Esophageal Repair Surgery Fundraiser

I want to take control of my life and get out of this wheelchair. I want to be able to work, play, and serve others again.

I am currently bedbound a great deal. This body of mine was badly injured as a result of childhood trauma. It requires two new knees and, more critically, a new right hip as soon as possible. My hip joint no longer exists and is "totally obliterated". The pain is tremendous.

It is imperative that I lower my BMI as soon as possible and that's where vertical sleeve weight loss surgery comes in. I have lost 70 pounds on my own, but since I've been in the chair and in bed, that's become difficult.

I found an amazing surgeon in San Antonio and am blessed to have health insurance. But we often have trouble making our bills each month, so the surgery expenses are a challenge.

I am required to have testing done on my heart, a sleep study, dietician, and therapy visits. The medical tests are all a $325 copay each and seeing each of many doctors and professionals is $35 each time. The hospital also requires a deposit. I am unable to continue this journey without help.

This is my hail Mary pass . I don't want to cancel this process.  I want to live and work and play and contribute to the world. Thank you for reading. If you are not able to donate, we would be very grateful for your prayers. 

Much love, Jody Joy

Donations

  • Anonymous 
    • $75 
    • 1 mo
  • Anonymous 
    • $25 
    • 7 mos
  • Jennifer Hatfield 
    • $20 
    • 7 mos
  • Lisa W 
    • $100 
    • 7 mos
  • Lisa W 
    • $100 
    • 7 mos
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Organizer

Jody Joy Weikel 
Organizer
Kerrville, TX
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