Jack was recently diagnosed with a stage 5 chronic kidney disorder called "Hydronephrosis" that has caused him anemia, extremely high blood pressure, headaches, cramps, and near complete kidney failure. Also known as "End Stage Renal Disease" (ESRD).
Jack first went into the hospital in early November 2017. Shortly thereafter, doctors had discovered that both of his kidneys were functioning at less than 1%. His doctors believe it was due to a physcial abnormality in his bladder/urethra that had gone unnoticed his entire childhood. Jack has undergone multiple invasive surgeries within the last month and he now has a dialysis catheter implant in his upper chest. He has been getting dialysis treatments 3 times/week to filter his blood because his kidneys are unable to.
He also underwent a corrective surgery to help increase his bladder function. The hope is that if his bladder can function normally, then his kidneys will regain some function. Originally, a 0.1% chance was given by Jack's doctors that his kidneys would regain normal function but only time will tell. Ultimately, the long-term effects of his condition are uncertain at this point and kidney transplantation is a very real possibility.
In the mean time, the sudden onset of medical expenses has been very overwhelming. I am asking, on behalf of Jack Garcia, for a little bit of immediate financial help for him and his family. Anyone who has spent any amount of time in a hospital can understand how unaffordable it is. If you were planning on donating some money for a good cause - this is a great cause for a great kid.
-- Thank you in advance for your love and support! --
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