J-Pouch fund for Kevin

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Hi, I’m Kevin. Thank you for taking the time to read my story. In 2001, I was diagnosed with Ulcerative colitis when I was 12 years old. Over the 17 years of having the disease, my doctors and I have tried everything- steroids, suppositories, enemas, imuno-surpressant drugs (Humira, Remicade, Simponi, Entyvio) to name a few. However, none of them seemed to work for very long. Everything came to a head around Easter 2018, when I and my team decided the only move forward was to remove my colon in a very intensive surgery.

After having that surgery, I had to go back to the hospital 3 times due to complications. I am not in the clear yet. I still have 2 more surgeries to go to construct a J-Pouch for what I hope will be a more permanent solution to my digestive problems. The second surgery will take place October 25th, and the next about 3 months after that. This is the best chance I have to live a normal, pain-free life. Several hospital visits and major surgery has taken its toll financially and personally. I was lucky enough during this time to have the woman I love agree to marry me. She has been a rock for me. As we start our life together, I hope I can at the very least alleviate the financial strain of my medical bills through this GoFundMe campaign.

We are getting married in May 2019, a few months after my last surgery. We appreciate any and all donations, no matter how small.

THANK YOU!
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