Help Jo

$63,260 of $100k goal

Raised by 1,459 people in 11 months
Lisa James Morgan   SHAWNEE, OK
This is my precious, beautiful cousin, Jo Rogers.  She just turned 40 last march, has 2 young sons, ages 17 and 12 and today is her and her husband, Keith's 14th wedding anniversary, but she isn't able to celebrate it.   She has been in the 3 different hospitals since July 9th, after a short vacation in NE Oklahoma.  Shortly after being moved to an Oklahoma City hospital, she went into septic shock and was put on a ventilator into a medical coma.  She was tested for West Nile Virus, meningitis and all other bacterial and viral infections.  To protect her vital organs, her body deferred the infection to her limbs.  Since then she has had surgeries to remove her right leg mid-thigh, her left leg below the knee and both of her arms mid-forearm.  She will soon have more surgeries on her arms to prevent the infection from spreading more.  Last Friday, it was found that she has a blood clot in her lung, more infection in her blood and they are fighting the possibility of pneumonia.  They finally found that she has Rocky Mountain Spotted Tick Fever; the worst case seen.  She is still on a ventilator and being kept sedated to help with pain.  Although she will have insurance for a couple more months, her medical bills are mounting daily and will continue as she will be in the hospital for many more months with rehab, prosthetics and home and car renovation to accommodate her needs.  While still working, her husband is at the hospital for most of his free time while still trying to take care of their sons.  Although our friends and family are doing all we can to help them, it will never be enough so I am asking for help from anyone who is willing to help.  I really didn't know what to set the donation amount at because I have never had to worry about something like this.  It's all so overwhelming, unreal and devastatingly heartbreaking.  Any help offered would be so appreciated!  Enjoy every minute of every single day because you never know what could happen tomorrow.  Thank you and God bless.
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Update 8
9 months ago
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Guess who's home!!!!! We are all so excited to have her back with us. She is truly a miracle. I know that I promised the next update would be from her but I couldn't help sharing our good news. Next time, I promise. God bless! Donations can be deposited in any Arvest Bank or mailed to PO Box 1089, Shawnee, OK. 74802, attn: Faith. Make checks payable to Account #23297764. Jo's address is PO Box 124 Earlsboro, OK. 74840.  God bless!
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Update 7
9 months ago
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Well, tonight was the last time I'll visit Jo in the hospital because SHE'S COMING HOME TOMORROW!!!! I almost can't imagine this is really happening. The next update will be in her own words. Thank you all for everything and God bless. Donations can be deposited in any Arvest Bank or mailed to PO Box 1089, Shawnee, OK. 74802, attn: Faith. Make checks payable to Account #23297764. Jo's address is PO Box 124 Earlsboro, OK. 74840.  God bless!
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Update 6
10 months ago
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UPDATE: Jo has been talking a lot and is doing well in her physical therapy. She has been using her cell phone and can make outgoing calls by herself. She is determined to be independent, ready to go home and grateful for her life. She was moved to tears by all of the cards, comments, prayers, well-wishes and generosity from everyone. She believes the love and support of family, friends and total strangers has given her the strength to work so hard and would like to thank every one of you.
Donations can be deposited in any Arvest Bank or mailed to PO Box 1089, Shawnee, OK. 74802, attn: Faith. Make checks payable to Account #23297764. Jo's address is PO Box 124 Earlsboro, OK. 74840. 
God bless!
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Update 5
11 months ago
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Many people have asked for a way to donate to a bank account and for an address to send cards and letters. Here is the information : Donations can be deposited in any Arvest Bank or mailed to PO Box 1089, Shawnee, OK. 74802, attn: Faith. Make checks payable to Account #23297764. Jo's address is PO Box 124 Earlsboro, OK. 74840. Again, thank you for the donations, well wishes and personal stories. We really can't thank everyone enough. God bless!
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Claudia Wojnarowicz Scott
11 months ago

