Panhandling because Insurance Sucks

Janis is in desperate need for double jaw joint surgery! Our insurance will NOT cover it because they are evil and discriminate against jaw joints! Janis has severe TMD (aka TMJ) problems that have been going on since she had her wisdom teeth pulled at age 17 which damaged her jaw joints. She has been trying to treat it the best she could, but has progressively gotton worse as time went on.  Doctors try to help, but unfortunately all of them don't know what to do in her case other than prescribe meds and a bite splint. Then, something happened which was the straw that broke the camel's back.

In April 2017, Janis went in for a routine back adjustment from a Chiropractor. He insisted on also twisting her neck as a part of the treatment. This ended up being very bad. He violently twisted and popped her neck causing an injury to what the Doctor later on described as something he sees in whiplash victims. You can see here from the scan that her C1 and C2 (the top and second from top closest to her skull) are now slanted.


Besides the C1 and C2, it also damaged the nerves in her neck. Since the night after the Chiropractor adjustment, she has been having scary episodes that involve red skin blotches that burn. She took a picture during one of these episodes.


She has also been having feelings of electricity running through her teeth, eye sight changes, electric shocks to the bladder causing urinary incontinence, nausea with uncontrollable dry heaving, and hairloss.Migraine headaches have also been happening which causes pain, light and sound sensitivity, dizziness, and depression.

So, after seeing my wife suffer horribly on a daily basis, I decided to send her to the best Doctor in the field of Oral Surgery that deals specifically with TMD. In November 2017, I flew Janis to  Florida where she met with Dr. Mark Piper.


After a whole day of scans (including the creation of what you saw of her neck above) along with a myriad of other tests, he diagnosed her with CRPS (Complex Regional Pain Sydrome) type-1 of the head and neck. It's a serious pain sydrome caused by trauma and damaged nerves that can spread to the rest of the body. The damaged nerves in her neck are connected to her damaged jaw joints so the two conditions aggravate and feed one another. This causes constant headaches and terrible migraine episodes that won't get better unless she has surgery on her joints to fix the initial problem....thus stopping the pain cycle.

The good news is that she can get better through having surgery!!! The bad news is it costs $50,000 payable via a cashiers check....no other method of payment is accepted. For the best outcome, he recommended surgery within the next 6 months...so around May or June of 2018.

Dr. Mark Piper specializes in jaw joint surgery on CRPS patients and has a very high success rate. He gives people their lives back.  Because Janis has CRPS, she is a high risk patient regarding surgery outcome and pain level. Dr. Piper only takes on the hardest cases because he's one of the only surgeons in the world that has so much TMD experience and proof that his techniques work better than others. Janis has been to so many Doctors before that haven't helped her with her TMD, it's time to stop the madness.

After surgery there is a 9 month healing process involving braces, splint, and physical therapy. But, once done, it'll have great results!

Please donate and help Janis get this surgery so she can feel better. No amount is too little or too large as every dollar counts.

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Randy Grant 
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Ewa Beach, HI
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