Jeff was admitted to the hospital a year ago with autoimmune hemolytic anemia and suffered from 50% blood loss and was very sick. He had 2 blood transfusions and spent 7 months on high doses of steroids. Thankfully, his anemia is in remission. In November he was stricken with a horrible case of shingles which has caused debilitating nerve damage throughout his right side and around his back. The doctors have flown him to Ohau for 2 nerve blocks, acupuncture, and countless medications and unfortunately, nothing has worked.
He has no disability insurance at this time or income. His current insurance costs are $1,400 a month. This is very hard for Jeff and his family. Jeff worked as a boat captain in Maui for 37 years, and the last 14 years with Trilogy excursions.
Jeff has a great love of the sea and is missed by many. Thanks for thinking of Jeff and his family at this time.