Prosthetic Arm for Brother-in-Law

$1,205 of $5,000 goal

Raised by 33 people in 21 months
Mike Taylor
on behalf of Jesse Kinsinger
 LAKELAND, FL
Last night, my brother-in-law, Jesse Kinsinger was the victim of an alligator attack at my apartment complex in Lakeland, FL.

The gator took his hand, and now the majority of his arm has to be removed. I jumped over the railing to get to him last night, when he told me "My hand hurts." I asked him what hand he was talking about, and when he lifted his arm, there was nothing but meat and bone. There wasn't a single thing left. It was also his dominant arm.

My name is Mike Taylor, and I'm trying to raise $100,000 to get him a new working arm. No body deserves to have this happen to them, and my family and I just don't have the money to provide this.

The funds don't have to come immediately; but the sooner the better. This would mean so much to Jesse and our family, and it would enable to have some motor funtion again. He doesn't deserve this just as much as the next person who suffers an attack like this.

Please donate what you can. God bless.
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@Stephanie Sakhleh Ayoub -- Not to discredit your logic, but people swam in lakes long before pools. ;)

Also, just check out Florida News Websites ( www.baynews9.com) for more info.
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I'm still seeing alot of negativity directed toward Jesse directly. He doesn't read these. Best case scenario, you add to your word count for the day, and still bring no one down!

Amendment 1 is a nice thing, though.
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@Jessica Fillmon, I understand what you're saying. But please understand that we're just trying to raise money to help him. It's not like he commited a crime of any sort.
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We've decided to drop the goal down to $5000. It's more of a realistic goal. Any more support from anyone would be wonderful.
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Lana Ullom
21 months ago
7
7

To those leaving insulting comments: If you don't want to give a donation, fine. Don't. Nobody will care. Just move on with your life and be done with it. You are, indeed, entitled to your opinions and choices but leaving negative or insulting comments here just makes you an asshole.

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Jeff Gardner
21 months ago
7
7

Yeah...I don't think so idiot. I'll already have to pay for this because you don't carry insurance

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Casey Beavers
21 months ago
5
5

The negative posts below are sickening to me. What I learned from reading all of the news accounts of this story is how journalism is dead. I didn't see one well reported article on this event. A baker act situation is not at all the same as someone committing a crime and "running from the law". Judgmental people will get theirs. His situation is serious, but I am glad he is alive, because many people with mental issues are led to a standoff with the police that ends in their death (the death of the person with the mental issue). I pray this young man will have a new arm one day, but right now he and his whole family need support and there are effective treatments for PTSD. Which now much of the family needs. Everything they have been through is sufficient to cause PTSD. Why don't we quit judging and start offering support to people who are struggling because we will all be there one day. A kind word, a $5 donation, or just 5 minutes of listening can mean the difference.

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Dawn Cayce
21 months ago
5
5

First of all, I NEVER reply to these types of posts, but the ignorance of some of the posts blows me away. Read the article again. The definition of baker act is : means of providing individuals with emergency services and temporary detention for mental health evaluation and treatment when required, either on a voluntary or an involuntary basis. PTSD and anxiety disorder is a real thing. I know this first hand. So is mental illness. How about if you don't like what you read, move along and why even respond? Some people love to judge and throw their self proclaimed "truth" out there. Prayers for Jesse and family

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Tyler Hyrons
21 months ago
4
4

This is sickening. All of you people making these negative remarks about a situation you have no clue about. You are what's wrong with society nowadays. Blind sheep being led by the media, with no initiative or even desire to learn the truth. Maybe if you knew the scenario, you would feel differently. This man would give you his last dollar if you were hungry. Lol its a shame, how "educated" you people think you are.

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Dane Garcia
21 months ago
4
4

Jesse is great young man and I do my best to look out for him like he is my own son. If you are leaving negative comments because you read a article in the newspaper and dont even know who Jesse i? I have just one question who is the idiot? I read and the family has read what was in the paper and most of it was all incorrect. The EMT didnt arrive just in time to save him it was his brother in law that applied a tourniquet to stop the bleeding and they showed up 6 minute later and the most of the bleeding was under control and if he was running from the cops because he was a criminal they would have arrested him. If you could please leave positive comments only and pray for him to have a speedy recovery if not just keep your comments to yourself and if you just have to say something negative just send them to me.

