Christina Simoes

$40,523 of $50k goal

Raised by 1,085 people in 29 months
Jessica Mortensen  GROVELAND, MA




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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Update 23
27 months ago

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Christina's update as of yesterday:

"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.
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Update 22
27 months ago

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

Thank you all, God bless!
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Update 21
28 months ago

Today is Christina's 25th birthday! Please show some love of writing a comment--she makes a point to read them daily--to make her day that much better.
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Update 20
28 months ago

The preview of Christina's interview aired tonight, which we were told differently. Her actual interview will be aired Monday, June 2nd, at 7 P.M. (Boston area).

http://m.insideedition.com/v/Videos/ComingUpOnNext445/?KSID=83a42a1258dbd517b2263a7b7ff644b3
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Connie Custer
21 months ago

God Bless you!! Your son is very lucky he has such a good mommy! Will donate:)

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Heather Lara
27 months ago

Hope she's doing well

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Heather Lara
27 months ago

It's no bother to receive your updates. I feel very close to this amazing mommy and want to know how she is doing. Keep us up to date ❤️

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Julia Hiebaum
27 months ago

Belated happy birthday Christina! I hope you were able to enjoy a wonderful day with your family, and all the amazing progress that you have been making. Wishing you a fantastic year to come, filled with love, laughter and more successes! All the best and warmest wishes : )

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Violeta Dimitrova
28 months ago

Happy Birthday, dear Christina! May the year that is ahead of you, be filled with lots of victories and joy, as you grow stronger and stronger, and enjoy the love of your little boy! Bless you, brave lady!

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Vanessa Gauzens Vowell
28 months ago

Wishing you the happiest of birthdays! You are an amazing woman and the whole world sees it! God Bless you and your family!

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Al Fidler
28 months ago

Happy birthday Christina! Best wishes for you and your family!!

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Marissa Baxter
28 months ago

Happy Birthday! Lots of love to you and your family x

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Michael Dorr
28 months ago

Happy Birthday! We are all on your side. Take care!

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Amanda Rich
28 months ago

WTG!!!SHE TOOK HER FIRST STEPS TODAY!!

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Heather Lara
28 months ago

You are the best example of what a mother is. I hope everything gets better for you, we are thinking of you everyday.

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Vica Novita
28 months ago

plis help me for my home :'( i'm so need your help :'(

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Kathy Taborn
29 months ago

Thank you, Jessica!👏

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Melissa Vaczy
29 months ago

I have full trust in the person who set this up. I know in my heart this is for my amazing friend & that's why I've been sharing it as much as I can. I sent this story to Ellen. I know my friend will receive all funds donated to help her & her family rebuild what they lost that tragic day & to help with medical bills that I'm sure a quickly piling up. So please don't hesitate to help. Thank you

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Kathy Taborn
29 months ago

I know some folks who are uncomfortable sending cash to an individual/family (any individual/family) vs sending cash to an established trustee - i.e. American Red Cross or someone w/solid track record of handling lg sums of $ to pay medical bills, family expenses, etc. If a trustee can be found to do that, I think you will see even greater financial gifts roll in. Unfortunately, bad examples of giving lg sums of $ to individuals and the $ gets spent, but not on what the givers thought it would go to. Just sharing. Trying to share a way to open the wallets and hearts of many many more givers and helpers.

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Corlee Lauren
29 months ago

I also sent her story to The Ellen Degeneres Show!

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Kimberley Rector
29 months ago

I came across this information in the comments on an article about this story: 'If you would like to help her or the many other victims send to Forrest Acres main office, 28 Forrest Acres Dr Bradford Ma 01835 or American Red Cross 132 Merrimack St Haverhill Ma 01830. please note her by name or Forrest Acres fire victims.'

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Sean Hennessy
29 months ago

My ten year old and I read this amazing story tonite....we both cried. What an amazing act of the human heart so raw and unconditional....so brave .....So thankful you both are still alive! My deepest thoughts and prayers are with you all tonite. I hope you don't hurt and pray for full recovery. GOD BLESS YOU....A hero I'm all our eyes :) peace be with you now and always

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Nicole Cassie
29 months ago

I sent this page to the Ellen DeGeneres show

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Tamara Kay
29 months ago

I was curious if there is an address to send toys, clothing, get well card, etc... ? I'd really like to send some things. This story touched my heart I have a 19 month old daughter and i can only imagine how hard this is for her to not be able to run around with that sweet baby.

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$40,523 of $50k goal

Raised by 1,085 people in 29 months
Created May 8, 2014
JT
$10
Jessica Tomaino
8 months ago
AR
$20
Ana Rocha
20 months ago

Imagino que você fale Português ,portanto quero te parabenizar na minha língua.Fiquei muito feliz por saber que você está se recuperando a cada dia,Que Deus continue abençoando você e sua família !

