Help Jason Fight for His Life

$4,235 of $100,000 goal

Raised by 70 people in 51 months
Tasha Isabelle
on behalf of Jack Atton
 LYNN, MA


Jason is many things; an athlete, friend, brother, son, and nephew. He is a gentle giant of a man (6’ 7”, 300+ pounds) with a heart of gold who would quite literally give someone the shirt off his back if they needed it. Never afraid to make himself the punchline of a joke, he brings joy and laughter to everyone he meets. He’s the person I turn to when everything is going wrong and more so when everything is right. He is my very best friend, and I know many others feel similarly about him.

Jason recently travelled to Texas to visit with family. He was supposed to come home on Saturday, May 30, 2015. Instead, I received a phone call from Jason at 2am, but I was sleeping and didn’t hear the phone ringing. I awoke to a voicemail of him telling me that he was heading to the hospital, he thought he was having a heart attack. I tried calling several times to no avail. Eventually, I got word that he had, in fact, suffered a severe heart attack.

To date, Jason is still in critical condition in the ICU in a Houston hospital. He is up against an excruciating list of medical problems that he needs help overcoming. His heart rate has yet to stabilize, he has fluid build-up in his lungs, he is still mostly unresponsive, and (perhaps worst of all) he’s in full kidney failure and in need of a transplant. He will likely have to undergo three-times-a-week dialysis treatment without a new kidney. Some days are better than others and we get a glimmer of hope that maybe he will pull through this. Other days are not as great.

The medical bills he is facing are astronomical. Because of his health, Jason most likely will not be able to work for quite some time. On behalf of Jason and his family, I am asking that anyone able to donate do so. Any money collected will be used towards his medical bills, with a small amount going to help his brother Derick defray traveling costs to and from the hospital everyday (sometimes multiple times!) to be with Jason and to keep everyone in Jason’s home region of New England updated on his condition.

Please help. Many hearts are broken to think of such a sweet and kind man, only 38, who has given so many the gift of laughter, laying in a hospital without joy of his own. If you cannot donate, or even if you do, please keep Jason in your thoughts and prayers.

Thank you.


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The most AMAZING thing happened to me today! My started to ring, and when I looked at the caller ID I saw my best friends face looking back at me and his name flashing across the screen. The last time this happened was nearly two months ago!

I can't begin to tell you how great it was to hear his voice, even if only for a few minutes. He's made such big improvements over the past week or so, but still has a LONG road ahead of him. Please keep sending your positive thoughts his way as he continues his journey to health!!
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Jason has been removed from EVERYTHING with the exception of his feeding tube today! He is awake and alert and I was able to talk to him and give him some words of encouragement today. He is on the right path!!! Please keep sharing this!!
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You guys are AMAZING! Thanks for all the support. Please keep the momentum going as Jay fights to get better. He is improving everyday and with any luck will be off the ventilator this week!!!
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Jim Sullivan
51 months ago
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Big Jay is one of my dearest friends. Of course, as noted in the appeal, Jay is many people's dear friend. Please help. Please donate. Please share this appeal. Thank you.

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$4,235 of $100,000 goal

Raised by 70 people in 51 months
Created June 8, 2015
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MU
$50
Macca The Umpire
49 months ago
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From Macca, umpire at M Street.

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JO
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Judy Ouellette
50 months ago
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Thomas Zahn
50 months ago
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Jim Innocent
50 months ago
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SA
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Steve Aubertine
50 months ago
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Get well soon Jay! Miss you and wishing you a fast recovery!

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Anonymous
50 months ago
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Heath Lynch
50 months ago
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AB
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Aisling Brooker
50 months ago
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Jimmy McNiff
50 months ago
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From your fellow M Street pitcher.

Jim Sullivan
51 months ago
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Big Jay is one of my dearest friends. Of course, as noted in the appeal, Jay is many people's dear friend. Please help. Please donate. Please share this appeal. Thank you.

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