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Bigman Bruteforce
21 months ago
4
4

He is a wonderful person by the way life is hard and you dont know anything about how much he has been through or where he comes from so how about you kindly go screw yourselfs thanks k bye bye

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Shelby Colón
21 months ago
3
3

Maybe the guys at ucf who run limbitless can help. They make 3D printed prosthetics

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Tricia Boggs-vennetti
21 months ago
3
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For all of the inconsiderate idiots leaving nasty and negative comments... You have no idea what this family has been through... It's going to be hard enough for him to recover as well as the rest of the family to emotionally recover ... We don't need your ignorant comments. Don't want to make a donation? Fine... We don't need your two cents either then... God forbid anything were to happen tragic to someone you love we would be the LAST family to wish something bad on you or to try to make it worse for you and yours in any way... We are only asking for that same courtesy. If you don't want to comment something positive or helpful then take your stupid comments and go discuss amongst yourselves elsewhere.... They are going through enough... And I'm sure some of the ones making these rude comments are perfect angels who've never made a mistake in their lives or struggled with any kind of mental illness right? Or maybe your mistakes are just hidden little secrets that didn't end up on the news for know it all losers with nothing better to do than try to drag others down in their time of need to critique... Seriously goodbye.... I'm sure there's another Facebook or Twitter drama you can go get yourselves involved in... Your comments of anything other than positivity and prayer are not welcome here.

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Bigman Bruteforce
21 months ago
3
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Hey yall keep your negative comments to yourself you probably dont even know the guy!!!

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Nathan Dix
21 months ago
2
2

"It's the cops fault"? Take some self responsibility dumb ass. You ran from the cops, you jumped in the water... Now you want others to pay for your mistake. The anti-police sentiment these days is sickening but you take the cake. I'm sorry you lost your arm but everything thing that happened was your own fault.

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Sander Ella Bender
21 months ago
2
2

I'm guessing some of you nasty people skimmed the article took one look at him and came to your opinion based solely on that right? You didn't need to click on this page, you could've just ignored it and went on but , no. This guy is having a rough time in his life and all you can do is insult the man when he's down. I wonder how many of you call yourselves Christians too. You people make me sick! Jesse, you sound like a nice person and I hope you get the money you need. I will do what I can. I truly hope you can find peace to overcome your PTSD.

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Roger Brown
21 months ago
2
2

@Mallory Woodhouse, you are wrong. Mike did find him. The cops showed up sometime after that.

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Carrie Meyers
21 months ago
2
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U guys believe everything that the papers feed u the newspaper as well obviously if he was wanted by the cops they would arrested him don't u think! Smh enough with the negative bs either donate or dont

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Jeffrey Williams
21 months ago
2
2

Sorry about your brother, I just heard about it on TomoNews US on YouTube, but I wouldn't say that they were reporting on your brother on your family's behalf, you might want to check it out. Sorry I am hurting for money as well, trying to pay off my grandmother's funeral or I would donate to your cause.

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Dianne Deven
13 months ago
1
1

( I knew the injured party as a child-- he was charming, nice, funny, and brave, He ran the gauntlet of neighborhood bullies-- to take my trash to the dumpster. I am a somewhat disabled, senior woman. If had any money which wasn't earmarked for bills, I would help more. My husband died last year, and I have a very reduced budget... as soon as my next check is deposited-- I will send him what I can spare. It won't be large , it will be from my heart -- his injury upset me greatly. He deserves to finish his education. I am very concerned about his health -I hope and pray he gets the best medical, and psychological care + counseling possible. And for bullies who express evil, hateful sentimens, -- I care.

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Tiffany Lea Larson
21 months ago
1
1

Lol someone said "he suffers from ptsd is he a vet" do you think the only people that suffer from ptsd are vets ? If you read the article you would see he has ptsd from protecting his mother in a home invasion and got shot twice. Even if it is his fault he lost his arm... does that mean we shouldn't help him ? Yall need to get off your high horse and realize we all make mistakes. He went through a horrible traumatic event ...he's lucky to be alive and you want to shame him. This world is full of self absorbed and self righteous asshats...it disgusts me.

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Kayli Elaine
21 months ago
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Praying for Jesse and his family. You guys know what happened and that is all that matters

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Jessica Fillmon
21 months ago
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This is what makes me MAD!!! Tell the WHOLE truth. ....he was a victim of a gator attack because he was fleeing from the police that his mother called on him because she thought that he was a danger to his self and his mental issues he has. She was scared he might hurt himself or others and he tried to hide in a lake that CLEARLY has signs posted about alligators. Yes, its a shame it happened but take responsibility for your own decisions and stop trying to make him sound like a victim. He made his own choice and there are consequences for the choices you make in life.

