In July of 2016 my beautiful friend Christina Smith was diagnosed with inflammatory bowl disease. Since her diagnosis Christina has been in and out of the hospital several times.During this time  the doctors tried several drugs and infusion therapies to no avail.

In September of this year it was determined that Christina's colon would have to be removed and reconstruction of her intestinal tract had to be done. This would require 3 surgeries over the span of a six month period. The 1st surgery was performed October 30 th at Mayo's Methodist Hospital in Rochester. After the surgery complications set in which has ensued an additional corrective surgery with lengthy hospital stays and added recovery time.

Since October 30th Christina has had 2 additional surgeries and still has 2 more surgeries to go barring any further complications.

During the time since her diagnosis in 2016 Christina has been working part time from home when she has been able to. She has been on short term and long term disability but that only pays a very small percent of her normal income.

As you can imagine this creates a great financial and emotional strain on the family. I would like to raise money for Christina so that a little of that worry can be alleviated. No amount of donation is too small, even $5 can go to a cup of coffee, a sandwich, gas and all the other things that come up along with the loss of wages and medical bills. 

Christina and her family are wonderful people who would help anybody in a similar situation so please let's stand by them and show them how special they are to us!!
  • Kathryn Vrchoticky  
    • $50 
    • 25 mos
  • perry ruiz 
    • $500 
    • 41 mos
  • Jean Vaughn 
    • $100 
    • 46 mos
  • Andrew Ruiz 
    • $50 
    • 46 mos
  • Sandy Ruiz 
    • $50 
    • 46 mos
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Organizer and beneficiary

Glenda Auchampach Robbins 
Ventura, IA
Christina Smith 
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