Daniel and Anna medical fund

In Sept 2017, Daniel and Anna Pittman discovered they were going to have another baby, making their family of three a family of four! Just in time as well, since they had also just started the process of renovating their new forever home, Daniel’s late mother’s ranch style home next door to their current mobile home. Anna was working full time hours as a prn RN, and Daniel working full time contracted security, neither jobs offering health insurance.

Late December 2017,  Daniel started having flu-like symptoms, night sweats, general malaise, low grade fevers off and on, weakness, dizziness, chronically swollen lymph nodes in the neck, appetite loss, nausea, vomiting, and severe abdominal pain. New symptoms such as numbness and pain in his neck, difficulty and painful swallowing, chest and left shoulder pain have recently developed over the past month (August 2018). From January 2018 to April 2018, Daniel unintentionally lost nearly 35 lbs and endured two surgeries to treat what doctors felt were causing the symptoms. In early March, he had sinus surgery for an occluded maxillary sinus infection, and an appendectomy in late March, to treat what they thought might be chronic appendicitis. None of the symptoms resolved after either surgery. Incidentally, a rare form of appendix cancer was discovered after his appendix was removed, called LAMN (low grade appendiceal mucinous neoplasm.) Daniel was been unable to work since Febuary 2018 due to his debilitating symptoms.

After being treated at 5 different medical facilities in Mississippi and Alabama, including UMMC and UAB, no answers, no diagnosis or treatment has been offered. Daniel’s family is seeking the help and support of those who love him to get treatment at Mayo Clinic.

This is the reason these types of fundraisers exist. In life, sometimes things happen unexpectedly, and you need a little help and support from your family, friends, and community as well. Please consider donating anything at all. Your generosity will mean all the world to Anna and Daniel and to everyone who loves them.
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    • $100 
    • 52 mos
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    • $60 
    • 52 mos
  • Timothy Smith
    • $50 
    • 52 mos
  • Philip Stewart
    • $30 
    • 52 mos
  • Richard Anderson
    • $50 
    • 52 mos
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Fundraising team: Team Besties (3)

Holli Mann
Raised $690 from 14 donations
Durham, NC
Anna Pittman
Lesley Handjis
Team member

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