Tampa Bay Times images by: Luis Santana
Joel Jaca was urged by others to start a GoFundMe page to help raise funds after losing everything in a major fire. After listening to his story and photographing his family taking shelter in a hotel room we published the story in the Tampa Bay Times and online at Tampabay.com There GoFundMe page reached their goal of $5,000. A few days after the story ran I visited Joel and his family to see how they were doing. He told me that a generous person who read the story came to the hotel he was staying at and offered to pay the down payment on any place they chose to live to help them get back on their feet.
Taking the controls to do loops and rolls in the Jack Links Extra 300 aerobatic airplane Slugged Airfest.
On stage with headliners at the Sunset Music Festival Slugged SMF.
Crowd surfer at the final Van’s Warped Tour in St. Petersburg slugged warped.
In the sky above Hurricane Michael with the NOAA Hurricane Hunters.
Drone Views of Red Tide in Pinellas County Beaches Slugged red tide.
Je’Hyrah Daniels died after her mother left her in the middle of the Hillsborough River to drown.
Photographing SpaceX’s new Falcon Heavy Rocket at Cape Canaveral on the launch pad a day before launch and on launch day.