Lala, you have a disgusting and dark perspective on life. It's because of people like you that so many are disgusted by the Christian lifestyle choice. Your lifestyle causes you to rationalize horrible things as events that occur solely because your god "works in mysterious ways." That is intellectually lazy at best, hateful at worst. Does it occur to you that perhaps bad things just happen, and that there's nothing more to it than that? What happened to this beautiful woman does not have some special, mystical "meaning" or "purpose." It's a horrible thing that happened because of a single TICK, and it will change her life forever. Have some compassion, and stop obsessing so much over your creepy theistic beliefs and how they apply to other people's misfortunes. Instead of doing something useless like "pray for" this woman to magically grow back her limbs or whatever, I will actually do something productive by DONATING and providing this family with the financial support they so badly need right now. But for you, Lala, all I can say is: love the Christian, hate the Christianity (or ANY religion if it makes people think the way Lala does). Your words are pathetic and evil.

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Jersay Peet
11 months ago

Lala Gaban. You need mental help. "God gave her this gift for a reason"??? That is one of the most twisted, sickening things I've ever read.

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Patty Cecchin
11 months ago

Lala you are a sick person,how do you even think like that? Seek help woman

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Robb Rodenberg
11 months ago

Lala you truly do need help, honestly though, never take someone seriously that believes the earth is only 6k years old.

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Elaine Smith Clark
11 months ago

Lala, HIV was not created for homosexuals. Heathcare workers, babies, drug users, etc suffer from this. You need to get a heart and quit with this crap. A woman is fighting for her life. What she needs is prayers. Not your nonsense.

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Anthony Mangiarciana
11 months ago

Lala if there really is a God and he had something to do with this poor girls rotten luck he should be ashamed of himself. You need help. I pray that Jo can survive this horrible situation and be able to watch her 2 sons grow up. I feel terrible for her.

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Michael Hong
11 months ago

Lala, god gave me the gift of being able to ignore you.

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Kellie Kae Kirkwood-Bruner
11 months ago

My dad was in bed 301 across from her and we saw how sick she truly is. She has wonderful doctors and nurses taking care of her every minute of the day thank God. We will continue to pray for her, her battle is long and hard.

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Carol Bellis
11 months ago

Layla, you need psychiatric help. Your comments are sick and mean....I guess you have never suffered a tragedy? May God help your soul.

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Nana Nash
11 months ago
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We want to help, but would rather give to a local bank account set up for the family. I hope you'll consider setting up an account and asking the news stations to give out the information. Until then, our prayers are with all of you.

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Sebastian Bardeaux
11 months ago
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Lala is just doing Christianity smear campaigning. Lets focus the attention back to Jo.

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Erik Nichols
11 months ago
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Lala... It is sad that you say that God gave her this gift. True that God gives gifts, but not all suffering is a gift. It is part of a fallen world. Trying to slap a happy face on it (especially without even knowing this person or where their heart is) is not the way to approach things. Allow God to be God, and you be His "hands and feet" through loving acts and considerate words. This woman has been devastated. Show empathy and compassion, not "hey, just count it all joy" and think that works. She has to live with this for the rest of her life, you don't. Be a witness, no a "noisy gong".

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Lisa James Morgan
11 months ago
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We are working on a bank account for her. @Lala, yes, God is good because we still have Jo; it could always be worse. We are sending prayers that God's guidance is with your doctors as they address your neurological condition. Thank you all for the love.

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Brian Lockett
11 months ago
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@Lala Gaban: That comment was completely the wrong thing to say, in the wrong place, at the wrong time. Not that this should be the subject here, but for as much as such one God does, he allows. Not everything bad allowed to happen in life is a deliberated mandate for something to happen. Nothing claims that suffering is what God caused to happen. As for the "gift" of God, the gift was in his promise. A future with no more tears, no more suffering, and no more pain--all things new. The gift is hope. It is not claimed anywhere that God causes bad that happens--there is only claim that they do work all things towards good. If you're going to share hope, share something encouraging. She doesn't have to be told she's facing difficulty. She doesn't even need you to "teach" her on faith. She should be comforted by your support today. She needs the miracle of honest love right now. Give them your sincere support, not your perspective or unsolicited lessons. Let's focus on this poor woman, turn our thoughts to her family's situation, and help her if we can, however we can.

