Jason has Polycystic Kidney Disease (PKD)which is inherited, and has affected many people in his family.
When they married last year, his kidney disease was a 2. In October of the same year, in the process of trying to get on a new trial drug to slow down the progression of the disease, he was at a 5 (which is the end stage kidney disease.) The hurricane hit and getting to the doctor was difficult, but by January of 2019, after many more confirmation tests were ordered, Jason was at 12% kidney function and referred to Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville to be considered for a kidney transplant.
This is a long process, and in the meantime will have to go on dialysis once his kidney function is at 10%. This will be within the next 6 months.
Due to his rapidly decreasing health, he is no longer able to work.
This downhill progression happened rapidly, and along with the storm's effects, preparing for this financially has been very difficult.
At the beginning of May, they will start at Mayo with a 2 week stay away from home, in a hotel, to undergo a battery of tests to start the transplant program.
With Jason being out of work permanently, Suzanne having to take time off from work, limited PTO, deductibles, out of pocket costs, office visits, co pays, meds, doctor bills, normal household bills, insurance premiums and cost of travel they need and deserve our help.
Please consider donating to this cause, pray for this family and remember that any amount would help.
- Rebecca Ogletree
- sarmiento family
- Karen Nessly
Organizer and beneficiary
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