Please Help us Fight for Jammer

As many of you know I am a childhood friend of Mike and Melinda DeJean and their son Jammer. Jammer began having seizures as a young adult for no apparent reason, since then he has suffered from severe back pain due to fractured discs he received from his first seizure. They still do not know why he began having seizures as he got older, however they have continued and have proven to be something that he has had a very hard time dealing with. They have been through so much as a family trying to figure out what was causing these seizures and countless doctors and hospitals to try to find a way to stop them so Jammer could live his life.

Recently things took a turn for the worse as the seizures grew increasingly severe. On April 5th, 2014 Jammer was admitted into the hospital in Littleton, CO in the Neuro ICU unit with a severe head wound. It has been a roller coaster I can't even begin to imagine any family having to endure. Jammer has been in an induced medical coma almost consistently since the day he was admitted. He has had three stomach surgeries to remove portions of his intestines that were dying off due to a major infection in his colon for no apparent reason. He has also suffered from pneumonia and a stroke, however there are very good signs!! His brain scans look very good, he has movement in his arms and legs, his neurosurgeon has high hopes for a full recovery! The road ahead is long. The biggest obstacle right now are the continuous seizures in his left frontal lobe. Every time he is being brought out of the heavy sedation the seizures worsen. He needs to be brought out of the sedation to avoid further complications and regain strength so that he can be moved to Craig Rehabilitation Center to begin physical therapy! 

As you can imagine his parents are hanging on moment by moment spending every waking minute (not to mention many barely awake) at the hospital. The financial burden this puts on a family is beyond anything I can imagine! Dealing with fighting for your son's life is one thing but the stress of finances on top is beyond words! 

Please help me in trying to ease some of the financial burden so they can concentrate on their son! 

Thank you from the bottom of my heart.....and their's!!

Kay
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Kay Strebe 
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Glendale, CA
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