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Kim Petersen
11 months ago
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Lala Gaban is a fake account. Please take the time to report her to FB . https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100009313709035&sk=reviews

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Lacy Kish
11 months ago
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Wtf because of that beautiful tick she can no longer hug her children. Play soccer. Her life as she knew it is over. Lala if you ever get attacked by one of gods beautiful creatures, I hope this wonderful gift is bestowed upon you. What a waste you are..... God gives us the gift of life, but also gives us pure evil too, you are one of those evil "gifts".

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Charleen Henderson
11 months ago
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Just curious, what doctor in Shawnee was treating her. So sad. Prayers for her recovery and her family

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Shara Love
11 months ago
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My 13 year old daughter just spent 10 months in ICU, on a vent, and is now paralyzed and unable to talk due to West Nile Virus. Its unbelievable how dangerous these little insects are. Anytime I hear of someone suffering from an insect related virus, it breaks me heart. I will be praying for your family

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Christina Steacy
11 months ago
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Lala maybe God will bestow this exact same gift on you and if he does i pray you wont blame the tick either...what a dumb silly thing to say. Im sure he did not create a tick deliberately just for her. However I am sure he will be there for her to help her through by bringing people here to read her story and i pray that her and her family reach the 1 million mark. If not more. I also pray that your brain is healed from the morinic disease you clearly have!

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Shelley Schenk
11 months ago
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God can bring good out of any situation, but to think he created ticks to torment this woman is disturbed thinking. Let's put this to rest. This woman and her family dont need this.

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$63,260 of $100k goal

Raised by 1,459 people in 11 months
Created August 3, 2015
Lisa James Morgan  
  Medical   SHAWNEE, OK
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Jeremy Myers
4 months ago

Sad the donations are far from your goal. Now that I'm debt free I'm glad I'm able to pitch in again. I hope you reach your financial goal. Jo I'm glad you're home. I wish you the best. With todays technology I hope soon you'll have new arms and legs.

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Eddie Gateway Artigue
5 months ago
Claudia Wojnarowicz Scott
11 months ago

Lala, you have a disgusting and dark perspective on life. It's because of people like you that so many are disgusted by the Christian lifestyle choice. Your lifestyle causes you to rationalize horrible things as events that occur solely because your god "works in mysterious ways." That is intellectually lazy at best, hateful at worst. Does it occur to you that perhaps bad things just happen, and that there's nothing more to it than that? What happened to this beautiful woman does not have some special, mystical "meaning" or "purpose." It's a horrible thing that happened because of a single TICK, and it will change her life forever. Have some compassion, and stop obsessing so much over your creepy theistic beliefs and how they apply to other people's misfortunes. Instead of doing something useless like "pray for" this woman to magically grow back her limbs or whatever, I will actually do something productive by DONATING and providing this family with the financial support they so badly need right now. But for you, Lala, all I can say is: love the Christian, hate the Christianity (or ANY religion if it makes people think the way Lala does). Your words are pathetic and evil.

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Jersay Peet
11 months ago

Lala Gaban. You need mental help. "God gave her this gift for a reason"??? That is one of the most twisted, sickening things I've ever read.

+ Read More
Patty Cecchin
11 months ago

Lala you are a sick person,how do you even think like that? Seek help woman

+ Read More
Robb Rodenberg
11 months ago

Lala you truly do need help, honestly though, never take someone seriously that believes the earth is only 6k years old.

+ Read More
Elaine Smith Clark
11 months ago

Lala, HIV was not created for homosexuals. Heathcare workers, babies, drug users, etc suffer from this. You need to get a heart and quit with this crap. A woman is fighting for her life. What she needs is prayers. Not your nonsense.

+ Read More
Anthony Mangiarciana
11 months ago

Lala if there really is a God and he had something to do with this poor girls rotten luck he should be ashamed of himself. You need help. I pray that Jo can survive this horrible situation and be able to watch her 2 sons grow up. I feel terrible for her.

+ Read More
Michael Hong
11 months ago

Lala, god gave me the gift of being able to ignore you.

