Demetra Bell Jones Liver Transplant Fund

Raised: $63,176.00
Goal: $300,000.00

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Jennifer Neal

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I have created this page for my niece Demetra Bell Jones for all of our TPD friends her father, my brother is Det. Randy Bell EOW 05/19/1998. Demetra is in need of a liver transplant and... more


Updated posted by Jennifer Neal 2 days ago

Update on Demetra from Ron:
Demetra is doing as well as can be expected however much better than she was earlier this year. We believe the doctors have figured out how to treat the infections so she is feeling better. Her abdomin is still distended and in pain which is believed to be due to Chronic Pancreatitis. To our surprise we were blessed to find out on Wednesday that she was approved for the Florida Hospital Orlando transplant list. This will definiately increase her chances of getting a liver transplant soon. She is scheduled for follow up appointments in Orlando this week and Mayo Clinic next week. We have a couple exciting months ahead of us becuause our son RJ will be graduating high school in May and then he will leaving in June to go to school at UCF. I guess we can fit a liver transplant in their somewhere if a liver does come our way. It is all in GOD's timing.


Updated posted by Jennifer Neal 1 month ago

How about a little PDQ for dinner tomorrow night??? Help support our Demetra and eat some great food!!!



Updated posted by Jennifer Neal 2 months ago

Daughter of fallen Tampa detective gets on liver transplant list
Thursday, January 30, 2014 6:15pm

TAMPA — The daughter of fallen police Detective Randy Bell is closer to life-saving surgery. Demetra Bell Jones' name was added this week to a liver transplant list at Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, her family says.

Hundreds of donors, most of whom never met her, helped get her there by giving $79,839 toward her medical bill.

"It is overwhelming and heartfelt," said her uncle, Jeff Bell, expressing gratitude to the Tampa Bay area. "I know my brother would be so proud."

Mayo Clinic softened on a prepayment demand and its charity arm agreed to offset half of Jones' out-of-pocket costs, which could lower her copay on the $314,000 surgery to $89,750, family said.

Fund-raising efforts continue because Jones, 39, will require extensive post-surgical care and costly drugs for life.

Donors may send checks payable to "Demetra Bell Jones Trust" to the Bank of Tampa, P.O. Box One, Tampa, FL 33601.

Daughter of fallen Tampa detective gets on liver transplant list 01/30/14 [Last modified: Thursday, January 30, 2014 6:15pm]

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Created by Jennifer Neal on December 31, 2013

I have created this page for my niece Demetra Bell Jones for all of our TPD friends her father, my brother is Det. Randy Bell EOW 05/19/1998. Demetra is in need of a liver transplant and as of today 12/31/13 was told she has no other options and that her progression of liver failure is declining fast. She is at the Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville and the unfortunate part is her insurance will only cover roughly $134,000 of a $300,000.00+++ bill, she needs the funds upfront to even be put on the transplant list. We are asking friends, family, neighbors to please help us reach our goal. This thursday she will start the process of being put on the transplant list which will take 2-3 weeks and in that time period we are hopeful that we can reach our goal for her!! Demetra is a wife, mother, daughter, sister, aunt, niece and friend and needs our help!!! Every single penny helps, no donation is to small!!


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It's a scary situation to be in, been there. Tough road but it works! You are in a good place. Keep the faith, God hears our prayers.

posted by Judy Destefano 2 months ago

God bless you Demetra! Good luck and you are in my thoughts and prayers!

posted by Michael Couper 2 months ago

Thank you Dana for posting and doing this event for our Demetra!!!

posted by Jennifer Neal 3 months ago

We are having a Zumba charity event for Demetra on January 25 from 2:00-4:00 at Storm all Stars 514 Corner Dr. Brandon'Fl 33511.Donation is $10 Please join us for 2 hours of fun and dance for Demetra

posted by Dana Rodriguez 3 months ago ballfordemetra

posted by Jennifer Tellez 3 months ago

Thank you all for the prayers, support, love and suggestions. Libby, Demetra does not qualify for a live donor transplant but thank you so much for being willing to donate to my niece that is beyond kind. Fundraising is what we have to do to the raise the funds for her and keep it going and our goal is to form a non profit where we can pay it forward in the future to help others in her situation. We never thought we would be in this situation as a family and are trying to take what we are learning and help others. Thank you all again!!!

posted by Jennifer Neal 3 months ago

Lashawnia Sheppard THANK YOU, I suggested to the family to find someone to host a fundraiser as we went through the same thing with my mother-in-law for a double lung transplant. If there is anything I can do to help you with the fundraiser please contact me at 813-276-3601 (I worked with her father and am still at Tampa Police and will keep everyone here updated on a fundraiser too)

posted by Kimberley Barto-Thompson 3 months ago

I have a question? I thought a part or half of a liver could be donated/transplanted because the live regenerates itself? I would donate half of mine to your daughter

posted by Libby Blacklidge 3 months ago

Jennifer could you please email a contact number for you I would like to organize a benefit function to help raise money for Demetra

posted by Lashawnia Sheppard 3 months ago

Prayers to you and your family!!!

posted by Ericka Mondol 3 months ago

Thank you all for your donations!! Nothing is to small, every penny counts!! Xoxo

posted by Jennifer Neal 3 months ago

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Cindy Fitzpatrick

2 days ago


God Bless you. Its going to happen.



Terry Armstrong

17 days ago


You & your family are always in our prayers.



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Stay strong!



Jody Wren

1 month ago


Demetra, Keep that faith Honey! God does have you firmly in His arms. Love Jody



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Be Well and May our Lord bless you and keep you.


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