A little help for a big hearted guy

Let's rewind time, back in September of 2011 my brother a father, a son, a boyfriend, a nephew, and grandson, was taken to the er withen one hour of losing his life to chrons disease, he was immediately taken into surgery for a ruptured colon, and the outcome was a illiostomy bag at the young age of 27, at any rate this is nothing anybody wants or is easily accepting too. He adjusted to life as it was, his young son was just 5 months old and facing an extreamly rare surgery himself, where all of his organs were located in his left lung cavity, a condition that most infants don't survive with if not caught at birth, that surgery for Jackson took place just days before thanksgiving, Jeremy then went on to have his illiostomy reversed in December of 2011 where he spent Christmas in the hospital, away from his family, and seeing no his sons face on his first Christmas. After the struggle of adjusting to the changes life had brought his way, he and his family of 5 lived with our father temporarily and then after our grandmother passed he moved in with our mother where they resided for several years through all the hard times. In April of 2013 Jeremy underwent a 14 hour hernia repair surgery with a team of specialists to repair a 13 in cm. tear in his intestinal wall, that was the outcome of the illiostomy reversal, he had to live with this for a year to make sure the intestines were fully healed and strong enough for the next surgery. After this surgery everything seems to be going well, medicine was helping and there were only a few short stays to get fluids and to control the flare ups... Which brings us to the summer of 2016 where he was still being seen at CVMC for all of his needs, as a result of his abdominal surgery he had an overwhelming about of scar tissue that was built up and causing blockages, the team at CVMC wasn't alarmed by it being active chrons because of the amount of scar tissue, so it brought us to surgery on 7/10/17 when he finally was sent to Dartmouth medical center as his treatment has progressed to be to much for the team at CVMC.
The surgery on 7/10/17 resulted in another illiostomy bag, during the surgery, alothough it was suppose to be laparoscopic, to remove a blockage, it turned into a full 8 hour surgery that resulted in removing the 30 cm of his intestines that were in a clump and the size of a cabbage head! He will just begin to heal and cope with like as it is handed to him again, and turn around in 12-13 weeks and have another surgery to reverse the illiostomy bag as long as everything heals appropriately! As of now he has been working long hours and many days for dominos in west Leb, he brings in the majority of his household income and will suffer financially from this and being unable to return to work promptly! I know this is long and I appreciate if you have read this far, I am hoping to raise some money to help my brother stay up on his bills and help our family travel to the hospital for his appointments and to visit with him. If it's a penny or a prayer we will appreciate anything at all! Thank you for your time and learning about the past few years of my brothers life and struggle with such an awful disease!
Love the Foster's!


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Katelyn Foster 
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