Help Terry To For Fill His Dreams!

My journey with chronic illness started when I was born. I was born prematurely as a triplet at 34 weeks gestation and developed Necrotizing Enterocolitis, which means a portion of my bowel died, requiring multiple surgeries to remove that part to save my life.  Since then, I have had multiple surgeries all the way up to present day. I have had an ileostomy and a colostomy in the past, which have since been removed. An ileostomy is a surgical operation in which a piece of the ileum is diverted to an artificial opening in the abdominal wall. A colostomy is a surgical operation in which a piece of the colon is diverted to an artificial opening in the abdominal wall so as to bypass a damaged part of the colon. It is possible I may need one of these again in the future. 

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ince then, I have had lifelong problems with my Intestines. One of the big problems with my Intestines starts in the small intestine. What's wrong with my small Intestine? Well, it's not able to absorb all the nutrients from what I eat. My nutrition has been a struggle for me to maintain. This has caused me to spend months in 2017 and 2018 in the hospital. So, doctors since then have been trying to work on getting my weight up! They want  me at 130 Ibs and I'm between 102 and 110 Ibs. They have tried many things to get my weight up, but failed multiple times. I have had a Feeding Tube in my nose and lots of diet changes. With that failing, they, tried something new. They implanted a central line to give me TPN, or "total parental nutrition" and lipids, or "fats."

I originally had the line in my arm, both left and right and went home with it. However, I had problems with maintaining the line, which led me to get a life-threatening infection. I had fevers and vomiting causing me to be rushed to Children's Hospital, where my family was told I was in Septic Shock. This is a life-threatening infection. I had to get antibiotics for my infection and get a new line. But then, I had to be rushed to the I.C.U. "Intensive Care Unit." They had so many heart monitors and things, and Nurses and Doctors watching me 24/7. 
I've been through a lot and have missed my opportunity for 2 Make-A-Wish trips due to being in the hospital. I'm still going through a lot and pushing through to keep thinking positive. I am still in the hospital due to another infection in my central line and have been since the 13th of March. So this is my Story, and this is why I want to have a Macbook PRO! So I can, video edit, videos that makes me happy. This has been my passion along with being a YouTuber and getting this computer would help me pursue my dreams.

Donations

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  • kirk williams 
    • $20 
    • 37 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • $50 
    • 37 mos
  • Khalid Brooks 
    • $10 
    • 37 mos
  • Joshua Noble 
    • $50 
    • 37 mos
  • Paul Tran 
    • $20 
    • 37 mos
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Organizer and beneficiary

Terry Lee 
Organizer
Milwaukee, WI
Lolita SavageLee 
Beneficiary
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