Save Johnny

So I'm going to start with what Johnny said as this is his health issue -- 

I'd like to start off by saying I've never crowd funded. I have ALWAYS been embarrassed to need help, or ask for help, so this is very hard
For me to post.....but for my wife's sake and my own, I can't keep up the struggle and I can't be ashamed to ask my friends for help this time.

I've lived with intense abdominal pain for a while. Rare, but very intense. Then I came home to visit my family here in Baltimore. I had an intense abdominal episode and threw up a bunch of thick sticky blood. First time ever!

I would have ignored this but my mother wouldn't. To the point where my brother drove 6 hours to tell me to go to the hospital

So here I am. Walked into the ER, and they won't let me leave. More expensive scans and tests coming. Looking at losing an organ. 
It's not a bleeding ulcer. Not a stomach ulcer.


We've been the ones that people come to for help. The ones that always have a door open and a bed. We love to be there for everyone. However, this time we are the ones that need some help.

Reading above, one may think that this is more a time and again thing, or something that can wait rather than something serious. This is serious. Johnny has a gallbladder disease, complete with gallstones. The surgeons at St. Josephs Medical Center in Baltimore, Maryland; wanted his gallbladder out immediately. This is serious. I cannot stress this enough.
We had to fly back to LA but we have a meeting today (9/25) with a surgeon in our area. We have raised some money from family and friends, but it will in no way cover the cost of his gallbladder removal surgery; on top of the fees already incurred from his ER stay, testing, and overnight admittance at an out of state and range hospital.

We are asking our family, our chosen family, friends, and anyone who appreciates our work to help us. 

I love Johnny so much and I refuse to lose him. Please.



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Dolly Beth 
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