As some of you may know, he's been going through a rough patch the last couple of months. For those of you who aren't aware, Will was hospitalized almost the whole month of August and just got discharged a couple of weeks ago. He came home one night and passed out so perfectly on his legs on the couch that he cut off circulation to his left calf from the pressure he had on it while sleeping (compartmental syndrome). The pressure that built up in his calf caused rhabdomyolysis, a breakdown of his muscle tissue, which caused a flood of proteins (his muscle fibers) to flood through his kidneys causing renal (kidney) failure.
Thank goodness, his roommate, Lloyd was there to find him and call 911! When he got to the ER they rushed him into the operating room to release the pressure in his leg. They cut 2 large lacerations in his calf. The surgeon stated if it had been one more hour he would have lost his leg.
Once the surgeries were done, one of the biggest concerns were his kidneys. They had him on dialysis almost every other day, just hoping and praying they would start working on their own. And finally, they did! So, he has been home now trying to rehabilitate from the leg injury.
The reason for this page is that Will is now in a terrible financial bind from the hospital stay and treatments. Unfortunately, he just started a new job and was not covered by insurance yet. He has racked quite a hefty bill. He was in such a critical state that the hospital could not release him until he either got some form of healthcare or his kidneys started functioning. Now that he has been discharged the physicians expect the pay upfront (understadable).
Anybody that knows Will knows he would give the shirt off his back for his friends, family, and strangers, as I know that so many of you have done for him.
All that I ask from this page is, if you have something to spare to throw in the pot for him financially, Great! But please don't feel obligated. He would not want that. If anything, even a voice of support would be good enough for him. We appreciate anything and everything anyone of you do or have done for him. No matter what, he'll get through this
(I will post some pix. It's pretty wild! He's one tough kid!)
*Caution: pix are graphic*
Love to all! Xoxo,
Sabrina & the Jennings Family
- JoAnn Ballengee
- Cynrhia Brown-Latney
- David LeMay
- Bobbie Kingsley
- JoAnn Ballengee
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