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Jessie Simpson home for Christmas for first time in six years

Jessie Simpson, who was brutally beaten with a baseball bat in 2016 and left with severe brain damage, is going to be able to spend Christmas at home with his family.
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Jessie Simpson, who was brutally beaten with a baseball bat in 2016 and left with severe brain damage, is going to be able to spend Christmas at home with his family.

Jessie's mom Sue Simpson is busy preparing for the happy, long-awaited occasion.

“I haven’t told Jessie yet, but I think he is going to be pretty excited,” she said. “I was so happy I cried about it yesterday. Spending Christmas at home is a much better, different feeling than in hospitals and care homes.”

Jessie has been able to spend many weekends at home in Savona this year, travelling back and forth from his care home in Kamloops, after Sue made modifications to her van and house last summer.

The plan for Christmas is to have him home for four days.

“We are going to have a big turkey dinner and get a little tree and some presents,” Sue said. “We have to make the house smell like turkey.”

Jessie was the victim of a brutal and life-altering attack by Kamloops resident Kristopher Teichrieb who beat Jessie, almost to death, with a baseball bat in 2016, leaving Jessie with severe brain damage.

Sue has been working to provide personal care and the best life possible for her son since.

“This will be the best Christmas in years,” she said. “Now I have Jessie with me it will be a really special holiday.”

For anyone who wants to send a Christmas card to Jessie, the address is P.O. Box 233, Savona, B.C., V0K 2J0.

Go here to contribute to the Simpson family Christmas.

Find past stories about Jessie Simpson here.


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