"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!!!
I understand people being reluctant to donate to a total stranger or through a site that is handling a large sum of cash. There has already been a fake Facebook page and GoFundMe site copying the exact information as mine. I want to make this clear to viewers, I am NOT a scammer nor would I ever think to take this money for myself. My background makes my name clear; Christina's family helped spread the word of her GoFundMe by giving it to the media. She'll hate me for saying this but I also have pictures of Christina and I.
ALL of your donations--GoFundMe or check--will be personally given to Christina when I visit her in rehab. I'm having certain thins sent to my address to NOT overwhelm her more than she already is.
Facebook message two hours ago:
Me: "I'm glad you have trust in me. Some of the e-mails I've been getting question my motives for the fundraiser."
Christina: "Well thats dumb. I appreciate everything you've done for me. And for working so hard"
I'm sure all of you who have been following have been eager for any update. Whenever Christina updates on Facebook is when I update the GoFundMe. Nothing much has changed in her condition; the news is accurate in their reports of Christina wiggling her toes. For privacy reasons I cannot mention when she is being transported to rehab, but I can say it is sooner than the 10-15 days that was expected. Other than that she remains in a lot of pain and is extremely tired. Christina is very thankful and appreciative of ALL the generosity she has received from you. Thank you!
We accomplished another goal of $30,000!!!! Once again, I have received numerous e-mails to raise the goal and think BIG. With Christina's medical bills rising and having no insurance, she will be in a financial burden on top of replacing every thing that was lost. The story of Christina's heroic jump has reached internationally and spreads throughout the US. Our goal is $100,000, let's do it!
Thank you all for your help in spreading the site and your generous donations. THANK YOU!
Every day Christina's story raises awareness across the nation. It's been viewed from Philadelphia, Indianapolis, Kansas, Cleveland, St. Louis, making the number one spot in "5 most uplifting stories of the week" on USA Today and just continues to warm the hearts of people every where. PLEASE donate or at least spread the word of her GoFundMe site.
We just reached to $12,400! Christina was featured on Good Morning America this morning and continues to remain on the news stations. Her story has even amazingly been recognized throughout the US. PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE continue to share her GoFundMe page or word of mouth EVERY day! Many of you have e-mailed me suggesting to increase the goal to $50,000, so let's do what we can for this miraculous woman! As always, thank YOU!
With another suggestion from supporters, I hope and pray for a response from Ellen Degeneres!
GOOD NEWS!!!!! Make sure to tune in to Good Morning America on Mother's Day; Christina was well enough to do an interview with them! An update from Christina's facebook two hours ago:
"to anyone who is interested i did an exclusive interview with good morning america tonight it is going to be played tomorrow morning between 7 and 10 a.m. Thank you to everyone who has been supporting me and sending me wishes thoughts and prayers and loves it is greatly appreciated I love you all"
Let's try and make this a special Mother's Day for the young mom! Happy Mother's Day to all the mothers! Thank you for your support, continued donations, and spreading awareness of the GoFundMe site.
A couple days have passed since the fire, yet Christina continues to win over the hearts of the community. Her story remains all over the news and gaining more support!
I am aware that many of you are eager to hear any updates about her condition. I was extremely thankful to have briefly spoken to Christina today, but the information I can provide is limited at this time (out of respect for the family). I can say there is hope in the horizon through tedious, hard work. She remains in a lot of pain but continues to put her son's needs before her own. Christina was able to express her appreciation through Facebook yesterday:
"Hello to all my friends and family thank you for all your support.its going to be a long recovery im in a lot of pain but my baby is perfect and thats all that matters."
To EVERY ONE who has generously donated, Christina is overwhelmed in appreciation. Thank you ALL!!! Keep sharing on your social media websites; we have over 1,000 shares and close to $10,000 donated!!!!!
ALL OF YOU ARE ABSOLUTELY AMAZING!!!! Words will never express the generosity you have given. Many of you have personally e-mailed me regarding donations--the current donation locations (for ALL fire victims) are in my last update--and to raise the goal. Well, you got it, $20,000 is our new goal to reach!
Please continue to spread the word and share this through your social media website. That alone has made a difference; as I am excited to announce BOTH Good Morning America and CNN have reached out to me in hopes to interview Christina!! Their goal is to raise more awareness for the GoFundMe site.
Thank you ALL so very much, this couldn't have been done without you! God bless.
This gofundme made it on the news!!! Thank you EVERY ONE!!!! Let's all work together in reaching our goal; we've raised more than half our goal in less than 24 hours!! Please continue to share this page on social media sites and word of mouth.
For those who want to donate clothes, toys, furniture, etc. This is the location list:
Haverhill Police Department
Monday- Friday 8:30-4:30
40 Bailey BlvdHaverhill, MA
Phone: (978) 373-1212
Forest Acres Main Office
28 Forest Acres Dr, Haverhill, MA 01835
Salvation Army Church will be accepting clothing and money donations for 2 weeks
395 Main St, Haverhill, MA 01830
The Salvation Army will be accepting donations for 2 weeks.
132 Merrimack St, Haverhill, MA 01830
Phone: (978) 374-7355
Spero's Martial Arts Academy
27 Westville Rd Plaistow, NH
Wow...to be honest I started becoming discouraged when I kept seeing $0 donated. As soon as I get to work I find myself in anticipation for ANY progress. In less than two hours all of you GENEROUSLY donated a total of $560. I had to take a double take at the number, and instantly became overwhelmed of emotions. Thank you very very much!! Every dollar makes a difference. Please, if you can share this GoFundMe on your social media site it would be greatly appreciated. From the bottom of my heart thank you all for helping!
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
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