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Doreen Hallak Fesko
21 months ago
1
1

For all the people posting the negative comments, just remember "there but for the grace of God go I". Be grateful if you have a happy, healthy family. From what I read from article, the young man suffers from the mental health issues from a traumatic event that he had no control over that happened to him. Hopeful your family will never have something bad happen to them. To the family of Jesse; prayers to your family and I hope that your family member finds the care he needs and the peace of mind he deserves.

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Raised by 33 people in 21 months
Created May 12, 2016
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Paula Valentino
21 months ago

Had a little more, so giving a little more. That's what it is about. <3

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Anonymous
21 months ago
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$25
Anton Kalaj
21 months ago

You will emerge stronger from this. Trust in life. All the best to you.

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Anonymous
21 months ago
$25
Doug Drexler
21 months ago

I don't know you, kid, but I feel for you. I can't imagine a more horrifying thing. You'll overcome.

$50
Paula Valentino
21 months ago
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1

Jesse don't listen to the idiots. You're a good kid and you were scared. You're going to be all right now. As far as the judgmental jerks and comedians out there; screw them. Take care <3

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Anonymous
21 months ago
Lana Ullom
21 months ago
7
7

To those leaving insulting comments: If you don't want to give a donation, fine. Don't. Nobody will care. Just move on with your life and be done with it. You are, indeed, entitled to your opinions and choices but leaving negative or insulting comments here just makes you an asshole.

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Jeff Gardner
21 months ago
7
7

Yeah...I don't think so idiot. I'll already have to pay for this because you don't carry insurance

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Casey Beavers
21 months ago
5
5

The negative posts below are sickening to me. What I learned from reading all of the news accounts of this story is how journalism is dead. I didn't see one well reported article on this event. A baker act situation is not at all the same as someone committing a crime and "running from the law". Judgmental people will get theirs. His situation is serious, but I am glad he is alive, because many people with mental issues are led to a standoff with the police that ends in their death (the death of the person with the mental issue). I pray this young man will have a new arm one day, but right now he and his whole family need support and there are effective treatments for PTSD. Which now much of the family needs. Everything they have been through is sufficient to cause PTSD. Why don't we quit judging and start offering support to people who are struggling because we will all be there one day. A kind word, a $5 donation, or just 5 minutes of listening can mean the difference.

+ Read More
Dawn Cayce
21 months ago
5
5

First of all, I NEVER reply to these types of posts, but the ignorance of some of the posts blows me away. Read the article again. The definition of baker act is : means of providing individuals with emergency services and temporary detention for mental health evaluation and treatment when required, either on a voluntary or an involuntary basis. PTSD and anxiety disorder is a real thing. I know this first hand. So is mental illness. How about if you don't like what you read, move along and why even respond? Some people love to judge and throw their self proclaimed "truth" out there. Prayers for Jesse and family

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Tyler Hyrons
21 months ago
4
4

This is sickening. All of you people making these negative remarks about a situation you have no clue about. You are what's wrong with society nowadays. Blind sheep being led by the media, with no initiative or even desire to learn the truth. Maybe if you knew the scenario, you would feel differently. This man would give you his last dollar if you were hungry. Lol its a shame, how "educated" you people think you are.

+ Read More
Dane Garcia
21 months ago
4
4

Jesse is great young man and I do my best to look out for him like he is my own son. If you are leaving negative comments because you read a article in the newspaper and dont even know who Jesse i? I have just one question who is the idiot? I read and the family has read what was in the paper and most of it was all incorrect. The EMT didnt arrive just in time to save him it was his brother in law that applied a tourniquet to stop the bleeding and they showed up 6 minute later and the most of the bleeding was under control and if he was running from the cops because he was a criminal they would have arrested him. If you could please leave positive comments only and pray for him to have a speedy recovery if not just keep your comments to yourself and if you just have to say something negative just send them to me.

+ Read More
Bigman Bruteforce
21 months ago
4
4

He is a wonderful person by the way life is hard and you dont know anything about how much he has been through or where he comes from so how about you kindly go screw yourselfs thanks k bye bye

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Shelby Colón
21 months ago
3
3

Maybe the guys at ucf who run limbitless can help. They make 3D printed prosthetics

