Those who know Jon and Megan Sorenson know they are kind, generous, hardworking people who have experienced more than their share of struggles. Currently they have encountered unforeseen medical expenses that are beyond their ability to manage.
When Jon was a teenager, he suffered a cerebral hemorrhage that caused him to have a major stroke. He had to overcome many challenges to recover from this, including learning to walk and talk again. The doctors said it was a miracle that he was able to come back so far from such a traumatic event. Though Jon recovered and has been able to lead a fairly normal life, the affects from his stroke have caused him to have occasional absent seizures. While visiting my husband and me at our home in San Diego, Jon had a Grand Mal Seizure, something that has not happened to him before. He had to be ambulanced to the hospital. Once released, he needed to be flown home from California immediately in order to get the medical attention needed from his primary doctors back home.
My sister, Megan, has also had more than her share of medical concerns. She suffers from multiple auto immune disorders that cause her to feel ill most of the time.
Additionally, a miracle named Olivia joined their family several weeks early. Olivia had complications that required time spent in the NICU and the PICU. If you’ve ever had to experience a situation similar to this, you’ll understand how expensive it is.
Even with insurance these medical needs have created an unbelievable amount of expenses. Right now it is uncertain when Jon will be able to return to full normal activities. The stress of medical bills is taking away from energy that could be spent trying to heal and figure out a new normal for them.
Jon and Meg would never ever ask for help on their own, but if there was ever a family that is deserving of support, it’s this family.
If you are able, any donations you can make will be appreciated far more than we could ever express. If you do not have the means to donate, thoughts and prayers could be used as well.