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Sunday, July 22, 2007

mother, son sick from FEMA trailer exposure

Hi, My name is Jennifer and I am writing you in regards to the FEMA Trailer and the illnesses that my son is being exposed to. My son is two years old and was always a very healthy child since birth until we moved into the FEMA trailer on January 29, 2006 and lived there until February 3, 2007. Since we have lived in the trailer my son has been experiencing trouble breathing and breathing very heavily at night. He has never had any signs or symptoms of this before we moved in. He also has been complaining a lot of headaches. When he sleeps at night his breathing gets worse.

I also have been experiencing a lot of hair loss. I am 25 years old and when I shower or brush my hair it falls out in clumps. I feel nausea almost everyday and this has been going on since last year. I am extremely concerned about this. I am also 100 percent sure that these problems have occurred because of this FEMA trailer. We would walk in the door and sometimes my eyes would burn. I thought at times it was just allergies but confident now that it was not.

Please tell me what my next step is to do. I have brought my son to the doctor over and over and the doctors just keep telling me that he has a cold. I don't believe that either. He also experienced trouble using the bathroom and I know that did not start until after we moved in to the trailer. Please help me with this important matter.