Help Jeff through medical emergency

My name is Cindy Harrington. On the morning of Feburary 13th  my husbandJeff was running through his morning routine for work, when he passed out in the kitchen while getting his morning cup of coffee. He stubbornly didn't tell any one and continued on with his day. He arrived at work and was having severe abdominal pain but decided to continue to work through it, a few hours later he passed out in the cooler, it was after he came to that he decided that he was in serious trouble. Jeff called me to let me know what happened and that he needed to go to the emergency room. As we arrived to the emergency room He was in severe pain and again passed out while checking in. At this point he was throwing up and passing out from the pain. Over the next couple of hours we learned that he hadn't eaten for about a week, and that this pain had been going on for the past couple months off and on.  After a barrage of tests were completed it was determined that Jeff had severe crohns. The Crohns had damaged a large amount of his intestines causing tears, twists, and folds through out his entire GI tract, He was rushed into exploratory surgery, to try and remove the damaged areas.  Due to the crones Jeffs body was unable to absorb nutrients from his food, and when he ate it caused severe pain, so he ate less to try to reduce the pain. Jeff had lost 19lbs in a week and a total of 63lbs going from 230lbs to 167lbs. The surgery was successfull however, life will never be back to the same for us. Our doctor advised that, due to the severe Crohns Jeff will be unable to work for at least several months.  We have several bills that were dependent on his income, such as the house payment, a car payment, and our power to name a few, that are now behind. We also have the extra cost of the medical bills that are starting to come in from his hospital stay and surgery. And there is a life time of new medicine needs that Jeff has and will continue to have for the rest of his life. He is required to give himself shots once a day and the medicine is quite expensive. Our insurance is getting to its limits and we will need to cover the extra expenses out of pocket. I have been juggling bills but am not able to keep up with only my income, and really need your help. Life has just taken a huge turn, we are doing our best to adapt but there is to much to keep up with. I thank you from the bottom of my heart for any help that you can give.


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Cindy Harrington 
Carpenter, WY
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