Who's Got Kimberly's Back?

Drawing by Lisa Walker, who always has Kim's back!

The Lowe's have affected so many lives everywhere they have been.  From training teachers around the globe to get students engaged in every lesson and working with schools to implement better teaching to walking with couples in crisis and being a light to those in the dark.  They are especially unique people.  Inviting, loving, charasmatic and caring. 

What most don't know is that Kimberly lives with a chronic pain disease and a back injury.  She had a Total Disc Replacement in her lower back in June 2015.  The doctor recommended the TDR for two discs but only did one (for reasons unknown).  

For better health with her chronic pain, they made the move to Guam.  The heat and the sea water helps soothe pain and reduce flair-ups.  However, the healthcare is minimal on the island and a doctor to treat her back and chronic pain does not exist.  To add to that, now that they are technically back in the USA, they don't have insurance.  Everything is self-pay.

Kimberly is facing an up-hill battle.  She is trying to get off medication that is hurting her body but has withdrawls equal to withdrawling off heroin.  But, by doing this, the pain in her back is becoming unmanageable.  She needs to have the other disintigrated disc replaced.  By doing this, she will alleviate 90% of the pain she is in.  

There are two hospitals in Manilla (Philipines) that have specialists that can perform the surgery and get her back to normal.  They also are going to try to do a full hysterectomy as cancerous cells have been found through biopsy in her cervix.  But, they don't have the funds to get there.  They give away so much of their time and resources that it barely leaves anything left to pay the bills.  They have no savings and definitely nothing for a surgery.  

For all the people that know the Lowe family, you know the gift that they are.  Chris is an amazing husband and father.  Grace and Ethan are extraordinary kids.  Kimberly is what makes them all stick together.  

Kimberly needs this treatment immediately.  They have put it off for a year.  They have December and January off to have the surgery and recover before Chris has to go back to work.  They have a friend that is going to stay with the kids.  Now, we just need to get them funded.   

For everyone that has ever known Chris or Kimberly or both, please give.  The impact Kimberly makes on this world cannot be taken away over money.  Please give.  

The goal set is just a starting point.  There are flights, bills, and extras that aren't counted in to get her there.  There are home bills that need to be covered because neither can work.  So give and GIVE BIG (for all of you who know Chris, give as big as his personality).

If everyone Chris knows only gave $100 each, they would far surpass their goal immediately.  If he can get over 100k views on a video he made for Auburn when they went to the national championships, this is certainly attainable.  Thanks to everyone that dontes and shares.  We will keep the updates coming as they come in.
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    • $100 
    • 42 mos
  • Gary Hinson 
    • $150 
    • 43 mos
  • Melissa Wincel 
    • $50 
    • 44 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • $80 
    • 44 mos
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    • $200 
    • 45 mos
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Organizer and beneficiary

Kimberly Lowe 
Santa Rita, GU
Samuel Bowman 
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