Exalted Developer Needs Help

 
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John Mørke

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Earlier this fall, I began experiencing swelling of the lymph node at my jaw, and severe neck pains and inflammation of the face and jaw. After it got bad enough to drive me to the emerg... more

 
 
 
 
 
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Updated posted by John Mørke 4 days ago

Hey guys, this is Holden Shearer, Exalted co-developer. John is ill, exhausted, and too busy to post this update, so I am typing it up to keep you informed.
I’ll start with the bad news: he’s still not in the clear. There might be a second biopsy and a lymphectomy on the horizon. The good news is, his ears, throat, and nasal passages are still clear of any obvious problems, and the swelling in the lymph node isn’t as pronounced as it was in November, though there is still swelling present. The doctor has prescribed antibiotics in case this is an infection he’s dealing with. The ENT specialist is still watching the lymph node and the cause of the swelling still isn’t certain, so he’s not in the clear just yet.
John’s been spreading all of his time between university and Exalted writing and development. This hasn’t left time to pursue other writing jobs and expenses are piling up, and will continue to do so as he pushes to the end of the core book’s development. There are also going to be more doctor visits in the future, to follow up on the current treatment. We continue to watch the lymph node’s progress.
Any financial assistance you could toss John’s way right now would be much appreciated.

 
 
 

Updated posted by John Mørke 6 days ago

Shaved head and face: check. Shower: check. Shades: check. Pants: ... Why does it always have to be pants?

Heading to the ENT now.

 
 
 

Updated posted by John Mørke 8 days ago

Appointment to see the ENT is for Friday at 2:45 PM.

Don't let me forget.

 
 
 
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Created by John Mørke on November 8, 2013

Earlier this fall, I began experiencing swelling of the lymph node at my jaw, and severe neck pains and inflammation of the face and jaw. After it got bad enough to drive me to the emergency room, I was put through an antibiotics treatment and a battery of tests, including a biopsy to search for lymphoma. Their results have been inconclusive, and the swelling in the lymph node remains. If it doesn't resolve itself by December, which it shows no signs of doing, I'm looking at another biopsy and a fresh round of medical bills.

I have no insurance and the current bills amount to more than my total savings.

This Gofundme campaign is to raise funds to cover my existing medical bills, which include: Radiology-ultrasound and lab cytology ($298.14), basic metabolic panel and blood count ($46.00), CT Maxillofacial w/ dye; FNA W/Image; Echo Guide for Biopsy ($545.00), and CT scan / IV treatment and ER diagnosis ($736.00). I've submitted an application for charitable relief for as many bills as I can, but several aren't eligible, and I don't know if the applications will be accepted. The goal set on this Gofundme page is for slightly more than the total of the bills, to account for Gofundme's standard deduction and withdrawal processing fees.

Any help that anyone can give will be very much appreciated.

—John Mørke, 11/8/13
 
 
 
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Don't forget tomorrow John! And this isn't meant as pressure in any way shape or form.

posted by James Walker 7 days ago

Thanks for keeping us updated here, John. I hope you'll say if you need more money as well.

posted by David Karlson-Weimann 4 months ago

I was just diagnoised with Diabetes myself and my insurance covered only the first 200 dollars, and I had bills similar to this. John, I am a fan of your work, and I know your pain. This isn't much but I have a feeling this won't be your last bill as it seems this condition will need to be examined and looked over time and again till they solve it. I wish you the best.

posted by Nathan Hoskins 5 months ago

It's not much but I hope it helps brother

posted by Jay Lawrence 5 months ago

Spreading the word as far and fast as I can.

posted by Rev. Phillip Malerich 5 months ago

I'll happily help. I hope this raises enough you don't have any financial worries for your medical concerns.

posted by Charles Phipps 5 months ago

You guys are all awesome. -big hugs-

posted by Carrie Stone 5 months ago

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