Sara has been released from the hospital and her and Jon are temporarily living in an air b&b nearby UC Davis medical center where they are receiving physical therapy and in home care regularly. They are getting stronger everyday. Together they have begun grieving the loss of their two beautiful children and have made plans for services to honor them. Family members are with them everyday to help with physical and emotional care.
Thank you all for the tremendous support you have shown our family in this time of great tragedy. You are the ones who have made it possible for the Shepherd family to be together and continue to hold one another up.
Please continue to keep the Shepherd family in your thoughts and prayers.
Sara and Jon both continue to make progress on their long road to recovering physically. Jon is out of the hospital but staying close by to visit Sara daily in the hospital. Family and friends are with them helping anyway they can.
Jon is doing routine physical therapy. Sara will need 1 more surgery. They are both aware of the passing of their 2 angels.
They have started the emotional healing process that is devastating to go thru as parents. They need our continued love, prayers and support. Help spread the word!
UPDATE 11-6 Jon and Sara continue to improve day by day. They are starting to communicate with family and medical staff. They are trying to move Jon to be with Sara in the Sacramento area. They have a long road ahead of them.
Please continue to keep the family in your hearts, prayers and support them during this time. UPDATE 10-29 It is with a heavy heart to announce the passing of Kressa Jean Shepherd yesterday evening. She is no longer in pain and is with her brother Kai in heaven. Please keep the Shepherd Family in your prayers. My Name is Jay Macedo and I am located in Costa Mesa, California.
UPDATE 10-18 Update from Jonathon's brother Michael Shepherd on family.... Sweet Kressa has the most critical burns listed at greater than 60 percent- her condition has required a minimum of 4 surgeries thus far that have included multiple grafts and the amputation of both legs below the knee. She is the strongest person I have met in life and continues to prove it each day!
Sara is extremely critical with burns listed at 60 percent or greater with multiple areas of 3rd degree (full thickness). Unbelievable strength and will to live!
Jon is critical listed now with burns on 30 percent of his body- 3rd degree to many areas of his body.
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On Monday 10-09-2017 my cousin Jonathon Shepherd's family was devasted by the fires up north. They live in the Redwood Valley area.
There was little time to evacuate. They contacted family at 1:00 am saying they were getting in their car and heading down their mile long driveway. When their car caught fire his family ran to escape the fire. Their 14 year old son Kai passed away in the fire. Jonathon (45), his wife Sara,(40) and their daughter Kressa (17) are in serious condition in 3 different hospital intensive care units with very severe burns.
Jonathan is in a coma and we do not know how much he remembers or aware of the condition of his family and the loss of his son.
We ask for prayer, dontations, and to keep them in your hearts during this time of tragety. It is heart breaking what his family has gone thru and what they face in the coming hours, days, years.
They will have the cost of a service, medical bills, housing and travel for family, and other expenses related to long term recovery.
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We are reaching out to give them our love, prayers, and financial support.