Uncle Jimmy's Recovery Fund

$6,745 of $10,000 goal

Raised by 40 people in 32 months
Our Uncle Jimmy is a beloved family member, friend and poet who was hit by a car on Friday December 2nd, 2016 while walking to the bus stop. Jimmy was rushed to the hospital with life-threatening injuries.

Once Jimmy arrived at the hospital, he underwent immediate brain surgery and was placed in the Surgical ICU at UCI. The ER doctors believe he may not have survived if the ambulance arrived much later due to the continuous blood loss in his brain which was evident by the multiple blood transfusions he was given. The hardest challenge we have to face is coping with his short term memory loss and impaired cognitive skills as a result of severe brain trauma. Jimmy has several critical injuries including the severe brain injury, several broken bones and a collapsed lung.

Jimmy is a die-hard Steelers fan who would give anyone the shirt off his back. For those who have had the pleasure of meeting Jimmy know him to be the most caring person who continues to touch the lives of others. As some of his church friends have shared with us, he was always the first person to give the little bit of money he had. Behind Jimmy's genuine smile and delightful humor is someone whose haunting memories from childhood abuse and abandonment remain. Despite his childhood troubles and mental challenges, Jimmy has persevered in life.

This GoFundMe page has been created to support Jimmy's recovery needs. Thank you for visiting this page. Please feel free to reach out to us with any questions or if you would like to visit him in the hospital. He might not remember you visiting but your presence will bring a smile to his face. God Bless.
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Hello! Jimmy is back living in his group home, where he was before the accident. He is continuing to receive physical therapy two to three times a week, trying to build strength back into his legs and arms. He was thrilled to go back to church and looks forward to getting back to his old lifestyle. Unfortunately he still suffers from his brain loss, so he is using a calendar to remember what day it is and keep on top of his appointments. Thanks again for all your continuing love and support for my Uncle. He has been able to use the GoFundMe money to pay off medical bills, get access to extra physical therapy, and move back to his group home.
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The hold has been released on Jimmy's page. Please feel free to contribute and share the link with others.
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FYI we are experiencing problems with this GoFundMe site. The account is currently on hold while we reach out to GoFundMe for help. I will post an update once the site is open again. Thank you again for all your love and support for my Uncle. He wanted me to invite all of you to his birthday celebration this Sunday (March 12th) around 3PM at his facility (Mesa Verde in Costa Mesa, room 1A). Please join us :).
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Uncle Jimmy is still at Mesa Verde while we look for a new facility that will take his medical condition. Unfortunately his insurance will no longer support Jimmy's physical rehab needs, so the money donated through this GoFundMe page will allow Jimmy to stay at Mesa Verde until he can be transferred elsewhere. Jimmy appreciates all the love and support his family and friends have continued to provide. He also looks forward to his birthday coming up, on March 12th and hopes to get lots of visitors at Mesa Verde in Costa Mesa on this special day. Please feel free to join us as we celebrate his birthday.
Uncle Jimmy at Mesa Verde
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$6,745 of $10,000 goal

Raised by 40 people in 32 months
Created December 7, 2016
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Robert Vasquez
29 months ago

God speed

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David Szucs
29 months ago

Praying for you James.

$200
Roberta and John Scherbarth
29 months ago

Happy Birthday, James! You remain in our prayers.

$100
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31 months ago
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32 months ago
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32 months ago
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32 months ago
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