Journey Huynh's Medical Fund

28582374_15217968320_r.jpegAs you may know, my cousin Journey Huynh has been hospitalized for the past two months with a rare disorder called Guillain-Barre syndrome. It's an autoimmune disorder in which your body's immune system attacks itself, inhibiting the signals your brain sends to your muscles. It’s a progressive disease which could potentially paralyzes his whole body. There is no known cure for Guillain-Barre, but there are treatments to ease the symptoms and reduce their duration. Unfortunately though, even in the best case, he will remain hospitalized for the foreseeable future.

In early February,  Journey noticed tingling in his hands and feet. Then he started having problems holding cutlery, and he began limping to one side.  Then he fell pretty badly - at which point we realized he was unable to walk.  He acted bravely and pretended he was fine, but he obviously wasn’t. Sadly It has progressed to the point where the simplest things (such as bathing, walking and feeding himself) are now impossible.  


To make matters worse, the company that Journey works for, changed ownership and temporarily cancelled his coverage right before this happened. His first visit to the ER amounted in a bill exceeding $10,000! Luckily, during his second visit he was granted emergency Medi-Cal. However, it only covers part of his expenses. He is currently in rehab re-learning how to walk and use his hands, and the recovery process could take from 6 months to a year at an outpatient facility. 



Sadly, just before this turn of events, Journey had turned his life around and was also helping to support his mother.  So while the medical bills continue to pile up - we’re asking please, if you can help contribute anything at all to Journeys recovery fund, we would all be so very grateful! Donations will go directly towards the extensive medical bills and for his current and future procedures and rehabilitation.  

We ask that you Please share this page with anyone and everyone you know on any platform, would greatly appreciate it.  Thank you, thank you thank you.

Donations

  • Julia Hia 
    • $400 
    • 25 mos
  • Bennie Milan 
    • $100 
    • 25 mos
  • Tu Tran 
    • $250 
    • 25 mos
  • Gessa Chang 
    • $100 
    • 25 mos
  • nikki schwarcz  
    • $20 
    • 25 mos
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Organizer

Julie Ornburn 
Organizer
Los Angeles, CA
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