Monday, December 5th, 2016 by Antonio Sabella
Description: Last February, our specialist Andrew Stewart was heading for a humid crawl space inspection of a client of ours in Notre-Dame-de-l'Ile-Perrot; he did not suspectwhat he was going to witness that morning. Several problems in the crawl space caused issues for this family. There was mold, unpleasant odors and even insects. To make things worse, during cold winter days, the floors in the residence were very cold, which was very unpleasant for the family.
It’s only after discussing with Mr. Parry that Andrew became aware of the unfortunate history of these residents of Notre-Dame-de-l'Île-Perrot. That morning Mr. Parry took the time to explain the situation he had been living with his wife since the birth of their daughter Jessika.
Here is the story he heard that morning of February:
Jessika Wynter Annastasia Parry is a six-year-old girl with type 1 spinal muscular atrophy. At the age of only 7 months, Jessika's doctors gave her a life expectancy of 2 years. Now that she is 6 years old, her parents provide her with home care and one of them stays with her at home.
In addition, they have the support of the nurses of the local CLSC who come to give her medical care several times a week. Unfortunately, they have been finding it very hard to find new nurses to fill the hours, and as such have gone through 6 different nurses in the last one and a half year.
The family is winning the fight to keep Jessika healthy and to have a certain quality of life. According to her parents, it is thanks to a very strict protocol of salubrity so as not to contaminate Jessika who has a very weakened immune system, that the family succeeded in overcoming this colossal challenge.
Following the appointment to inspect the crawl space of this family of Notre-Dame-de-l'Ile-Perrot, Andrew Stewart was very touched by the story he had heard that morning.
He had therefore been quick to tell his colleagues in the sales team at Systèmes Sous-sol Québec when he returned to the office, and soon enough the news spread to the other departments. Nobody remained insensitive to this touching story, and that's when we made a collective decision to do something for this girl in need.
We then set up a fundraiser, within the company, so that employees can contribute to the cause. Moreover, in order to invite everyone to give, the company committed to giving 1 dollar for every dollar raised by the team.
After a few months, we were able to raise a total of $ 2,470 for Jessika’s cause and we are very proud of it. We hope this gesture inspires you to help Jessika improve her condition.