Jeremy's Surgeries

$14,555 of $40k goal

Raised by 289 people in 35 months
Summer Shipley  PHOENIX, AZ
**update**
On Saturday may 24th at 4:23am Jeremy saw a man walk quickly into his store and back to his office. He was being robbed at gun point. He was tied up and repeatedly threatened. He was hit in the head twice with the gun requiring 8 staples to close him up.

While at the hospital they ran a scan and found a large black mass on this brain. Upon further tests we learned he has a large tumor compressing his brain and it is very life threatening. He was immediately admitted into the ICU and we were just Informed that Jeremy's tumor is too large to be removed in one surgery. He will have surgery tomorrow to remove a large piece of it compressing his brain stem...and in 6-8 weeks from now he will undergo surgery #2. He will now be out of work for 3-4 months. If everything goes perfectly during his surgery, the BEST outcome is that he loses his hearing in his left ear and will be out of work for over 6 months between the two surgeries and recovery process. Jeremy is only 30 years old and a husband and father of three amazing children (ages 7, 5, and 1). This family will have countless expenses due to the tumor, surgery and head trauma from the robbery. They will also struggle through his recovery as his pay will be cut significantly during his time away from work while he recovers. Any help is endlessly appreciated. Thank you for all the love and support.Thank you to everyone who has donated. Please continue to share this post as the need is enormous...and again, thank you all for everything!!
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Update 18
Posted by Summer Shipley
3 months ago
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Today is a big day for my family and especially Jeremy. He is just now being taken into surgery for his eye. For two and a half years Jeremy has not had control over the left side of his face and his eye cannot close on its own. This has left his eye constantly exposed, unable to stay lubricated, irritated and open to scratches and infections. We have had to tape it closed every night just to keep it safe from losing his eye sight. Today that hopefully changes. He is in surgery to help fix that. Although this is his most minor surgery to date (#7)... It is life changing for him. This surgery will change his life in a significant way. Imagine going out in the sun or wind and not being able to close your eye to protect it. Today is a big day. And hopefully the end of a very long chapter in our lives. Please pray that his surgery goes well. Or send positive energy if you can. This is all we ask for today... prayer and positive energy. Thank you all as always for following Jeremy's journey.
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Update 17
Posted by Summer Shipley
6 months ago
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Hey everyone!!! Quick update. We just got back Jeremy's first clean MRI!!!! Jeremiah is TUMOR FREE!!!! We just got the call a few days ago. They said not much surprises them, as they see it all, but Jeremiah's case is a special one. They said his tumor was "enormous" and it was really shocking. His MRI today is almost as surprising, as it looks so good for someone who has survived a tumor so big. They said what impairments he has now are likely permanent but with what he had it's really amazing it's not worse and we should be really happy about that. We just need to continue to help Jeremiah learn to live with his impairments and find his new "normal".

And we are and will. We couldn't feel more blessed and relieved. We thank God for Jeremiah's new lease on life and what really has been the start of a new life for all of us. Thank you for all the prayers, positive thought and well wishes. We are so thankful for our news today and equally thankful for all of you. If you missed our more detailed update a week or so ago please read below to the previous update
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Update 16
Posted by Summer Shipley
6 months ago
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It's been w hole year since our last update. Jeremy is one year out from his most recent surgery finally! A whole year without any major problems or surgeries. He still has one minor surgery in his near future. It's for his eye that still suffers paralysis from surgery #6. Jeremy never regained the movement on the left side of his face and still suffers weakness on his left side of his body. Walking, balance and coordination (from being deaf on one side and nervous system damage) are still problems for him and from his most recent check up likely permanent. He has learned to adjust around almost all of it though in a way that provides him a somewhat more normal quality of life. He is doing incredibly well under the circumstances and we are hopeful as he is soon to have his one year MRI check up that he will still be tumor free. We pray every day for his continued recovery and count our blessings daily for all the good that has come from this long journey. Last year just weeks after his emergency brain surgery we brought him home only to find out that not only was it a blessing he survived but that another blessing would be joining our family. Jeremy is now the very proud stay at home Daddy to four beautiful babies. What was scary news almost a year ago, (not knowing if he would fall ill again), has become an endless blessing. And we look back today on the last two and a half years and think of all the trials life has put us through. We look back and can both smile as this journey has strengthened our family endlessly and we can smile for all of you. All of you near and far from us, who were an amazing support to us through donation, well wishes, prayer and positive thought. We are so grateful for each and every one of you and pray you all are well. On this day, one year out, we are so thankful and felt it important to share this update with all of those who so lovingly followed Jeremy's journey. Thank you doesn't even cover it but thank you all from the bottom of our hearts.
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Update 15
Posted by Summer Shipley
18 months ago
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Just an enormous thank you to those who continue to share, pray donate and send positive energy. Jeremy is home and still using a PICC line. It is a tough adjustment to being home but he is doing his best.
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Alysha Willey
34 months ago

He has an acoustic neuroma.

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Amy Barclay
34 months ago

DOoes he have a meningioma?

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$14,555 of $40k goal

Raised by 289 people in 35 months
Created May 26, 2014
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Patti Palmer
3 months ago

Praying for all of you as Jeremy enters this surgery. You all have been through so much, but your love has been an inspiration. xxoo

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John W Norton
6 months ago

It's GREAT!!!! to hear such good news. GOD Bless y'all.

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Norman Rondeau
6 months ago

A shame he had to go to the hospital under the circumstances, but wonderful they found the tumor before it progressed too far. Wish I could give more. You guys are in my thoughts. Good luck!

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Anonymous
6 months ago
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Patti Palmer
6 months ago

Such wonderful news! I am so happy for your family. God Bless.

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Christine Sticht
18 months ago
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Hud & Barb Griffith
18 months ago

You and your family are in our continued prayers.

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Anonymous
18 months ago
JN
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John W Norton
18 months ago
$20
Annabelle Barela
18 months ago
Alysha Willey
34 months ago

He has an acoustic neuroma.

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Amy Barclay
34 months ago

DOoes he have a meningioma?

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