Medical Expenses for Jimmy & Family

As most of you know, on January 4th my brother Jimmy was admitted to the hospital near his home in Bay City Michigan with severe stomach pains... These stomach pains ended up being Acute Pancreatitis... As a result complications snowballed to kidney failure, fluid on the lungs, a blood infection and numerous other less then desirable issues.  Jimmy was almost immediately placed on a Ventilator because he is unable to breathe on his own.  It has since been a rollercoaster ride of bad days far overshadowing the good ones.  Jimmy has been undergoing blood transfusions and kidney dialysis as well.  After a few weeks he was transferred to a more specialized hospital in Detroit where he still remains with little to no change.  My brother has been sedated, unable to move or communicate since the onset of these issues. 
     Being in a Detroit hospital is very challenging as he is not near family or friends generally speaking.  The only constant is my mom and dad who without reservation have made the 10 hour trip that January 4th from their homes in Scranton, PA abandoning their jobs to be nonstop at Jimmy's side. 
     My parents have been living at the hospital since the beginning and have both since run out of vacation time at work and nearly out of money... Jimmy has a long road ahead of him and they have no plans on leaving, nor do I blame them.   My parents are not the types to ask for handouts but I worry not only for my brother but for them... If you can find it in your heart to spare even the slightest amount we would be forever grateful.  Every penny will go to my parents and Jimmies every growing medical bills as he is sadly without health insurance which honestly is the least of our concern at this point. 
   Thank you for taking the time to read this... even if you are unable to give which we understand please say a prayer for his quick return to health.

Thank you on behalf of my entire family,
Amanda

Donations

  • Laura Taylor 
    • $30 
    • 61 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • $100 
    • 61 mos
  • Billy and Bobby Wise 
    • $200 
    • 62 mos
  • Gloria C. Martinez 
    • $25 
    • 62 mos
  • Bill-Kim Freeman 
    • $40 
    • 63 mos
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Organizer

Amanda Smihosky 
Organizer
Pittston, PA
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