LEHIGH ACRES, Fl. (WBBH) – The man simply known as the Lehigh Acres “Hot Dog Guy” is back in the hospital and facing surgery, according to his family.
Kelvis Maiguel, who is well known in the Lehigh Acres community, experienced what his family called a “massive pain attack” while working his hot dog stand on Tuesday. He was rushed to the hospital where doctors found a buildup of mass and liquid on his liver, a family member told NBC-2’s Gage Goulding.
He was kept in the hospital overnight Tuesday for surgery on Wednesday.
The new complications stem from a shooting that nearly cost Maiguel his life. He was shot while working his roadside stand in May. The Lee County Sheriff’s Office arrested and charged 25-year-old James Gonzalez in the shooting.
Following the shooting in late May, Maiguel spent more than a month in the hospital rehabilitating. He was released in July and reopened his stand on July 19, just one day before his 28th birthday.
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Within a week, he has forced by Lee County to move his stand from the corner of Homestead Road South and Milwaukee Boulevard. A county spokesperson told NBC-2 the vacant shopping mall he was set up at was entering a construction phase to be converted into the East Lee County Government Complex.
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Maiguel now has his stand set up on Alabama Road in Lehigh Acres, where he experienced the pain attack.
His family is waiting for a complete diagnosis following Maiguel’s surgery on Wednesday.
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