+ Read More
Tricia Boggs-vennetti
21 months ago
3
3

For all of the inconsiderate idiots leaving nasty and negative comments... You have no idea what this family has been through... It's going to be hard enough for him to recover as well as the rest of the family to emotionally recover ... We don't need your ignorant comments. Don't want to make a donation? Fine... We don't need your two cents either then... God forbid anything were to happen tragic to someone you love we would be the LAST family to wish something bad on you or to try to make it worse for you and yours in any way... We are only asking for that same courtesy. If you don't want to comment something positive or helpful then take your stupid comments and go discuss amongst yourselves elsewhere.... They are going through enough... And I'm sure some of the ones making these rude comments are perfect angels who've never made a mistake in their lives or struggled with any kind of mental illness right? Or maybe your mistakes are just hidden little secrets that didn't end up on the news for know it all losers with nothing better to do than try to drag others down in their time of need to critique... Seriously goodbye.... I'm sure there's another Facebook or Twitter drama you can go get yourselves involved in... Your comments of anything other than positivity and prayer are not welcome here.

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Bigman Bruteforce
21 months ago
3
3

Hey yall keep your negative comments to yourself you probably dont even know the guy!!!

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Nathan Dix
21 months ago
2
2

"It's the cops fault"? Take some self responsibility dumb ass. You ran from the cops, you jumped in the water... Now you want others to pay for your mistake. The anti-police sentiment these days is sickening but you take the cake. I'm sorry you lost your arm but everything thing that happened was your own fault.

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Sander Ella Bender
21 months ago
2
2

I'm guessing some of you nasty people skimmed the article took one look at him and came to your opinion based solely on that right? You didn't need to click on this page, you could've just ignored it and went on but , no. This guy is having a rough time in his life and all you can do is insult the man when he's down. I wonder how many of you call yourselves Christians too. You people make me sick! Jesse, you sound like a nice person and I hope you get the money you need. I will do what I can. I truly hope you can find peace to overcome your PTSD.

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Roger Brown
21 months ago
2
2

@Mallory Woodhouse, you are wrong. Mike did find him. The cops showed up sometime after that.

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Carrie Meyers
21 months ago
2
2

U guys believe everything that the papers feed u the newspaper as well obviously if he was wanted by the cops they would arrested him don't u think! Smh enough with the negative bs either donate or dont

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Jeffrey Williams
21 months ago
2
2

Sorry about your brother, I just heard about it on TomoNews US on YouTube, but I wouldn't say that they were reporting on your brother on your family's behalf, you might want to check it out. Sorry I am hurting for money as well, trying to pay off my grandmother's funeral or I would donate to your cause.

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Dianne Deven
13 months ago
1
1

( I knew the injured party as a child-- he was charming, nice, funny, and brave, He ran the gauntlet of neighborhood bullies-- to take my trash to the dumpster. I am a somewhat disabled, senior woman. If had any money which wasn't earmarked for bills, I would help more. My husband died last year, and I have a very reduced budget... as soon as my next check is deposited-- I will send him what I can spare. It won't be large , it will be from my heart -- his injury upset me greatly. He deserves to finish his education. I am very concerned about his health -I hope and pray he gets the best medical, and psychological care + counseling possible. And for bullies who express evil, hateful sentimens, -- I care.

+ Read More
Tiffany Lea Larson
21 months ago
1
1

Lol someone said "he suffers from ptsd is he a vet" do you think the only people that suffer from ptsd are vets ? If you read the article you would see he has ptsd from protecting his mother in a home invasion and got shot twice. Even if it is his fault he lost his arm... does that mean we shouldn't help him ? Yall need to get off your high horse and realize we all make mistakes. He went through a horrible traumatic event ...he's lucky to be alive and you want to shame him. This world is full of self absorbed and self righteous asshats...it disgusts me.

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Kayli Elaine
21 months ago
1
1

Praying for Jesse and his family. You guys know what happened and that is all that matters

+ Read More
Jessica Fillmon
21 months ago
1
1

This is what makes me MAD!!! Tell the WHOLE truth. ....he was a victim of a gator attack because he was fleeing from the police that his mother called on him because she thought that he was a danger to his self and his mental issues he has. She was scared he might hurt himself or others and he tried to hide in a lake that CLEARLY has signs posted about alligators. Yes, its a shame it happened but take responsibility for your own decisions and stop trying to make him sound like a victim. He made his own choice and there are consequences for the choices you make in life.

+ Read More
Doreen Hallak Fesko
21 months ago
1
1

For all the people posting the negative comments, just remember "there but for the grace of God go I". Be grateful if you have a happy, healthy family. From what I read from article, the young man suffers from the mental health issues from a traumatic event that he had no control over that happened to him. Hopeful your family will never have something bad happen to them. To the family of Jesse; prayers to your family and I hope that your family member finds the care he needs and the peace of mind he deserves.

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