Long road to recovery

Dear Friends,

My considerable health challenges lead me to ask for the help of my wonderful friends and family.
Around 3-15-2021, I will be heading into another super major surgery, during which my surgeons will literally gut me like a fish, move my intestines to the table next to me, then attempt to find 2 holes or Fistlae, repair them, replace the abdominal mesh that holds the insides inside, then put it all back as well as possible.
This surgery is indeed as bad as it sounds. I know because I had this type of procedure in 2017 to close my enormous belly wound. 

My poor gut has been in extreme pain ever since and has undergone 2 additional surgeries and 19 months of a drain sticking out of my belly, much like a giant Capri Sun.

I am a fiercely independent person and have always taken care of myself in these situations. This time I won't be able to do for myself for a good 6-8 weeks. This will be incredibly expensive for me. Between just getting fed and keeping the lights on, its going to be much more than I can source myself. So I ask you for your generosity at a critical time. This will be a very dangerous surgery and recovery. 

I really cannot adequately express my appreciation to those who have helped and are helping me along this very difficult journey. 

If you can, please consider donating $5, $20, or $100- really any amount will help. 

Thank you for all your help. Here’s to better days ahead!

Jen-Jen Haehnel
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Jen-Jen Haehnel 
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St. Paul, MN