Jimmy Wurts


Sadly, Jimmy lost his battle with cancer and passed away Sunday night, August 15, 2010.  He and his family are overwhelmed with your generosity, your love and your prayers.


Those of you who knew Jimmy know that the world is a better place for him having been here. He was truly an exceptional man. Please follow his example and take some time to help those less fortunate than yourselves.  


With our eternal love and gratitude we thank you.

Jimmy’s family and friends.

Donate Online.   Jimmy and his family incurred sizable medical bills during his treatment.  To help offset those costs you may still donate.  

Click the donate button below and a new PayPal window will open up.  Once there you can select the amount you'd like to donate and proceed through the checkout process.  Thank you for your support and your donation.

If you'd rather contribute offline by check or money order please send your donations to the following address:

2012 W. Sterlington Place
Apex, NC 27502

Checks can be made out to either:

Jimmy Wurts Fund    
Yasmin Wurts Metivier

Some of Jimmy's favorite places and causes...

Jimmy loved to fish and Tecolutla, Veracruz was one of his favorite spots.  Click the image above for a high resolution version.

Jimmy also supported the Vida Milenaria turtle sanctuary in Tecolutla.  
Please take a moment to watch the short video above and then visit their website at 
for more information on how you can support one of Jimmy's causes.

Jimmy's Story.  For many people he is Jimmy.  For others he is Ing. Jaime Jesús Wurts Martínez.  He is a son, a brother, a husband, a father, a compadre and… a hero.

My brother lives in Xicotepec in the State of Puebla, three hours northeast of Mexico City.  He's been married to Angelina Santos for over 20 years and
they have three children:  Denise, Jaime Jr. and Alejandro.  he loves exploring the outdoors and studying plants, animals, rocks and flowers.

But his true passion has always been helping others.

For more than 20 years he's been committed to helping people, and through the Rotary Club he found a great vehicle to do that.  He helps the Casa Victoria 
orphanage in Necaxa, Puebla.  All the kids call him "tio", or Uncle.  He gets them clothing, food, medical supplies, and even chicken coops so they can have eggs.  He is always thinking about his kids in the orphanage and how he can help make their lives better.  

I've visited the orphanage many times, and to see all the love they have for Jimmy is beautiful and overwhelming.