UPDATE: Help comes for Jamicha

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Jamichia Ewing wears a magnetic wristband that can activate an implant near her shoulder that sends electrical signals to her brain, hopefully stopping her epileptic seizures.

DEVON RAVINE / Northwest Florida Daily News
Published: Thursday, March 21, 2013 at 05:35 PM.

CRESTVIEW —Jamicha Ewing’s life is about to be changed thanks to the kindness of a community.

In a few short weeks, the 8-year-old and her mother Tremaritus will be at Miami Children’s Hospital for a week-long evaluation that could change both of their ways of living.

“I did not expect it to be this fast,” Tremaritus Ewing said hours after learning a local couple had purchased round-trip tickets for her and Jamicha on April 22. “I can’t wait to tell (Jamicha). She’s going to be jumping for joy.”

Tremaritus received the welcome infusion of kindness following a story in the Daily News on Wednesday about the family’s struggle. Jamicha, a second-grader at Bob Sikes Elementary School, was diagnosed with epilepsy when she was 4 and her condition has worsened through the years.

Read the previous story about Jamicha.

Doctors have tried several methods to control her seizures, but three seizures in two days last week made it clear none of them was working. Rather than wait, doctors urged Tremaritus to get her daughter to Miami for surgery to remove the part of her brain causing the seizures.

Unfortunately, the single mother of three didn’t have a reliable vehicle to make the trip, so she humbled herself and reached out for help.

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