Help Jo

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.


  • Anonymous
    • $100 
    • 6 yrs

Organizer and beneficiary

Lisa James Morgan
Shawnee, OK
Keith Rogers

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