Five years ago Robbie Jones was diagnosed with renal failure. Because he was very healthy otherwise, he was put on the top 5 list for a kidney transplant. Two years ago he lost his secondary insurance (which is a must for a transplant) and was taken off the transplant list. The reason for losing the insurance was because of a
technicality that he was not aware of. The insurance company contacted him, but he was working at Gospel Light Christian Camp. By the time he went home, it was too late. He contacted them and explained the situation, but they refused to reinstate the insurance. Later, they changed their mind, sent him the information (again while he was at camp). He knew nothing about it till it was too late.
He tried to apply for other insurance, but was rejected because of his pre-existing condition. He applied for Medicaid, but was rejected. Why? He makes too much on disability--this is due to his being a hard-working man all his life.
Though Robbie struggles to get around, he continues to help coach the school's baseball team and work at the camp.
At this point, at age 59, the doctor says Robbie has two years to live without a transplant. First, Robbie needs a donor. His blood type is A+, so any blood type will work. Second, Robbie needs the funds to supplement the transplant.
He and his wife Kay have done all they know to do. It is now up to God and those who love the Jones family or just mankind in general to reach out and do what we can.
If God chooses to take Robbie before a transplant is available, the funds will go to pay off medical bills and help the family with funeral expenses.
Thank you for your prayers, love, and support for Robbie Jones and his family.
- Melissa Hutchens
- C. D. & Francis McGee
- S. A. & Pat Hogate
- Gary York
Organizer and beneficiary
Belews Creek, NC