$20
Anonymous
21 months ago
$10
Anonymous
21 months ago
JF
$50
Jennifer Flaherty
25 months ago

We have been praying for you @ Discovery Church! "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

VG
$20
Vasi Grantsaris
26 months ago
MA
$10
Mary Ann Andruscavage
26 months ago

Brave Mom getting well for baby--best wishes.

SA
$10
Sye Aziz
26 months ago (Monthly Donation)
CL
$20
Cindy Laskevich
27 months ago

You go girl! I am the mother of 5, three of whom are grown- maybe even your age. I am so proud of you--not just your courage then...but your courage and determination now.

$10
Anonymous
27 months ago
Connie Custer
21 months ago

God Bless you!! Your son is very lucky he has such a good mommy! Will donate:)

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Heather Lara
27 months ago

Hope she's doing well

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Heather Lara
27 months ago

It's no bother to receive your updates. I feel very close to this amazing mommy and want to know how she is doing. Keep us up to date ❤️

+ Read More
Julia Hiebaum
27 months ago

Belated happy birthday Christina! I hope you were able to enjoy a wonderful day with your family, and all the amazing progress that you have been making. Wishing you a fantastic year to come, filled with love, laughter and more successes! All the best and warmest wishes : )

+ Read More
Violeta Dimitrova
28 months ago

Happy Birthday, dear Christina! May the year that is ahead of you, be filled with lots of victories and joy, as you grow stronger and stronger, and enjoy the love of your little boy! Bless you, brave lady!

+ Read More
Vanessa Gauzens Vowell
28 months ago

Wishing you the happiest of birthdays! You are an amazing woman and the whole world sees it! God Bless you and your family!

+ Read More
Al Fidler
28 months ago

Happy birthday Christina! Best wishes for you and your family!!

+ Read More
Marissa Baxter
28 months ago

Happy Birthday! Lots of love to you and your family x

+ Read More
Michael Dorr
28 months ago

Happy Birthday! We are all on your side. Take care!

+ Read More
Amanda Rich
28 months ago

WTG!!!SHE TOOK HER FIRST STEPS TODAY!!

+ Read More
Heather Lara
28 months ago

You are the best example of what a mother is. I hope everything gets better for you, we are thinking of you everyday.

+ Read More
Vica Novita
28 months ago

plis help me for my home :'( i'm so need your help :'(

+ Read More
Kathy Taborn
29 months ago

Thank you, Jessica!👏

+ Read More
Melissa Vaczy
29 months ago

I have full trust in the person who set this up. I know in my heart this is for my amazing friend & that's why I've been sharing it as much as I can. I sent this story to Ellen. I know my friend will receive all funds donated to help her & her family rebuild what they lost that tragic day & to help with medical bills that I'm sure a quickly piling up. So please don't hesitate to help. Thank you

+ Read More
Kathy Taborn
29 months ago

I know some folks who are uncomfortable sending cash to an individual/family (any individual/family) vs sending cash to an established trustee - i.e. American Red Cross or someone w/solid track record of handling lg sums of $ to pay medical bills, family expenses, etc. If a trustee can be found to do that, I think you will see even greater financial gifts roll in. Unfortunately, bad examples of giving lg sums of $ to individuals and the $ gets spent, but not on what the givers thought it would go to. Just sharing. Trying to share a way to open the wallets and hearts of many many more givers and helpers.

+ Read More
Corlee Lauren
29 months ago

I also sent her story to The Ellen Degeneres Show!

+ Read More
Kimberley Rector
29 months ago

I came across this information in the comments on an article about this story: 'If you would like to help her or the many other victims send to Forrest Acres main office, 28 Forrest Acres Dr Bradford Ma 01835 or American Red Cross 132 Merrimack St Haverhill Ma 01830. please note her by name or Forrest Acres fire victims.'

+ Read More
Sean Hennessy
29 months ago

My ten year old and I read this amazing story tonite....we both cried. What an amazing act of the human heart so raw and unconditional....so brave .....So thankful you both are still alive! My deepest thoughts and prayers are with you all tonite. I hope you don't hurt and pray for full recovery. GOD BLESS YOU....A hero I'm all our eyes :) peace be with you now and always

+ Read More
Nicole Cassie
29 months ago

I sent this page to the Ellen DeGeneres show

+ Read More
Tamara Kay
29 months ago

I was curious if there is an address to send toys, clothing, get well card, etc... ? I'd really like to send some things. This story touched my heart I have a 19 month old daughter and i can only imagine how hard this is for her to not be able to run around with that sweet baby.

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