Kamloops attack victim eagerly awaiting annual Christmas cards

It’s snowing and Sue Simpson of Kamloops is again asking everyone to send her son Jessie a Christmas card.

Simpson said she had been applying for the card for the past three years because it allowed them to do something together at Jesse’s nursing home.

“Some years we get 300 to 500 cards for Jessie, and he really likes them,” Simpson said.

Jesse spent most of her time in a nursing facility after being attacked by a baseball bat in 2016.

Over the summer, Simpson was able to bring Jesse home over the weekend for the first time since the attack, but the slick roads of winter would prevent Jesse from coming home for Christmas.

“It’s a thing for him when it’s cold and disgusting and there’s nothing he can do.”

Jesse likes cards with jokes, bright colors and funny pictures, Simpson said.

Cards can be mailed to:

Jesse Simpson

PO Box 233

Savona, British Columbia

V0K 2J0

E-cards can also be sent to [email protected]

“We’ll be reading the cards for a few months. He’s looking forward to them,” Simpson said. Over the past few years, cards have come from all over. Su said the mail was coming from Las Vegas, Mexico and even the United Kingdom.

“It got me through Christmas last year.”

Simpson continues to raise money for Jessie’s transportation and other essentials through GoFundMe.

Christmas Holiday Kamloops

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