Urgent Surgery to correct SBS
$4,960 raised
55% of $9k goal
27 contributors
3 Years running
I have SBS, which is when the small intestine loses some of its ability to absorb the essential vitamins and minerals resulting in severe malnutrition. Some of the medical conditions that I have suffered from because of the SBS include ...

I have SBS, which is when the small intestine loses some of its ability to absorb the essential vitamins and minerals resulting in severe malnutrition. Some of the medical conditions that I have suffered from because of the SBS include neuropathy, heart palpitations, several tumors (some of which have been removed and some of which are still causing me pain) severe pain emminating from the bones, shortness of breath, dizziness, high blood pressure, extreme muscle weakness, inability to heal, extreme fatigue resulting in the inability to perform even minor tasks, arthritis in my feet, beginning stages of osteoperosis (resulting in several broken bones) and other numerous issues.

This condition has basically disabled me, taking away my ability to work and participate in even minor things in life and is approaching the life threatening stage.

Because of the complex nature of SBS and of the surgery needed to fix it, I need to see a specific doctor in Los Angeles who can complete the repair of my intestines. Because I have been able to work only a couple hours a week, I lost my health insurance. The surgeons office has graciously agreed to help me obtain insurance to hopefully cover most of the costs, but I still need to come up with several thousands of dollars.

Without this surgery, its unlikely I will recover and dont forsee a long life expentency. As uncomfortable as it is for me to speak out about my situation, I realize that its come to the point where I need to ask my friends and family for help. Even though the surgeon is booked for months out, he has agreed to fit me in on Thursday (my bday) to come for the consult and to take the necessary medical tests. Unfortunately, this does not give me a lot of time to gather up even the funds to travel to L.A.

If anyone is inspired to help with a donation to my medical recovery fund, it would mean everything to me and my kids. Words can't thank you enough! :)

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