Jubal Sherman: Help Keep His Mother by His Side as He Undergoes Extensive Rehab
Early on the morning of February 21, a local business man and Southern Humboldt native, Jubal Sherman, was in an accident. (See earlier story here.) He received major injuries and was flown to the Santa Rosa area for medical treatment. “He is making progress,” said family friend Esther Welliver. “[His] mom is at his bedside and needs all the support she can get.”
Shawn Casamo, his mom, thanked the community who she says has already been extremely helpful. “We’re a tribe,” she said. “I couldn’t be here without the support of a whole lot of people.”
A GoFundMe page for Sherman, created by a friend, has, in a short amount of time, raised almost $16,000 but a great deal more is necessary. The page reports, “[Jubal] soon will be transferred to a rehabilitation facility in order to start aggressive neurological rehabilitation, physical therapy and speech therapy.” These are all expensive.
“Money is needed…,” Welliver explained, “and, it’s really important to keep Shawn by his side.”
According to the GoFundMe page, “If you live locally, deposits can also be made at the Southern Humboldt Community Credit Union under account number 6274.” In addition to monetary donations, the family is also requesting “white light and prayers” for Jubal.
Besides the fundraising page, there will be a non-alcoholic benefit at the end of March. This will be a time for sharing stories and laughing, Welliver said. “Laughter is important,” she pointed out.
In addition, both Welliver and Casamo want to put a message out to the community. If someone is about to drive impaired, they say, please stop them. “It is time to start pulling car keys so we don’t have to experience this any more,” said Welliver.