build a better life for him & Lily. That being said we've set up this GoFundMe page to try and help Jarrod out. It's bad enough he's lost his father, but these additional concerns are overwhelming for him and Lily. Anything helps....
This GoFundMe account was initially set up, and always was meant to help out Jarrod Mizell. When the campaign was first launched our initial concerns were about T. Alan Mizell’s care in the hospital under the circumstances he didn’t have medical insurance. Jarrod was with Alan’s wife when they were deciding to do the initial craniotomy. At that point Alan’s wife suggested to just take him home because she didn’t want to be responsible for the medical bills. Jarrod Mizell asked that the surgery take place in hopes to save his father’s life. Unfortunately, no matter what the physicians could do, they couldn’t save his life. Alan Mizell passed away at 12:23am Monday August 27th.
The day of Alan’s death Jody got in contact with their tax advisor and began selling off assets. We had discussed different organizations that could help with the medical expenses. Her plan is to sell what she can to qualify for assistance, or to raise the necessary amount of money. There is also a GoFundMe page setup specifically for Jody. https://www.gofundme.com/allan-mizell-expenses-funeral-and . Jody has also informed Jarrod and Lily they will be happier finding somewhere else to live, and that Jarrod’s car was to be repossessed to be sold. At this point we realized that we needed to update the GoFundMe account to better focus our efforts in supporting Jarrod Mizell and his daughter, Lily.
The verbiage was updated on the 27th to better express what Jarrod and Lily were going through. At that point a new’s man from channel 6 reached out to Jarrod in regards to them doing a story to pay tribute to his father, and address his & Lily’s situation. That broadcast aired September 7th on the CW news at 9:00pm and Channel 6 news at 10:00pm. http://www.newson6.com/story/39050431/skiatook-family-recovering-after-grandfather-killed-in-horse-riding-accident
At the request of the GoFundMe team we wanted to really make sure everyone knows exactly what is going on, and that this campaign is setup to help Jarrod Mizell and Lily Mizell. They have been living with Alan Mizell and his wife since 2014. In 2014 Jarrod separated from his wife (Lily’s mother) and lost his job. Him and his father talked about his options moving forward. That’s when Jarrod decided to go to College and to earn his degree. He started up immediate in the Spring of 2015. At this point he has received his associated degree in science and is working towards his rad tech certification. Since he grew up with osteogenesis imperfecta he felt working in the medical field doing x-rays, MRI’s, CT scans, etc was something he’d be interested in. He’s certainly has had his fair share of x-rays over the years.
So to wrap this up we just wanted to make sure you guys realize this money we are raising is going to help Jarrod and Lily out with moving costs, food, gas, find a new vehicle, car insurance, etc. This campaign is for him to try to make this transition with Lily be more of attainable goal. Jarrod and Lily are being strong through this, but it certainly hasn’t been easy with Jarrod losing his Father & Lily losing her PaPa. Let us help them out the best we can.
Thank you all!
- Ashley Gibson
- Jeffrey Richardson
- Debra Hoffman
Fundraising team: Mizell Medical (3)
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