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Jeffrey Anderson

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Hi. My name is Gayle and I am Jeff’s aunt. A lot of you know me as Auntie Gayle. Jeff recently went to Jamaica and has had a medical emergency. Jeff was found on a beach unresponsive and transported to hospital. His blood sugars were off the charts. Yesterday he was transported via ambulance to another facility that can better address his needs. We were informed yesterday that Jeff is still unresponsive. His heart, lungs (due to pneumonia) and his liver is compromised and failing. He is on a ventilator and has coded twice but they were able to revive him. The only means of transport to get him back to the US is by air ambulance. I have researched our options and we can get him to Miami for $30,000. To fly him to Minnesota is over $67,000. The facility he is in Jamaica is frightening. I am trying to get him to the states for better treatment. I am hoping that this fundraiser will help us do this. Thank you for reading this and for loving Jeffie.

Hello, I may have figured out to edit this post. Jeff remains in ICU in Jamaica. I have been trying to transport to the University of Miami hospital but they are diverting patients due to being at capacity. I am now looking at Jackson Memorial in Miami. Jeff has to be accepted to an ICU in the states or we can’t move forward. I have 30 years of social work and case management experience. Coordinating 2 different countries and two different medical systems has been very difficult. We are close. The air ambulance is ready to go within 24 hours of notification of his ability to safely travel. Jeff remains on a ventilator. This situation has been going on for 3 weeks now. I just want him in the states. Family can visit and hard decisions will have to be made

i just received an inquiry about Jeff’s status. He remains in an Intensive Care Unit in Falmouth Jamaica. All requests for admission to a hospital in Miami were rejected. Our only option is to transport Jeff to MN which increases the air ambulance cost to over $62,000. John Laurentsen of WCCO is interviewing the family on Thursday morning. I am not sure exactly when the story will be on air. The newest diagnosis to our list of concerns is sepsis. This diagnosis is very concerning. Please keep our family in your thoughts and prayers

Our family’s story airs on WCCO tonight at 5. A huge thank you to all of you that have supported and donated to get Jeff home


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Gayle Thomas
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