Aunt Adopts Her Nieces and Nephew After Sister’s Sudden Death: ‘I Will Get Through With God’

In the wake of her sister’s sudden death, a woman from De Moines, Iowa, has herself stepped into the role of mom for her five nieces and one nephew. Debra Simmons is adopting all six children, aged 6 to 19 years, as the family grieves its immense loss together. While Simmons has exhausted her savings on giving her sister a beautiful homegoing, she told The Epoch Times, “I will get through with God.” When Jamie Ann Clarke was rushed to a hospital by ambulance in January, Simmons raced to be by her side. Clarke had suffered a massive heart attack a week after major surgery at the age of 35. “They let me see her, me and her oldest daughter, for a brief moment, and I just yelled in her ear, ‘sister, you gotta fight. Don’t give up!,'” Simmons told KCCI. Still in shock at her passing on Jan. 22, …

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