"10 week update and the one that I have been working so unbelievable hard towards. I walked today with one crutch holding my baby boy. Never have I been more excited to feel him in my arms. I know you can't see this but thank you for saving me and making me be able to be Camrons mom Shelby and Kristen I love you both."
June 27, 2014:
"7weeks 2days I am now able to climb stairs while just being supervised. I can use the bathroom unassisted. I can transfer to and from my bed to my chair unassisted. I took my first steps not holding on to anything with just Shelby supporting my hips.Today I walked 195 ft with my new crutches, and balanced on a foam board with a ball between my knees. Also "shopped" in the fake shaws downstairs. I'd say were making progress.
I am trying not to bother people on a daily basis. I understand when you contribute a donation your e-mail is required for updates and such. Some have requested to unsubscribe :-/ Thank you all for every thing you have done for Christina and her family. We have raised over $40,000 but I want to reach the $50,000 goal.
Since my last update Christina is finally starting to pass the blood clots, her catheter has been removed, she has been able to use the facilities on her own as well as shower, and has walked 208 ft as of today. She has a remarkable strength and motivation for her recovery. Every day turns into a milestone.
For anyone interested I will be making t-shirts to cause awareness of the GoFundMe. Please, contact me for regarding any questions. I am also on Twitter now: https://twitter.com/JMort1988
Christina had her first really bad day....due to her extreme willpower in therapy, a blood clot was discovered causing bed rest. The doctors also found an infection around her stitches. So, Christina has been faced with some more obstacles. She tries to remain positive throughout this process, but certain days faces a struggle. Every donation, share, and comment gives her the strength to carry on. Please keep sharing and thank you!!!
**Within the next week Inside Edition will air Christina's interview**
Figure I would leave a quick update about Christina:
Last time I went to visit her, she was sitting in her wheelchair--as part of her therapy. The amazing part is she managed to sit in wheelchair for 6 hours!
In other news, Christina has also been making progress of moving her legs. Just the other day she was able to stand up--with help, of course--for a good minute! Considering the prognosis given from doctors, ALL of her progress is already an overwhelming success.
Thank you to all of her supporters and continuous donations! We have been blessed by your generosity.
I haven't been able to post any updates within the last day or two. Christina has been transferred to rehab and has been making a successful recovery so far. When I went to visit her--to my amazement--she was able to move her legs a couple of times. With two hours of physical therapy every day, she remains in pain but is very hopeful for the future. After every thing that has happened, her main concern is still her son.
In her free time Christina absolutely loves reading the encouraging comments, posts, and donations; feel free to leave a comment! I keep asking all of you to do this, but please continue to share her GoFundMe site and ask ANYONE to donate!!! The donations have slowed down, which is why I need your help. Every amount helps towards the $50,000 goal! Thank you.
A week ago today a mother was able to run with her son, drive an automobile, use her legs in any movement that was necessary without the need of assistance. Every other resident of the Forest Acres fire managed to escape, yet Christina was faced with a horrific ultimatum--Jump 30 ft while holding her son or die.
After kissing her son, Camron, and telling him she loved him, Christina took--what people are calling--a leap of faith. Against all odds Christina then army crawled her son to safety from the falling debris. The fall instantly broke her back; giving her a high possibility of being paralyzed.
Many of her supporters have been calling her a hero, a true definition of what a mother is; but Christina only identifies herself as Camron's mother.
Christina has always been the type of person to put other people's needs before her own--RARELY asks for help--which is why this page was created. She has a long journey ahead of her to recovery, but faces another journey of financial burden. For her and her family's sake I ask for any amount of donation and to PLEASE share this site among your social media sites. Thank you ALL!
Christina has been recognized internationally and nationally for her heroic act. On the Facebook page I created ( https://www.facebook.com/pages/Honoring-Christina-Simoes/1507641659457363) has articles from news stations all over the US. With each donation, Christina has a feeling of relief and appreciation for her supporters. She expressed to me that she wouldn't know how she would get through all of this without YOU! PLEASE CONTINUE TO SHARE THE GOFUNDME THROUGH SOCIAL MEDIA! We CANNOT accomplish our goal without your help! THANK YOU!!!
Her story has been on repeat all over the news, reaching the interest of Good Morning America and CNN. On May 7, 2014 Christina Simoes and her 18 month old son were trapped in a 3 alarm fire on the third floor in Haverhill, MA. She had waited as long as she could for their rescue but was trapped by smoke. Christina was forced to make a sacrificing decision to jump--Camron wrapped in her arms--from the third floor. Not knowing if she would survive, in her heart her son will. To everyone's amazement both Camron and Christina survived the fall. The latest update stated Christina may suffer paralysis for the rest of her life, and when questioned about her condition, her only concern was her son's well-being. Reading comments many viewers had suggested a place of donation, which is why I had created a GoFundMe for Christina. What she considers not a big deal and more of an act of her motherly duty, others view Christina as a true definition of what a mother is. For many, she is a hero.
**ALL DONATIONS WILL BE GIVEN TO CHRISTINA AND HER LITTLE FAMILY FOR UPCOMING MEDICAL BILLS AND ALL THAT WAS LOST IN THE TRAGIC FIRE!! THIS IS NOT A SCAM AS I HAVE BEEN A LONGTIME FRIEND OF CHRISTINA'S (WE LIVED ON THE SAME STREET)!!**
If you prefer to send a donation by check, please contact me personally. Thank you all and God bless!
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"but those who hope in the LORD will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint." - Isaiah 40:31