22nd and Mission St fire

$28,725 of $30,000 goal

Raised by 395 people in 52 months
My name is Mayra Alvarez. I am 17 and currently a senior at Galileo high school. Like every other senior, I am currently in the process of applying to college, hoping to pursue a career in nursing. Nursing is my career choice because I love to help people in need and give back to my community. I have been surrounded by nurses all my life due to my asthma and kidney illness. The college process is very difficult, especially when there are obstacles along the way; such as this one. In the time of the fire, I was enjoying my dinner with my mother, as we began to smell the smoke. No yells or fire alarms were heard to warn us, just the black smoke burning our eyes and making it hard for me to breathe. I didn't have many escape options, I was seconds away from jumping out the window, three floors up, as the fireman began to pull me out. Very little breathe, no inhaler, hope is all I had. I truly thought I would take my last breathe in apartment 316, my home, which is now gone for good. We are currently looking for a stable place to live, but need as much help as we could get. I live with my brother and my mother, a hard working single mother. My brother is currently enrolled in college, and this tragic event has truly affected us all. We have lost everything: clothes, shoes, food and savings. Just like every new start, it's time to start from scratch.
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Crystal Sholts
45 months ago

I hope things are getting better. Best wishes to you and your family.

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Christina Stiles
52 months ago

Mayra, so very sorry to hear this and this picstutes are horrific! I couldn't begin to imagine. My thoughts and prayers ate with you. I'm do very sorry I'm unable to donate at this time or I would most difinatley. I'm sorry on top of it all to ask you a question. If I affend you in anyway shape or form ,that's not my intentions at all. I had just seen where so many living caring ppl came together to help you n your family. What a huge blessing. But my question and please feel free to message me back on Facebook if you wish. But I have 5 children total. My last which is a baby girl was born on August 20th,2014 at UT medical center in Knoxville, Tn. She was born with several different heart defects and has been in hospital basically her whole 5 months of life. She is having heart surgery in Nashville,Tn march 11th. We are now and have been admitted at children's in Knoxville the past 2 weeks. Not even mentioning the other other hospital stays. But I have no family to keep my other 4 children while we are in Nashville the 4-5 weeks we will be there. With no money for food,gas,a place for us all to stay. I have created a go fund me account n have shared it more times then I can count. And only 160.00 being raised. My question is, how do I get the word out there better. Didn't know if you had a way or if it was just the woundergul community you live. So sorry to pry- n get on here asking something I really shouldn't. I'm a mother and just worried. Please ,forgive me for posting her and any feed back would be very,very much appreciated

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Charles Wien
52 months ago

#donate $1

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CJ Morello
52 months ago

Hello

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Christine Taylor
52 months ago

$28,725 of $30,000 goal

Raised by 395 people in 52 months
Created January 29, 2015
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Anonymous
29 months ago
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Felisa Preskill
46 months ago (Monthly Donation)
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47 months ago (Monthly Donation)
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Felisa Preskill
48 months ago (Monthly Donation)
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Felisa Preskill
49 months ago (Monthly Donation)
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Catherine Cook
49 months ago

i have been trying to give you this money in person, but since i haven't been able to see you, i am donating it here . i love you and will always be here for you.

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Felisa Preskill
50 months ago (Monthly Donation)
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Matt Schwartz
50 months ago

Hi, Mayra. This donation is on behalf of Luke Schwartz and his parents (me and Karen). Sending our best wishes to you and your family. Matt Schwartz

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Felisa Preskill
51 months ago (Monthly Donation)
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Tasha Pura
51 months ago
Crystal Sholts
45 months ago

I hope things are getting better. Best wishes to you and your family.

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Christina Stiles
52 months ago

Mayra, so very sorry to hear this and this picstutes are horrific! I couldn't begin to imagine. My thoughts and prayers ate with you. I'm do very sorry I'm unable to donate at this time or I would most difinatley. I'm sorry on top of it all to ask you a question. If I affend you in anyway shape or form ,that's not my intentions at all. I had just seen where so many living caring ppl came together to help you n your family. What a huge blessing. But my question and please feel free to message me back on Facebook if you wish. But I have 5 children total. My last which is a baby girl was born on August 20th,2014 at UT medical center in Knoxville, Tn. She was born with several different heart defects and has been in hospital basically her whole 5 months of life. She is having heart surgery in Nashville,Tn march 11th. We are now and have been admitted at children's in Knoxville the past 2 weeks. Not even mentioning the other other hospital stays. But I have no family to keep my other 4 children while we are in Nashville the 4-5 weeks we will be there. With no money for food,gas,a place for us all to stay. I have created a go fund me account n have shared it more times then I can count. And only 160.00 being raised. My question is, how do I get the word out there better. Didn't know if you had a way or if it was just the woundergul community you live. So sorry to pry- n get on here asking something I really shouldn't. I'm a mother and just worried. Please ,forgive me for posting her and any feed back would be very,very much appreciated

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Charles Wien
52 months ago

#donate $1

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CJ Morello
52 months ago

Hello

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52 months ago
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