Jasper Bawcom has been journeying with Crohn's for over a decade now and this terrible disease has recently landed him in the hospital yet again. He is currently at St. Vincents Hospital (Portland, Oregon) where he is receiving expert care. Though he is in wonderful hands at St. V's, his doctors have decided it would be best for Jasper to go and see a renowned Crohn's specialist in San Diego.
After a few more days (up to two weeks) in Portland, Jasper will be making a trip to San Diego where he will undergo surgery and a new treatment regimen overseen by the world's leading Crohn's expert. The length of this trip is undetermined.
Jasper is deeply grateful to have this the opportunity to receive this expert attention, however this trip will be costly (he has to pay for the travel out of pocket) and his bills are adding up as he is unable to work. Funds are needed immediately to help with his bills and give him peace of mind as he undergoes surgery, treatment, and recovery.
Please consider expressing your love for Jasper, nearly everyone's favorite "fine young man", by donating financially to this cause. $5,000 will be a great initial start to pay for a few months living expenses (rent and bills while he's out of work) as well as the cost of travel to San Diego. We will keep you all informed of updated needs as they arise.
Please continue to hold Jasper in your thoughts, prayers, and other spiritual practices as we join together to support him during this difficult season. All who know Jasper know him to be a person of extraordinary strength and boundless buoyancy who makes this world a better place with his attitude, smile, and spirit.
Oh...Jasper has promised anyone who donates at least a hand written "thank you card." For big time donors he will provide a haiku, verse, or perhaps a song to be song live on facebook! For big, big, big time donors he will dedicate his first album (or book, or work of art...whatever he does big time).
Thank you for supporting Jasper in whatever way you can.