Shave Ice Ice Baby

33381700_1538343853875971_r.jpegThe Jaguars aren't the only TEAL in town! If you have a child that plays Soccer at Veterans, a daughter that plays Softball at Aberdeen, a son that plays Football in Jacksonville than you most likely recognize the teal shave ice trailer.  Michael and Kim Hamrick have been pillars in the Jacksonville community over the last decade. 

If you have had the pleasure of meeting "Mr. Mike" then you most likely know that he would do just about anything for anyone! He has made such a huge impact not only to me, but each and every child that walks away from him with a HUGE smile on their face. 
It is with a loving heart that I reach out to the community in his time of need, because I know neither he nor Mrs. Kim would ever ask. 

Unexpectedly, Michael had a medical emergency, which led to him being hospitalized. We started our prayer warriors, and left the rest to God. Within the first three days we realized that the situation had become  more serious.  

Mr. Mike has Type II Diabetes, and while typically this wouldn't be cause for concern, this time it was. Mike had a small scratch on his foot which led to severe pain.  His adoring wife forced our stubborn Shave Ice Man to the hospital! Thank GOD she did! Mike's diabetes had wreaked havoc in his right foot, and it had begun to climb up his right leg. The doctors, along with Mike & Kim, had the first surgery completed. He had a lost a his second toe. He came out surgery, and started the healing process, not just emotionally but physically, but not for long! 

The Doctors reassessed him 48-72 hours later and gave Mike a choice. They could remove his right foot, but feared they would not remove all the dead tissue or they could remove from the knee and below. After much prayer, Mike chose to remove his right leg at the knee. 

That is where the community comes in. Mr. Mike and Mrs. Kim have been in the hospital together for the last 14 days. He has now been moved to Brooks Rehabilitation in Jacksonville. 

With a humble heart, I ask that we come together and give what we can to help assist Mike's beautiful wife while she not only supports her husband through this life altering change, but also manages to work as much as possible to provide. This must be a heavy burden for her, and must be very difficult for Mike. He is always with her, always doing, and never complaining...well not too much. :) 

100% of the donations received will go directly to Mike's hospital bills, and rehabilitation cost. This will be a huge help to the both of them!

Caralee and Lawrence


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Organizer and beneficiary

Caralee P. Hollis 
Organizer
Jacksonville, FL
Kim Hamrick 
Beneficiary
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