On July 19, 2022, Jeremy Finch suffered sudden cardiac arrest while out on a morning jog. After approximately 15 minutes of CPR, he was revived and transported to the local hospital emergency room. Jeremy’s brain was not receiving much, if any, oxygen for an extended period of time. He was treated in the local hospital's Intensive Care Unit for nearly 6 weeks. At the end of August, Jeremy was transferred to a long-term acute facility for continued care and treatment. He has made great strides over the last few weeks, but he has a long road to recovery ahead of him. He will need help financially to cover medical costs not covered by insurance and routine cost of living expenses while he is unable to work.
Jeremy is a 34-year-old independent filmmaker, musician, coffee brewer extraordinaire, son, brother, uncle, boyfriend and compassionate friend to everyone he meets. Those that know Jeremy are often inspired by his creativity, drive and loving spirit.
On the morning of July 19, 2022, Jeremy left his Brooklyn apartment for a jog in the city. He began to have difficulty breathing while on his jog. He would eventually stop breathing and suffer sudden cardiac arrest. An ambulance came to the scene where Jeremy received CPR for approximately 15 minutes. By using defibrillator paddles to shock Jeremy, the paramedics revived him. An ambulance rushed him to the local hospital emergency room.
After speaking to his doctors, we learned that Jeremy suffered from a lack of oxygen flowing to his brain for an unknown but extended period of time. This all came as a great shock because Jeremy is a fit, healthy 34-year-old with no history of significant health problems. We had no idea what was going to become of our beloved Jeremy. Hopes, prayers, thoughts, manifestations and strong energy were sent out by friends, family, loved ones and many people that do not even know Jeremy.
Since that frightful morning, we have received good news on many occasions. Jeremy’s doctors call his survival and progress a miracle. The CT scans and MRI do not show any bleeding or major injuries to his brain. Jeremy is able to move all four of his extremities. He has begun to communicate and is following verbal instructions.
Although there has been much great news, Jeremy still has a long journey ahead of him. His rehabilitation process will be both lengthy and costly. He was recently transferred from the Intensive Care Unit of his local hospital to a long-term acute facility, where he will stay for 4 to 12 more weeks. Following long-term acute care, Jeremy will be transferred to a full-scale rehabilitation facility.
Though he has insurance, he will be responsible for the balance of his hospital bills and rehabilitation. He will be unable to work for the foreseeable future to provide for himself. Any contribution you can make toward Jeremy’s recovery would be greatly appreciated. If you are unable to give, we ask for your continued prayers, good thoughts and positive energy.