2 years ago, Budda was diagnosed with Ulcerative Colitis and was forced to quit working because the flair up made him so ill. Jessica was then forced to begin working 13-16 hour days to make ends meet for her family. Over time, Budda got well and was able to go back to work full time.
Several months ago, Budda began having symptoms again, causing him to again, stop working. 2 weeks ago, he went to the doctor where he was urged to get to the emergency room immediately, not only had he lost 30 lbs in 1 month, his heart rate, blood pressure and temperature were dangerously high. It was discovered he had sepsis, a potentially life threatening infection. He was hospitalized where he received around the clock antibiotics and steroids.
Once he was released, the doctors urged him to rest and didn't want to release him to work, but because they are about to be evicted and have their electricity disconnected, he insisted on going back to work.
He was unable to handle going back to work, and days later, ended up back at the hospital.
This past Thursday, Jessica took him back to the hospital where they had to do emergency surgery and unfortunately, they had to remove his colon. He now has a Colostomy bag and will have to live with it for the rest of his life. The doctors are saying he will have to have at least 2 more surgeries to repair damage from the UC.
Jessica is on the verge of losing her job due to missing work to care for Budda, and Budda hasn't been able to work. They have sold most of their valuables to make ends meet, but at this point, they are at rock bottom. They are going to be evicted if they aren't able to pay their rent, their lights are due to be disconnected, and Jessica has used most of her money for gas to get to and from work, to and from the hospital and to and from our sisters house who has been caring for Aliyah.
These 3 do NOT deserve the hand they have been dealt. Their focus has always been on loving and caring for each other and their precious daughter, and they are always doing all they can to help those around them.
Now, they need our help. Budda has a long road of recovery ahead of him, Jessica is trying her hardest to take care of Budda, be there to care for their babygirl and still work as much as possible. They need to be able to focus on healing and adjusting to this new way of life, lets take some of the financial stress off of their minds. ALL donations will go to Budda, Jessica and Aliyah, I am only doing this to remove some of the stress from them. I see the pain my bro-in-law is in, the hopelessness in my sisters face and the confusion in my nieces innocent face when she wonders why mommy is gone so much and why daddy is always sick, and it breaks my heart. They are truly such special people, and seeing these people that I love so much go through this terrible ordeal makes me feel helpless. I know so many of you care but don't know how to help. Any amount you can offer will help this incredible family.
Thank you for any and all help and God Bless you all.
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