Client Story: Hurveal

In 1982, Hurveal, 61, fell out of a helicopter and broke his back during an Army training exercise in Hawaii. Hurveal served eight years in the Army before the incident left him permanently disabled.

But Hurveal’s disability and limited income doesn’t stop him from opening his home and heart to others. Having raised four children who are now grown, he just adopted two children, 8 and 10, after the siblings’ 42-year-old mother died in November 2018. His 31-year-old daughter and his 9-year-old granddaughter also live with him.

Hurveal said he lost his dear friend a day after her birthday on Nov. 5. Hurveal was the childrens’ godfather and took care of them for 1 1/2 years after their mother went through difficult times.

“She got them back for five months, and she fell into trouble and passed away,” Hurveal said.

Hurveal needed clothing and furniture assistance from The Mustard Seed for the children in his care.

“I did have some furniture but not all that I need to make the kids comfortable and feel like it’s their home,” he said. “This furniture will help my kids and I feel more comfortable. This service is a great blessing to us and all those helped.”

Client Story: Aaron and Amber

A massive fire woke Amber and her infant son, Aaron Jr., from a nap in their third floor apartment.  Employed by the Army, Amber wanted some rest before working the third shift. Amber’s boyfriend, Aaron, a line service technician for a private airport in Kissimmee, left for work about two hou…

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Client Story: Dorothy

Dorothy, 53, took in four children in December 2018 when the Florida Department of Children and Families removed the children from their mother’s care because of “an unfortunate situation.” Dorothy said she’s known the children, ages 6, 8, 10 and 11, since they were babies. T…

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Client Story: Hurveal

In 1982, Hurveal, 61, fell out of a helicopter and broke his back during an Army training exercise in Hawaii. Hurveal served eight years in the Army before the incident left him permanently disabled. But Hurveal’s disability and limited income doesn’t stop him from opening his home and …

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