This was something that was debilitating him for years and went undiagnosed until that near death experience just a year ago.
A good part of his 6'' pancreas has been removed. He is constantly weak, nauseous, throwing up and in pain.
A new pancreas is not an option.
Working as a Union Journeyman Plumber for years, Jon was forced to settle into an easier pace (probably at the onset of this disease that went undiagnosed) and handled lighter service work.
Several years ago, his disease became so debilitating he could no longer rely on his body to have consistent output to handle the physical nature of his trade.
He has now exhausted his life savings just to survive in the simplest of terms.
As everyone can imagine, the benefits provided by the government aren’t life sustaining.
Jon won't get anything from the Plumbers Union until he’s 62. That’s 14 years from now.
As some of us can relate to, the family dynamics aren’t a solid foundation for support. Financially or emotionally.
Needless to say, it’s hard to fight this alone. And he is literally alone, spending most of his days awaiting yet another Dr. or even worse, an emergency room visit.
That’s where I hope you can step up and help Jon. Anything you can give would be greatly appreciated. He needs money for food, shelter, water and clothing. Every human being deserves to live with dignity. Unfortunately, Jon didn’t want to ask for help while he was fighting these battles and when he finally explained what his situation has evolved into today, I decided this would be the easiest way to help him.
It takes a community for something like this.
If you’re involved with any support networks or Church groups that can help we’d appreciate that also - he’s currently living in Burlington IL, if that helps narrow Church or support group availability.
Please share with your network and leave your comments to show your support to Jon, even if you can’t afford to donate..
He believes in the power of prayer.
Thanks for reading all this.
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