Jessica Christoe Medical Fundraiser

I'm Jess. I'm 47 days sober today, and have 05 more days left in the hospital. On October 15th 2019 my boyfriend carried me into the ER I have no memory of it. I had toxin induced psychosis. I got a tube placed into my throat on the 17th, on the 24th I had heart surgery, it was endocarditis. I also had a collapsed lung, blood infection, an embolism, and pneumonia. They didn't think I would survive. 2 days later, on the 26th of October, after my surgery silently begging to get the tube removed, they took it out and I was conscious for the first time in 9 days. I was a drug addict... on heroin and meth for 10 years. It brought me to this. I want to inform the growing opioid epidemic in America that this disease, endocarditis, is not hard to get. People are not invincible. And anyone can get clean if I can get clean. I was the worst of the worst. I enjoyed my drugs, I wanted to keep doing my drugs, I thought I would keep doing my drugs my whole life. I didn't know what life was about. After only 30 days sober my mind is waking up and I'm glad to be alive and finally awake again after 10 years. Now I do have a problem though. When they went in and cleaned off my valve they didn't replaced it because I was too weak and too sick. In about 5 months or 6 months I need a new valve in my heart which is going to be very expensive. I worked at Denny's before I got sick. Also before I get my heart valve replaced my doctor says I need to get my teeth fixed because they can infect my heart. I don't normally ask things of people and it's kind of hard to ask you for this but I really do want to live and I really think my message needs to be heard. Thank you.

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Jessica Christoe 
Organizer
Federal Way, WA
Jona Christoe 
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