ER Nurse Discovers That ‘John Doe’ Is Her Brother, Cesar Andres Medina

ER Nurse Discovers That ‘John Doe’ Is Her Brother, Cesar Andres Medina

Angela Markus

A nurse working in the emergency room at a Mission Viejo hospital was devastated to learn that the hit-and-run victim she and her team had trying to save was her younger brother.

Jennifer Medina is a nurse at Mission Hospital, and a 23-year-old man was brought in for injuries sustained in a hit-and-run, according to the reports of a local newspaper. When Medina and another hospital employee searched for something to identify the man with, Medina spotted a wallet that seemed somewhat familiar.

When the other employee opened it up, Medina immediately realized the man was her younger brother, Cesar Andres Medina. The brain trauma her brother sustained as a result of the crash was too severe for him to survive.



Cesar Andres, who went by Andy, had been skateboarding when he was hit by a truck near San Juan Capistrano around 10 p.m. The driver of the truck was later identified as 19-year-old Andrew Christopher Michaels, who was arrested at his home in Laguna Niguel. The truck Michaels was driving when he allegedly hit Andy Medina was found at his home.

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On a GoFundme page, Medina started for her family she wrote, “My whole world collapsed as I did. The nurses I call my friends all came and helped me as I cried on the hospital floor. They got me to a bed, and I asked, ‘Is he gone?’ Yes, he’s gone.”



She continued, “Andy had so many goals for his future and was taken from all of us too soon.”

What devastating odds! Our hearts go out to their family and loved ones.