Jean Manning moved from Florida to Ayer, MA to get better medical treatment for her breast cancer. Her son Jake has Down syndrome and formed a close relationship with his new teacher Kerry Bremer.
As Jean got sicker, Kerry was worried about what she was going to do about Jake so they had a conversation with Kerry saying ‘I might be overstepping here, I’m really sorry if I am but just in case, if you need to have some backup for Jake my family would be willing to be his guardians.”
Well sadly, on November 13th, Jake’s mother died while he was in school, but because of the promise Kerry made to Jean, he had somewhere to go. They had already spent weekends together so Jake had already bonded with Kerry’s husband and kids.
A GoFundMe has been set up for the family, and has already raised over $40,000. If you would like to donate, you can do that HERE.