Hi, my name is Amy Lynn. I’m a resident of Sanibel Island and I am sitting with my 6 furry family members and the clothes on my back feeling very blessed to be alive. That being said, everything I have is gone and I have to start again in a post IAN world. Over the last year I have worked hard at creating my own slice of paradise for my little family on Sanibel Island. I, like so many, was stripped of that paradise when the wrath of hurricane IAN ripped the heart out of our SWFL coastline and took my home and vehicle away. A tremendous amount of thanks to all the first responders who helped evacuate us off island to safety. I want to curl up w my kids and sleep away this nightmare but I won’t. I’m going to work hard at reclaiming a new slice of paradise. I don’t know what that looks like but we’ll take it one day at a time. Asking for help is very humbling, but I really could use it now. Thank you so much. I cannot express how much your compassion means to me and my little Muttley Crew.