+ Read More
Kellie Kae Kirkwood-Bruner
11 months ago

My dad was in bed 301 across from her and we saw how sick she truly is. She has wonderful doctors and nurses taking care of her every minute of the day thank God. We will continue to pray for her, her battle is long and hard.

+ Read More
Carol Bellis
11 months ago

Layla, you need psychiatric help. Your comments are sick and mean....I guess you have never suffered a tragedy? May God help your soul.

+ Read More
Nana Nash
11 months ago
8
8

We want to help, but would rather give to a local bank account set up for the family. I hope you'll consider setting up an account and asking the news stations to give out the information. Until then, our prayers are with all of you.

+ Read More
Sebastian Bardeaux
11 months ago
7
7

Lala is just doing Christianity smear campaigning. Lets focus the attention back to Jo.

+ Read More
Erik Nichols
11 months ago
7
7

Lala... It is sad that you say that God gave her this gift. True that God gives gifts, but not all suffering is a gift. It is part of a fallen world. Trying to slap a happy face on it (especially without even knowing this person or where their heart is) is not the way to approach things. Allow God to be God, and you be His "hands and feet" through loving acts and considerate words. This woman has been devastated. Show empathy and compassion, not "hey, just count it all joy" and think that works. She has to live with this for the rest of her life, you don't. Be a witness, no a "noisy gong".

+ Read More
Lisa James Morgan
11 months ago
6
6

We are working on a bank account for her. @Lala, yes, God is good because we still have Jo; it could always be worse. We are sending prayers that God's guidance is with your doctors as they address your neurological condition. Thank you all for the love.

+ Read More
Brian Lockett
11 months ago
6
6

@Lala Gaban: That comment was completely the wrong thing to say, in the wrong place, at the wrong time. Not that this should be the subject here, but for as much as such one God does, he allows. Not everything bad allowed to happen in life is a deliberated mandate for something to happen. Nothing claims that suffering is what God caused to happen. As for the "gift" of God, the gift was in his promise. A future with no more tears, no more suffering, and no more pain--all things new. The gift is hope. It is not claimed anywhere that God causes bad that happens--there is only claim that they do work all things towards good. If you're going to share hope, share something encouraging. She doesn't have to be told she's facing difficulty. She doesn't even need you to "teach" her on faith. She should be comforted by your support today. She needs the miracle of honest love right now. Give them your sincere support, not your perspective or unsolicited lessons. Let's focus on this poor woman, turn our thoughts to her family's situation, and help her if we can, however we can.

+ Read More
Kim Petersen
11 months ago
3
3

Lala Gaban is a fake account. Please take the time to report her to FB . https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100009313709035&sk=reviews

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Lacy Kish
11 months ago
3
3

Wtf because of that beautiful tick she can no longer hug her children. Play soccer. Her life as she knew it is over. Lala if you ever get attacked by one of gods beautiful creatures, I hope this wonderful gift is bestowed upon you. What a waste you are..... God gives us the gift of life, but also gives us pure evil too, you are one of those evil "gifts".

+ Read More
Charleen Henderson
11 months ago
3
3

Just curious, what doctor in Shawnee was treating her. So sad. Prayers for her recovery and her family

+ Read More
Shara Love
11 months ago
2
2

My 13 year old daughter just spent 10 months in ICU, on a vent, and is now paralyzed and unable to talk due to West Nile Virus. Its unbelievable how dangerous these little insects are. Anytime I hear of someone suffering from an insect related virus, it breaks me heart. I will be praying for your family

+ Read More
Christina Steacy
11 months ago
2
2

Lala maybe God will bestow this exact same gift on you and if he does i pray you wont blame the tick either...what a dumb silly thing to say. Im sure he did not create a tick deliberately just for her. However I am sure he will be there for her to help her through by bringing people here to read her story and i pray that her and her family reach the 1 million mark. If not more. I also pray that your brain is healed from the morinic disease you clearly have!

+ Read More
Shelley Schenk
11 months ago
2
2

God can bring good out of any situation, but to think he created ticks to torment this woman is disturbed thinking. Let's put this to rest. This woman and her family dont need this.

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