New life for Jael & Kaiden - Irma

Jael (3) and Kaiden (1 1/2) were living a typical island life on St.Maarten. They lived right on the lagoon side and when not outdoors playing you could find them in their grandmother's gym.
On September 5th 2017 tragedy struck when hurricane Irma, the largest hurricane to ever make landfall in the Atlantic, destroyed their home and everything they ever had.During the storm they were staying in their greatgrandfather's house which was above their house and had to hide behind a door for cover while the 200+ mph gusts blew the roof off of the house. Meanwhile, their house downstairs was flooded to the roof. All they had left was the one suitcase that their mother had packed before the storm. Once the eye of the storm passed they were able to run quickly with their family to the chinese restaurant in the same building in order to ride out the second half of the storm.
Once the storm had finally passed the devastation was more than anyone could had imagined. Everything they had ever owned was gone. With nowhere to live they stayed a few days in the chinese restaurant. A week later they were fortunate enough to be evacuated on a military plane and are now in Canada along with their mother and grandmother staying with amazing friends.
The funds from this campaign will go towards supporting the boys for at least one year while a stable situation is figured out for them and their family.

  • Jamie Skelly 
    • $50 
    • 46 mos
  • Jamie & Alex Truesdale  
    • $25 
    • 47 mos
  • Eugenia Richardson 
    • $100 
    • 47 mos
  • Rose Marie Donaldson 
    • $50 
    • 48 mos
  • April Freitag 
    • $100 
    • 48 mos
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Organizer and beneficiary

Lili Peterson 
Gravenhurst, ON
Ibon Palacio 
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