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Jimmy needs a new vehicle

$7,235 of $15,000 goal

Raised by 83 people in 5 months
Gerald "Jimmy" Ellis, a life-long Florence resident and decorated Marine veteran, lost his sole source of reliable transportation in a car fire Dec. 28.

Ellis, 60, had just returned home from a VA appointment in Colorado Springs when he smelled fuel. Just as he started to exit the vehicle, something in the engine exploded, catching Ellis' legs on fire and burning up the car's engine.

"I came out of that car engulfed in flames," Ellis said. "I pulled my coat over my head, I covered my face, and I came out of it."

Ellis sustained blistering and reddening on his body, but he did not seek medical treatment for this incident. However, he does require medical treatment regularly for other health and medical issues at the VA clinics in Colorado Springs and Denver.

Ellis currently lives on $600 a month, and he has been fighting for several years for his VA disability.

He said he has been deeply touched by so many people who have pitched in to help him, especially when those individuals don't really have much to give.

"That means a lot to me," he said. "Every little bit helps.

"All I want is to have a roof over my head, have a house, not go hungry and make it to my doctors, because with my medical issues, seeing my doctors is what is keeping me alive. I need to always be able to go to my doctors and to the hospital. I don't like it, but there's nothing I can do about it. It's just what has happened to me and the circumstances I have, and my life depends on it."

(Daily Record Article)
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Hello to everyone and thank you for your continued support for Gerald(Jimmy). My name is Angel Simms-Adair good friend to Jimmy. As you know we are raising funds so Jimmy can get a new reliable vehicle to get him to and from his numerous doctor visits at the VA Clinics. I will be making the GoFundMe withdrawals in my name and funds will then be transferred to Jimmy along with all other funds from numerous fundraisers when we go and find him a new vehicle. Thank you again and God Bless.
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Thank you for all the shares and donations.
Jimmy is still trying to raise more funds for a newer reliable vehicle that will suit his needs. Please help if you can.
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I can't thank you ALL enough for the kindness of selfless giving ya'll are doing to help Big G! He is beyond grateful to each and EVERY one of you! Please keep sharing the GoFundMe link, and keep the donations coming. Gerald says "God bless you all"
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The car is a total loss. Please help if you can.
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