Gustav's Creation Fee

Raised: $15,175.00
Goal: $18,000.00

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Jeremy Sawyer

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Gustav the Stoma was born on January 9, 2013 to Jeremy Sawyer. Although this was the best decision for Jeremy and his progressing and debilitating Ulcerative Colitis, our family is now... more


Updated posted by Jeremy Sawyer 4 months ago

Merry Christmas!

We owe you all an update! Jeremy’s surgery went just as planned on December 9th. He came home from the hospital on December 13th. Since then he has made huge strides towards health and recovery! He only needs a cane to support himself when walking long distances and up and down stairs. He is doing Physical Therapy 2 times a week and his visiting nurse sees a lot of healing on all wounds! His surgeon wants to see him one more time and then if all looks good he will be released from medical supervision! Amazing! We are hopeful that on January 9th, Jeremy’s ONE year anniversary with Gustav, he will be cleared and ready for work and life as NORMAL!

With all the support; financial, emotional, spiritual and meals; we are eternally grateful for you. The outpouring of kindness and support is pretty overwhelming. I am pleased to announce that with the financial donations we have received in the last couple months we have been able to pay off TWO more medical bills! We have one more to go! We finally feel a light at the end of the tunnel without the daily visits/copays and only one bill to focus on.

We are incredibly blessed by you all. Thank you a million times…Thank you!

~Jeremy, Censie, Jude and Teagan


Updated posted by Jeremy Sawyer 4 months ago

Well we had a plan but now that plan is changing. The surgery has been rescheduled to an earlier date for scheduling reasons. Monday December 9th is the new surgery date! While we are happy about it being earlier than later we are frustrated because Jeremy’s parents have already purchased airline tickets! If it isn’t one thing it’s another! The countdown is on! Thank you for your continued prayers and support through this ordeal!


Updated posted by Jeremy Sawyer 5 months ago

Jeremy got a confirmation on the date of the surgery. Surgery is scheduled for the morning of December 12th. This surgery is to take 4 hours. As of today he has *ONLY* 20 more daily packing visits! This surgery is supposed to instantly heal this wound.

Prayers please! Prayers for strength to get through the next 20 visits, Prayers for Jeremy's parents to be able to fly in from Arizona, Prayers for the surgery to go as planned, and prayers for HEALING!
Thank you for all of your support!!

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Created by Jeremy Sawyer on March 15, 2013

Gustav the Stoma was born on January 9, 2013 to Jeremy Sawyer. Although this was the best decision for Jeremy and his progressing and debilitating Ulcerative Colitis, our family is now struggling with the medical bills.

Our Timeline:
July 2009 – Jeremy is diagnosed with moderate to severe ulcerative colitis.
July 2009-January 2013 – over 15 medications tried and failed.
June 2010 – Jude is born!
September 2010 – Jeremy has his first hospitalization due to a horrible UC flair
September 2010 – Begins using Remicaid and Prednisone – never comes off of prednisone until after his surgery.
April 2011 – Hospitalized again – UC Flair
April 2011 – Off of Remicaid – starts Humira. Still on Prednisone.
October 2012 – Teagan is born!!
November 2012 – Censie has gallbladder surgery
December 2012 – Jeremy has 2 one week stays in the hospital due to UC flairs
January 9, 2013 – Gustav the stoma is born!
January 21, 2013 – Jeremy finally gets released from the hospital!!
March 4, 2013 – Jeremy goes back to work!! Hooray!!
March 18, 2013– Jeremy get admitted to the hospital yet again – this time for an infection.
March 20, 2013 - Surgery to clean rectum wound due to severe infection. Found out that the wound was not healing properly and was causing an absese.
March 22, 2013 - HOME from hospital!!
Present: Still on daily packing at Kaiser. Equals $200-250 a week in co-pays!! Our medical debt increases daily!!
May 2013 - July 1st 2013 - Jeremy is told he is HEALED! No more daily packings!!
July 6th - Absese has formed. Needed another Surgery to deep clean the wound.
Present - Jeremy is going to work every day and going to the doctor every day as well. Still on daily packings. He will need another surgery to finally heal this 6 inch deep wound. A muscle flap surgery from his thighs will hopefully do the trick.
Due to the daily packings he is paying a copay daily still. Between 200-250 dollars a week in medical costs. Surgery is not schedule yet but we hope to have it done before the end of 2013

Jeremy is now living with an ileostomy due to him no longer having a colon or large intestine, he will have this forever.

We are not a family that asks for help much so this is extremely hard to do but here we are. Asking for a little dent to be made in this total. If money isn’t an option we ask for your prayers as we re-evaluate what our priorities are in order to get these bills paid!

Thank you for your support and continued prayers!!

Jeremy, Censie, Jude, Teagan and GUSTAV the Stoma.

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Recent Donations (51)

$15,175 raised by 51 people in 13 months.


Delores Schmeling

3 months ago


I just learned about all your problems from Gary. Good to hear you are doing better!



Sheryl Schmeling

3 months ago


Given in honor of Dave and Linda Sawyer. Glad to hear things are looking up!



Marc & Heidi La Porte

3 months ago


We love you guys so much!!




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