— The Openherd Team

Herdsires For Helping

Fundraiser for Jaime Evans
5008 Tori LaneGoochland, VA 23063

Jaime Rene Evans - February 25, 1976

February 12 2017
Jaime and Grace Together in Texas

Herdsire for Helping is a group of Alpaca Farms that have gotten together over the years to help other alpaca farmers in need. In 2013 the group started and helped Brett Wicker from Four Season Alpaca Farm, a young alpaca farmer that was diagnosed with cancer.

Now we are in 2017 and we have regrouped for one of our own. Eric & Jaime Evans own Pactamere Alpaca Farm in Goochland VA. Over a year ago Jaime was participating in a mud run and scratched her leg. The leg became infected and no matter what medical treatment was done it continued to be infected and the infection ravished her body. In 2016 Jaime was transferred to UVA hospital in Virginia where they immediately diagnosed her with Leukemia, a very rare form but thankfully treatable. We all breathed a sigh of relief knowing that with the help of friends and of course a lot of prayers Jaime would be ok. Jaime then became sick with a fever right before Christmas and had to be hospitalized again. The doctors were very puzzled because Jaime's symptoms were not following the path of the Leukemia they had diagnosed her with. More bone marrow was taken and more testing was done and all of our worst fears came out....Jaime was diagnosed with a very rare and aggressive type of cancer, T Cell Lymphoma. Eric and Jaime headed to MD Anderson in Houston earlier this month (January 2017) for a second opinion where the diagnosis of T Cell Lymphoma was confirmed. She is now currently undergoing chemotherapy and we are all praying for a miracle.

Herdsires for Helping, along with a whole group of amazing, caring, and giving people will be putting together another fabulous auction to raise money for the Evans. Please take a look at these herdsires as 100% of the money raised from this auction will be donated to Eric and Jaime.

If you do not wish to bid on a breeding but would still like to donate, we can help you there also! Simply send us an email and we will put you in the right direction.

We thank you in advance for you kindness and generosity.

"No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted."


February 14th - Round 2....lets get it on!! It was a very long day of appointments but the doctors say she is ready for the next round. We just got in the room and we are getting the party started as I type. Thank you very much to Mr. Paul Misterka for making the "Team Jaime" hats and lip balm!!! Jaime loved them and Grace was a very big fan as well!! She thinks mommy is famous now that she has her own lip balm!!

February 12 - Well it has been quite a week! Things became quite crazy and down right scary with Jaime during her stay at UVA. They determined the swelling in her face to be primarily cellulitis but they also suspected her to have a sinus infection again. In addition she began to experience a lot of pain on the right side of her body and later had rashes appear that were warm and quite tender to the touch as well. After a couple days the

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