SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) — A donation fund has been started for the San Francisco window cleaner who survived an 11-story fall last month.

The family of 50-year-old Pedro Perez has asked for donations to help pay for his recovery costs and mounting family bills after he fell about 130 feet while washing the windows of 400 Montgomery Street on November 21st.

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“Our dad’s life is the best gift we could’ve received this holiday season,” says his 19-year old daughter, Monica Perez. “But our family just lost its main breadwinner, and we need help staying above water as we navigate a difficult recovery process.”

Perez suffered internal bleeding as well as a broken arm and fractured pelvis, according to his daughter.

In a televised interview, she said he is off a breathing machine and he is talking. His family is expected to give an update on his condition in Oakland on Monday.

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Perez’ wife, Marcella, said through a translator, that when the accident initially happened, she was mistakenly told that he had died.

Perez suffered a broken pelvis, brain trauma, ruptured an artery and broke his arm. He will spend Christmas in the hospital but will soon be moved to a rehabilitation facility in Pleasanton.

“It’s not easy to be here asking for help, but Pedro was always a very hard worker,” the family said through a translator. “He was always the one helping us make ends meet.”

Donations for his rehabilitation fund will be accepted online:

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