In October 2020, Jeremy, only in his 40’s, was diagnosed with Early Onset Parkinson’s Disease. Jeremy is a freelance Director of Photography, which means most of his work day includes holding up a big camera on his shoulders for a long time and keeping it steady. As the disease progresses, one can imagine Jeremy's challenges not only in his work but in his everyday life activities.
Here’s the back story:
In 2018, due to a congenital chest deformity, Jeremy’s sternum was collapsing into his heart and lungs. He had a massive chest reconstruction to his sternum and rib cage so he could breathe properly and to stop his chest from deforming his heart. But his recovery was excessively slow, due to what they now have discovered to be Parkinson’s. It wasn’t until October 2020 that Jeremy would be officially diagnosed with Early Onset Parkinson’s Disease. In February of 2021, Jeremy slipped on ice-covered stairs and broke several vertebrae in his back. Following months of therapy, Jeremy has continued to improve but still struggles to work long days on set. His determination and physical therapies keep him moving forward.
As many of you may know, Lynn has faced her own health challenges. Lynn had one of her kidneys removed in her early 20’s due to a renal vein deformity. Fun fact, Jeremy and Lynn actually spent their honeymoon at the Mayo Clinic when they gave her the diagnosis. Despite Lynn’s continued various health struggles over the last years (including fibromyalgia), she had just begun being able to work for a food delivery service while also homeschooling their awesome and genuinely kind son, Griffin. This July, she was diagnosed with severe endometriosis, and Lynn had a full hysterectomy. While the doctor removed much of the endometriosis, some had to be left behind to avoid further damage to Lynn’s only remaining kidney. Lynn had to return to the hospital with a severe infection due to surgery complications. This has left her unable to work once again.
Jeremy, Lynn, and Griffin need your help:
Over the years, medical bills have continued to pile up, and now they have found themselves with very little income coming in. They have utilized all resources available to them and are now at a point of critical need.
There is an upcoming clinical trial that will be an expense and alternative therapies that have proven effective but are NOT COVERED BY INSURANCE.
As we all know, Parkinson’s disease is not an easy road. Jeremy loves to work. He wants to work, but some jobs are getting more challenging.
May we all give of what we have been given. Your generosity can relieve a tremendous financial burden on this family. Please pray for Jeremy, Lynn, and Griffin, and may we be the hands and feet of Christ.
Thank you for loving on this family. May God be glorified.