So you might know Jessi from SciShow Talk Show. She and her husband run a small business educating people about wildlife with abandoned or displaced exotic animal that can’t be released into the wild. She’s brought in all kinds of amazing animals for us to share with our audience; the Prehensile-Tailed Porcupine probably being the most famous.
Jessi and her husband Augusto recently adopted twin, two-month old boys. A couple of months later, one of them, Jackson, was diagnosed with a rare seizure disorder that is interfering with his development. The insurance is covering his wheel chair and medications, but they won’t cover the elevator necessary to get Jackson into his house or the wheelchair-accessible van they need to move around as a family.
Jessi and Augusto are two of the hardest working and most compassionate people I’ve ever met. I’m so pleased to have been able to work with them. Unfortunately, they just don’t have the money to provide for all of Jackson’s needs. They’ve set up a YouCaring page if you’d like to find out more about how you can help.