As a civilian, this zealous man, who loves to work and enjoy the great outdoors, tried to hike and exercise, but couldn’t do near what he used to do, which was frustrating and distressing. He continued to serve his country working as a civilian for the U.S. Army for 14 years, implementing educational programs to help the military understand and operate UAVs. He loved this job very much. It gave him a strong sense of pride and purpose. After increasing problems with his back and the need for more pain medication, he could no longer pursue any work.
Over the years, Jim has sought treatment of various kinds, hearing all kinds of promises, but ultimately nothing has delivered true relief. His back pain continues to intensify each year, to the point that now he must be in a wheelchair or walk a short distance with a cane. Most days, he can’t even get out of bed.
There is a procedure that can help Jim. But it’s through the Laser Spine Institute and not the VA. The VA can’t do this procedure because they don’t have the technology for it and have turned him away. The VA also will not pay for Jim to get this surgery because it’s not at one of their facilities or through their doctors. Medical insurance will not cover it either.
This is where you come in. We – Jim’s family – are pitching in to help him get the surgery. The approximate cost is around $24,158. We don’t have enough resources to pay for everything ourselves so we are asking friends, loved ones and others who feel compassion for Jim or what he is going through to help give this sweet man his quality of life back. If you cannot afford to offer anything in terms of financial support, we beg you for your prayers, love and encouragement.
Please note, Jim does NOT know we are asking this. He is a strong man who has always taken pride in caring for himself and everyone around him without asking for anything in return. So please don’t let him know we are doing this. Pray about it and if you feel led, please donate whatever you can. Every little bit helps. We are trying to get him into surgery in a couple of weeks.
God Bless You.
The Baber Family
DonationsSee top donations
- Erick & Raquel Villalvazo
- Adam Hill
- Rachael Nevarez
- Fred Prince
#1 fundraising platform
More people start fundraisers on GoFundMe than on any other platform. Learn more
Expert advice, 24/7
Contact us with your questions and we’ll answer, day or night. Learn more