Help Jillian get Medical treatment
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My daughter, Jillian, is scheduled to go to National Jewish Hospital in Denver, CO, August 5-13, 2012 for medical treatment and diagnostic testing. She has been treated for hereditary angioedema, a rare and potentially life threatening genetic ...
My daughter, Jillian, is scheduled to go to National Jewish Hospital in Denver, CO, August 5-13, 2012 for medical treatment and diagnostic testing. She has been treated for hereditary angioedema, a rare and potentially life threatening genetic condition. HAE symptoms include episodes of edema (swelling) in various body parts including the hands, feet, face, and airways. Patients often have bouts of excruciating abdominal pain, nausea and vomiting that is caused by swelling in the intestinal wall. Airway swelling is particularly dangerous and can lead to death by asphyxiation. Her insurance is paying for the medical portion of the visit. But, because she will be in the outpatient program, I will be responsible for the airfare, hotel, ground transportation, and all meals. Unfortunately, I cannot afford to pay for any of those things. I am a single mom living from day to day. It bruises my pride to ask for help, but I am not too proud to ask. My daughter desperately needs to go to Colorado for these appointments. She is 17 years old. She has not had anywhere near a normal teenage life. She can’t attend school due to swelling, she can’t go to the mall due to exhaustion, and she has lost all of her friends because she’s always feeling bad. Aside from everything that she goes though on a daily basis, every night she asks others for their prayer requests. Please help me to help her. I want her to start living and enjoy the rest of her life. I would like to take this time to ask if you wouldn’t mind making a donation to sponsor this much needed medical trip. I’m only asking that you donate $1.00, but you may donate as much as you wish. Any and ALL donations will be greatly appreciated.
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