HAVING A DOUBLE MASTECTOMY SURGERY SET FOR OCTOBER 20TH (HER BIRTHDAY), SHE COULDN'T GO THROUGH WITH IT. Her house was in a state of disrepair, and had mold growing on the ceiling and walls. The floors were wet and water was leaking underneath from the plumbing that had been jarred. The roof was covered by a temporary tarp, and leaked when it rained. She could not face the idea of recovering in this mess.
JAMIE REALIZED SHE COULD NO LONGER POSTPONE THE SURGERY, AND IT IS NOW SET FOR FEBRUARY 20th, 2018. She will be in the hospital in Houston for 8 to 10 days. She will have an 8 week recovery period. She is still trying to find a place to stay while she recovers. The place that she recovers will have to be in a clean bacteria free house.
It would be a great incentive if most of these funds were raised before she returns back from Houston around March 1st or 2nd. It will surely give her hope if she knew that she would have a new clean home to come home too!
DAMAGE TO HER HOME. When Hurricane Harvey hit Jamie's town of Rockport, Texas, there were heavy winds and flooding. The wind blew most of her pre-manufactured home's roof off. All of the shingles were gone and many of the plywood boards were damaged or blown off.
With the high winds blowing much of the roof off, the torrential rains flooded her home's insulation and ceilings. Water ran down the walls and flooded the floors. With disaster relief help, the roof was temporarily repaired with a blue tarp covering.
As time goes by, Jamie, her daughter, and her son have been trying to repair the damages. This photo shows where she has painted over some of the stained and moldy ceiling. Knowing that she cannot pay to replace this house, she continues to try and repair it. She owns the land, so staying here is her best option now.
THE FLOOD WATERS ROSE TO THE BOTTOM OF JAMIE'S HOME. It joggled the house's foundation. With the movement of the home the water pipe in one of the bathrooms broke and flooded that portion of the house. It rendered that bathroom useless.
As disaster relief volunteers, we came to replace Jamie's roof. Seeing the inside damage to the ceiling, insulation, walls, plumbing, electrical and floors of the house, the roof replacement would not fix the problems...the house should be condemned.
HOW CAN WE HELP JAMIE? Friends and acquaintances have told her that if she raises the money for the materials, they will volunteer to provide the labor for the construction of a new tiny house. Jamie is only wanting a modest 900 square foot home to replace the lost pre-manufactured home.
OUR GOAL IS $50,000. Jamie feels that $30,000 to $35,000 will purchase the materials, remove the ruined trailer and give her $15,000 living and medical expenses to get her through the next 3 or 4 months of recovery from the operation.
JAMIE IS A HARDWORKING RESPONSIBLE MOTHER OF THREE AND GRANDMOTHER OF TWO. Jamie has four children, JeAnnette (24), Cody (21), Jody (19), Caleb (14) and two grandchildren Colten (7), and Caiden (5). Caleb is living with her permanently and JeAnnette, Colten and Caiden have been living with her since the hurricane.
JAMIE IS A COMPASSIONATE PERSON WHO WORKS FOR "DEL CIELO HEALTHCARE COMPANY" as a caregiver for the aging. She takes great pride and feels it is her life's calling to take care of the elderly who cannot take care of themselves.
The Campaign Managers. We are Kendall & Celeste Mann. We met Jamie while volunteering with Helping Hands several months after the hurricane. We found that although the major cleanup was going forward, there are many individuals and families that are still struggling and need help. Jamie is one of those persons who, with the medical challenges and the home situation, really needs some extra help.
The funds raised here will go directly into a new separate personal account set up by Jamie. Of the funds raised, 97.1% will go directly into this account. There is a 2.9% service charge for the financial transactions.
- Lloyd Charles Delarosa
- Joye Posey
- Silbestre Porras
- Susan P Leigh
Organizer and beneficiary
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