds for funeral expenses. The goal is to raise $15,000 to assist with transporting Gutiérrez’s body and burial costs.

“Our goal is to assist immigrants regardless of documentation and to help make their lives easier. Raising funds for the funeral expenses for Juan de León Gutiérrez is very much in line with the mission of our organization, and this effort makes sense given our connections with the Guatemalan community,” said Angel Cordova, NoTeDejes Community Liaison.

“We’re saddened that migrant children keep dying in U.S. custody. Guatemala has been a victim of U.S. foreign policy through the past several decades, and now parts of that country have been devastated by drought, a consequence of climate change. NoTeDejes is eager to assist the Gutiérrez family to bring their child to his final resting place,” said Tony Herrera, Founder of NoTeDejes.