From volunteering at the local elementary school, to running an online liver support group, to helping run a community based Facebook group in Mission Viejo Jessica loved helping others and being part of her community. This GoFundMe page is to help cover medical expenses incurred and to help bring light to Liver disease.
The current process for liver transplants is flawed. Liver transplants are determined by a score called a MELD score, which does not provide a full picture. Based on the calculation, Jessica was too healthy. In order to remain healthy, Jessica took as many as 12 different medications a day, none of which were pain killers. She needed plasma and platelet transfusions. Jessica fought through constant pain, critically low potassium and magnesium levels that could have killed her at any moment. When reaching the hospital this January, she became disqualified as she was now too sick for a transplant.
Jessica will be missed by many. I hope the National transplant process changes so others do not have to lose their life so very early.