Leidys interviewed on CNN
As I sit in my dry home in los Angeles i am grateful for all that i have. Unfortunately the same cannot be said for my first cousin (my father’s sister’s son), Ted Shull and his wife Leidys Dayana Shull who have lost all of their possessions in the flooding in Houston from Hurricane Harvey.
Besides Ted and Leidys and their one-year-old son Bradley, they also provided housing for their extended family. Twelve people in this household are now homeless, including three children under the age of 5.
Until mid day today they were stuck in the middle of the worst flooding. Leidys made a phone call and did an on air interview with CNN. This call thankfully facilitated their rescue. They are now in a hotel with 12 of them in 3 rooms.
Now, two cars and their house sit in 6 plus feet of water. Most of their personal possessions are destroyed and the costs will be huge to recover what they can salvage. They will rebuild their lives but the cost will surely be staggering.
Sadly, Hurricane Harvey was not their first experience with flooding. They lived in New Orleans in 2005 during Hurricane Katrina and lost everything in that disaster. They never imagined that history would repeat itself so forcefully in their lives.
Money cannot buy happiness, but not having it to rebuild can sure make things unpleasant. They are all safe and that is saying something. Every little bit will help them get thru right away and eventually back on their feet.
As of now the though is to use these funds to help them replace their cars. Basic transportation is extremely important especially while rebuding their life. Ted and will coordinate the optimal time for me to either write the check for him or directly to getting the car. I, Blair Thompson will be handling the funding of this campaign to the Shills benefit when the time comes. I can be reached directly at [email redacted] .
Thank you for your love and generosity!
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