Jai`s Drop

Hi everyone I`m trying to raise money to help my beautiful son Jai travel.
Any money donated will assist me in getting a licence to sell a specially made bourbon called Jai`s Drop this will allow me to send Jai around the world. I`m hoping to be able to achieve this within the next 6 months, anyone that can  help means a lot to me, and without your help I can`t help Jai`s dreams come true.

Jai`s story well at 16 yrs old he was diagnosed with rabdomyersarcoma  this is a rare testicular cancer. My poor boy at 16 had to go to the IVF clinic and have his sperm frozen as he was losing his left testicle. This operation was harsh for such a young boy and the scars were huge not just on his body but his mental state as well.
He went through months of chemo that made him so ill he only left his bed at home to go for his next lot of treatment.
After the treatment he came good again but was a different boy, I had lost the son I knew. Then at 18 Jai slowly got his life back on track.
Then at 21 yrs old his cancer had come back the same cancer in the same spot it was like his testicle had grown back, so again back to theater, another port put in his chest for chemo and this time they did radiation. So I`m sure you all know what radiation does to your skin nether loan your private areas where the skin is very soft and burns easily.
So after going through all this yet again and still so very young Jai managed to get himself a casual job working full time hours and loving the freedom of having his own money that he hard worked so hard for, he had started wall climbing with one of his mates they had even started outdoor rock climbing and camping. We were finally watching our beautiful son grow into the man we were so proud of.
Then one Monday afternoon Jai came home from work got changed came out to us his mum and dad asking whats for tea, we told him bangers and mash. Ok was his reply and went indoor wall climbing with his mate Blake.
At 5.30 I got a call from Blake saying Jai had had some sort of fit, I said to Blake Jai doesn`t have fits and then was told Jai is going to hospital in the ambulance. 
I raced to the hospital only to be told I could not see my son he is being put into an induced coma after surgery. My beautiful son now has an aneurysm in his brain which had burst while he was climbing and his brain was swelling up so they had planned to clip the aneurysm and then then later deal with the swelling. But for Jai this could not happen as the swelling was so massive they had to remove the front half of his skull to allow his brain to swell then hopefully calm down and clip later.
The next time I saw him he was on life support and lifeless, I sat and help his hand and talking to him all the time so he knew we were with him and not alone.
That was Monday night On Tuesday we never left his side all his mates had heard and come to see him, he was ICU so they could only come in 2 at a time and short visits of a few minutes. 
In the early hours of Wednesday morning the young nurse asked if I wanted to help give jai a wash and clean sheets, and I`m a nurse and he is my baby so yes. 
We gave him is bed bath and changed linen and his Gown the machines 
went ballistic every time he was moved but this time the nurses could not get the machines alarms to stop.
The ICU Dr came in and spoke to us and said this is it now we can no longer sustain his body with the drugs, it`s time to let him go.
So that was it my beautiful 23 year old baby was gone he left us.
So Jai wanted to travel with Blake and climb around the world and enjoy his life, he is also a bourbon drinker.
A man I met through my work which will remain unsaid has made a special blend of bourbon just for Jai and I have named it Jai`s Drop and I need help to get this off the ground legally so I can help fulfill his dream to travel.

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    • $20 
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    • $50 
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    • $100 
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Narelle Miechel 
Wallsend, New South Wales
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