About Jessie Crumpton
On December 30, 2011, Jessie Crumpton of Montgomery was cooking collard greens as she prepared for a family New Year's Eve celebration. Her uncle came to her home and after a confrontation over a family matter, he threw the boiling pot, and the contents struck Jessie. At that moment, her life was changed forever. With several gallons of boiling water hitting her, Jessie received second-degree burns to her face & right arm & third-degree burns on her left arm, chest and stomach. Jessie was taken first to Jackson hospital in Montgomery and then she was transported to University of Alabama -Birmingham because the skin began to roll off her arms. Once at UAB she had to be placed on life support in order to keep her alive. As a result of the trauma, the tissue in her legs began to die which resulted in both legs being amputated above the knees and her right arm removed below the elbow.
Since coming home, Jessie and her family had a lot of adjusting to do. Justin, Jessie's husband had to quit his job so that he could be there for Jessie to change all of her dressings, bath her and do all the things that Jessie had always done for herself. They also have three young sons whom Justin has to make sure are fed, bathed and on time for school each day.
Recently, Jessie started receiving her social security check which comes to $1,031.00 each month, which goes to pay bills & feed her family. Medicaid said that she makes $31.00 too much and has since cut her off, leaving her uninsured. Medicaid is the same company who paid for her prostetic legs, but who refuse to pay for someone to teach her how to use them. Without insurance, Jessie is unable to get her medicines that are needed to help her in her recovery. She is also still in need of a prostetic right arm.
Where The Money Is Going
- Physical Therapy - So Jessie can learn to use her new legs that are currently sitting in her closet. She wants to be independent again & so Justin can go back to work.
- Help with the cost of a new prostetic arm
- Medication & Doctor Appts.
- Remaining money will go towards Jessie's medical bills, which are in excess of $1.6 million dollars.
"Let's Help Jessie Get Back On Her Feet"