GRESHAM, Ore. (KOIN 6) — A mother whose elder son was killed in a tragic collision will be able to provide her younger son with the care he needs to recover, following an outpouring of community support.
“Oh my God, whew, that was like a ton of bricks off my shoulder.”
Chrystal Davis said she feels a sense of relief, after finding she and her son are not being evicted from their Gresham home. Davis feared the family would need to move after an eviction notice was posted to her home.
“I just want to cry because I never thought that people that I didn’t even know would care enough for me and my family,” Davis said after a GoFundMe project raised thousands of dollars to fund her son Jayden’s recovery.
Jayden, 8, and her 10-year-old son Jaquis were struck stepping off a school bus in Gresham Oct. 31 when a car veered onto the sidewalk, hitting them both. Days later, Jaquis died.
Davis’ story, shared extensively through social media, brought in donations from across the country.
“I really appreciate it because there’s no words in my heart to say how much I actually appreciate it,” she said.
Davis said she will stay home with her son, Jayden, whose broken legs, injured eye and torn liver are still healing, and ensure he gets the help he needs to recover.
“The next couple of months my rent is paid, the next couple of months my bills are gonna be fixed. I don’t have to stress when I have to go back to work,” Davis said.
“I’m ready to just move forward and try to get as much help as I can for me and my kids and just get us to healing,” Davis said.
Davis said the family plans on getting help through the Dougy House.