Help for Jay & Lynn Ellis

31915468_1533644593298714_r.jpeg31915468_1533644628620710_r.jpegMy parents, Jay and Lynn, have lived in the Las Vegas area for over 15 years. My mother Lynn was diagnosed with dementia onset Alzheimer's, which meant my father, Jay, was now her sole caregiver. They decided living their retirement too far from family wasn't worth it and decided to sell everything and purchase a "new to them" motor home and move to North Carolina to be closer to the family.
On Thursday, August 2nd, 2018 while traveling on I-40 in Oklahoma near the town of Okemah they were involved in a traffic accident. It was reported that the motor home went off the road, through the median, and into a wooded area striking several trees. It wasn't until the motor home hit head on into a larger tree that they were able to stop. Besides cuts, bumps, and bruises my mother did not suffer any major injuries from the accident. We thought the same of my father, Jay, until later at the hospital it was found that he was having complications and was placed on a life flight to Tulsa's heart hospital for a possible heart attack. My mother, Lynn, remained at the hospital in Okemah until my sister was able to fly in to care for her and await my arrival as I was driving in from North Carolina. Since Jay has been in Tulsa, we have learned that he passed out while driving from cardiac complications. We have also found that he had 100% blockage in one artery. He had surgery on August 6th to have stints placed in his artery and will have surgery again on August 7th to get a pacemaker. Lynn has been good since this incident. However, being that my mother suffers from Alzheimer's, there's no proper way to communicate what is happening to her. After arriving in Oklahoma and assessing everything and seeing the motor home I am amazed that they are still with us. My mother was fortunately lying down in the motor home's bed resting when this occurred and that saved her life being as the tree that finally stopped the motor home from rolling impaled the passenger seat. At this time we are looking for any assistance to help with covering all expenses that have incurred during this traumatic event. I have been able to salvage a few of their items, but nothing can come close to the amount of things that were lost. They have basically lost almost all of their possessions as a result of this incident. Thank you in advance for any assistance and please pray for both of them, their family, and for an easy recovery. Jason Ellis

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Jason Ellis 
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Sanford, NC
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