St John, Virgin Islands before Hurricane Irma hit.
lots of love for a growing family
This video was pre-hurricanes.
Before and after Hurricane Irma and Maria hit.
Coral Bay, St John and the property where Brian and Ally live.
Pregnant, homeless and jobless.
All in a blink of an eye.
We try to plan our lifes, get a good job, work really hard, create a good relationship and marriage then finally take the leap and start a family. The plan was there and both Brian and Ally were working hard every day. Long hours for Ally as a wedding planner for a Resort on St John in the US Virgin Islands. Shaun Brian was a chef for restaurant on St John and had just put some hard work mentally and physically into opening another restaurant on the North side of St Thomas. She was nearing her fourth month of pregnancy, making plans for the birth. With a new puppy and their loving 8 yr old Ras dog, life was getting exciting. They had spent the last year building their Tiny House and HGTV had shown the world how hard they had been working. After the show aired they kept working on their days off to make the house even better. This was their first place they really could call home and they were putting a lot of passion into it.
September 6th came and blew everything away. It didn't sink in till after the second storm, Maria blew through. It sealed the deal. They would have to leave it all behind. The tiny house is still standing but it endured some water and wind damage. Their other two family cottages on the property look like a box of toothpicks was tossed onto the property. They were completely destroyed. The home they love, they now must leave. They have no jobs. The resort closed indefinitely and the restaurants sustainted too much damage to support them. Not to mention the scare of the Zika virus increasing with torrential rains that fell. This is only part of the hardship. They were off island for a preplanned summer visit to Ally's family in Naples Florida. Now they had to run from the storm heading into Naples. The dog's were being boarded for the 9 days they would be gone. Well the 9 days turned into 20 days. Brian had to fly back before the second storm Maria hit to rescue the two dogs. That ended up being a $1,600 boarding bill. Brain's truck window blew in causing lots of damage from rain and mildew.
I know it is hard for these two driven people to stop and ask for help so I am asking for them. Please help Brian and Ally get their feet back on the ground
They have flights, a lost job means no insurance for medical bill for a baby on the way, kennel bills along with all the transportation to get dogs, run from the Hurricane Irma that chased them from Florida to Georgia.
Now they are pregnant and homeless and jobless.
Their destroyed "well-laid-out" plan needs a little love and encouragement from the loving community around the world.
UPDATE: After going from Florida to Georgia to North Carolina back to Florida staying with four different wonderful helpful family members and running from the storm here in the states too, both actively rearranging everything in there lives, cleaning up their belongings in St John and shipping what they could, they are soon moving to a new state to start a new job right after the baby is born. New hopes, new dreams, new life.
Shaun and Ally would like to say, "Thank you everyone that helped with your well wishes and financial help. It made such a difference in understanding we are not alone. "
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