If you're here, you likely have heard Jim Valley's voice on F4WOnline , either as a co-host on Wrestling Observer Live, Wrestling Observer Radio, the Portland WrestleCast, or the Pacific Rim Pro Wrestling Podcast.
Even if you haven't, you should hear his story anyway.
Jim hasn't been on our airwaves for nearly a year as he was hospitalized in his home state of Washington. He has a rare autoimmune disease called GPA (formerly known as Wegener's) and while it has been in remission for about 6+ years, he had a flare-up that has frankly been hell for he and his wife, Kari.
It has been a true battle in every sense of the word. He got laryngitis but it manifested into pneumonia. He got shingles. In early-October, he was placed in an acute care facility to get ventilator care, dialysis, PTO, OT and speech therapy. He was set to come home and then, he had another setback.
As Kari has said, every time he makes progress, something else got diagnosed. He was just about to go home around Thanksgiving and then, he had a setback.
Then, on January 16th, he went home: https://twitter.com/JimValley/status/1350611843652354048?s=20
As you can imagine, all of this came at a cost as Kari recently said their insurance premiums are increasing by nearly 20%. There is still therapy and recovery to consider in addition to the bills from Jim's long stay.
It's time to help these two at a time when they need it most. If you have a few dollars, please consider donating to Jim and Kari today.
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