Help Jonnie get a much needed Brain Surgery
$370 raised
1% of $34.2k goal
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4 Years running
My sister in law/best friend Jonnie Schmitt found out in August 2013 that she has a 1.2cm Pineal Cyst that's pressing on her optic plate and causing multiple issues. Some days she can't even function normally as a wife or mother due to severe ...

My sister in law/best friend Jonnie Schmitt found out in August 2013 that she has a 1.2cm Pineal Cyst that's pressing on her optic plate and causing multiple issues. Some days she can't even function normally as a wife or mother due to severe pressure headaches, blurry vision, tinnitus, irregular sleep, nausea/vomiting, memory problems, dizziness, and blackouts. Some days her symptoms are so bad she can't even get out if bed and without this surgery her symptoms will only worsen. If her symptoms worsen it can cause permanent damage to her pineal gland, as well as seizures, coma, and hydrocephalus. My sister in laws daughter is almost 2 and has had her mom with her everyday and I would hate to have her daughter not have her mommy around due to the cyst growing and causing her to go into a coma. She only has catastrophic insurance so she has extremley high deductibles, plus this surgery is one of the most dangerous neurosurgies perfoembed due to the Pineal Glands location so she will have to travel out of state to have the surgery perfomed. Just for the surgery she has to pay 34,200 dollars plus travel cost and after care cost. As of right now we've only raised about 8,000 so every little bit counts.

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