Recovering From The Tubbs Fire

Hello there, My name is Virginia Usmany. The recent Northern California fire storms (Tubbs Fire)
in Santa Rosa, CA has devastated me and changed my life drastically.  My life will never be the same. I've lost  everything I accumulated in my 54yrs. My car, furniture, appliances, personal belongings and all my cherished photos.  I was considered the keeper of all my family's photos, from grandparents to parents to siblings to nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts and uncles everyone.  I love pictures, my hallways where plastered with them, anyone who knows me, this is what was a big part of me, the pictures. I lost ever video & photo I took of my son
Kevin Jr. since the day he was born.  He's now 28 with a family of his own and I was going to pass down all the videos and photos so he could share them with his son, my grandson Henry.  I also lost special things handed down to me by my parents pots and pans and kitchen wares from my beloved mom,  Christine Usmany. Also passed down from her mom my beloved Oma Wilhelmina Rehatta.  From my  Indonesian heritage there were  statues and hand crafted bamboo pictures of my parents home land given to me by my dear father Daniel Usmany. I also lost fancy dinner China sets and tons of princess house crystal (dated back to my early teens), I was an avid collector of baseball cards and sports memorabilia and from one of my favorite artists, Jack Johnson, I had 8 signed guitars. Gosh, just thinking about the numerous things that make a person feel NORMAL is saddening, from my elementary school pictures at JB Sullivan to my high school year books at BPHS. The loss of all these things made me realize that I'm not as materialistic as I once thought i was, things can be replaced and life must go on, right? At first I was in shock! Then I was numb. Then the sadness came flooding in which turned to anger, but after sifting through the rubble only to find everything in ashes actually liberated me to want to start a new chapter in my life and I hang on to all the memories and cherish them as they will carry me through my new adventure. So I'm asking if you can find it in your heart to help me move forward, any amount will help me out.  I would like to begin a whole new NORMAL!! Thanks in advance for your consideration and thank you to those who have already donated and supported me toward this new venture.
Much Love,
Virginia
  • James Young III  
    • $50 
    • 35 mos
  • Victor Cajiao  
    • $10 
    • 35 mos
  • maria negrete 
    • $50 
    • 35 mos
  • Melissa Wagner  
    • $50 
    • 35 mos
  • Andrew Goins 
    • $30 
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Virginia Usmany 
Organizer
Santa Rosa, CA
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