Memorial fund for Jocelyn "Binks"

$12,156 of $25,000 goal

Raised by 180 people in 41 months
Last night Patty and Mario Ruiz lost their youngest daughter, Jocelyn, lovingly known as Binks, in a house fire. She was the 6-year-old sister of my beautiful niece, Jasmine, who is battling second degree burns all over her arms and face. Jasmine is my brother Jason's daughter, and she is the toughest 12-year-old I know. I would be most grateful for any amount you can give to help them with medical, transportation, rebuilding, and living expenses as they face this disaster. Will post updates on Jasmine's condition, as well as their specific needs, as I learn more.
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I wanted to share this story TheDodo did about Bagheera, the Ruiz family's cat that woke Patty up to alert her to the fire, in effect saving their lives. Take a moment to check it out, and if you live in Cenla, please keep your eyes peeled for this beloved family member who's still missing.

https://www.thedodo.com/bagheera-cat-pineville-1619668205.html
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A few updates recently from Patty that I wanted to share with all of you. First, Jasmine's burns are healing so well. Here's a quick before/after of her face along with some recent pics of the progress made with her fingers and arms. It was pretty awful before, and the tops of her hands are healing but are worse off than the rest, so no pics yet. They've started receiving home health care, which is helping relieve stress for everyone. Jada has been able to return to school, which is tremendous. This is a family of girls who win attendance awards and pride themselves on not missing school. Patty and Mario picked out a headstone for Binks. It will be a pink heart and should be beautiful. They are planning to take the funds collected here to help them buy a home for their family that will be safe, with modern wiring and working smoke alarms. Your continued prayers and words of encouragement mean the world to Patty. Please keep them coming.

Jasmine's face healing progress
Jasmine's left hand
Jasmine's right arm
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Words from a grieving mama:

Patty Ruiz
On behalf of myself, my husband Mario, our daughters,and our son we would like to thank you for every prayer, hug, donation, etc.. We are so blown away by the love and kindness we have received from family, friends, and strangers who never met us but grieve with us. This tragedy has left us with unbearable pain, heart ache, and tears that won't stop falling. We are so overwhelmed by the loss of our daughter Binks and the horrible injuries our daughter Jasmine has received. We really can't bring ourselves to think of the loss of our belongings and our home. The pain of our great loss is so strong and hasn't weakened. People say it gets better with time but its not true. It hurts so bad.. It's worse everyday as reality sets in more and more. Our children are so confused and hurt and they miss their sister so badly. We can't stop crying. We can't sleep BC the nightmares won't stop. We can't eat. We can't focus on anything. I'm asked every day by someone what do you need? I need my little girl. I need to hear her voice.. I need her hugs, kisses, her laughter, her dancing, singing, her cheesy jokes, I need to hear her running down the hall to tattle on her sisters. I need Jasmine to smile. We need to put our kids in a safe home. We all sleep in one bed together because we're terrified of being alone in the dark. . we have received so many clothes, dishes, furniture, etc.. that we no longer have room in the storage shed. Please if you have anything to donate please sell it and donate the money. We need a new home. Somewhere safe with working fire alarms, with safe electrical wiring. Somewhere to rebuild our lives, somewhere to create new memories and provide our kids with stability. All this will take money.Money is the only thing we need physically. Emotionally we need all the prayers we can get. Again we thank you all so much for everything every one has given. Please never forget our beautiful precious Jocelyn Victoria Ruiz.. Keep her locked tight in your hearts. Please pray for our hero, the strongest little girl I've ever known, Jasmine Danielle York. She is a true inspiration and a amazing little girl so full of love and so damaged by this life shaking tragedy. Again thank you all.
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Wow, folks. You have been a light to this family during such a dark time with your thoughts and prayers and kind words, and you have given so generously. The family wanted me to share the details for the service and a link to Jocelyn's obituary with all of you.

Visitation for family and friends will be held at Rush Funeral Home on Tuesday, February 9, 2016 from 9:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m.

Obituary and details at http://www.rushfh.com/home/index.cfm/public:obituaries/view/fh_id/10195/id/3592455/lud/BFE74D6E1A7D1982539F057FBAB9C53D
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Patty Ruiz
40 months ago
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Thank you everyone.

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Raised by 180 people in 41 months
Created February 4, 2016
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donald kendrick
40 months ago

may this small gift somehow bless you. I hope that your family heals fast.

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Adam Herman
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Donation on behalf of the TriMedx team at Our Lady of the Lake (Leigh Reynolds' colleagues). You are in our thoughts and prayers

Patty Ruiz
40 months ago
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Thank you everyone.

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