Let's Bless Michael Jones!

Hi friends & family! I am setting up this GoFundMe page to help raise money for upcoming medical bills for my younger brother, Michael, age 44.  Michael has been struggling with several serious health issues over the last decade and has unfortunately gotten to the point where he can no longer work.  God has recently provided an opportunity for Michael to get medical answers and hopefully treatments to help improve his quality of life.  I can’t express how much we would appreciate your support to help him with these upcoming medical costs. Lifting Michael up in prayer, donating and/or sharing this GoFundMe post with your social network would mean so much. No donation is too small.  Please see Michael’s story below and pray about how you can bless him today. 

              My name is Michael Jones.  I have been married for 22 years to Carol Outhous Jones and we are blessed with 3 of the most amazing children.  I have been employed for the last 10 years as an elementary public school teacher in the state of Virginia.  For years I struggled with poor sleep plagued by incessant dreams that eventually made it difficult to distinguish reality.  Although God’s grace is sufficient, I spent years trying to “push through” on my own strength.  (Huge mistake!) Over a period of time, I was diagnosed with countless physical conditions including: acid-reflux disorder, general anxiety disorder, depression, Raynaud’s Disease, high blood pressure, attention deficit disorder, and sleep apnea. Unfortunately, treatment of these health concerns failed to prevent the invasive dreaming, excessive daytime exhaustion, and mental confusion.  My teaching career became exceptionally difficult as I began to find I no longer had the physical strength or mental capacity for tasks that I had previously mastered.  I was further diagnosed in 2016 with a rare disease called Narcolepsy. Though treatment was beneficial to my sleep, I continued to suffer from excessive daytime sleepiness, mental confusion, and memory loss.  I found myself physically, emotionally, and mentally exhausted, but more importantly...spiritually broken before the Lord.  As strange as it may sound to some, I will be eternally grateful that He brought me to my knees in order to raise me up again relying solely on Jesus Christ, my Savior and Lord! ALL glory belongs to Him!

              In June 2018, I resigned from my teaching career. Without the assistance of my co-workers and administrator’s support I would not have completed the school year. One of my doctors has referred me to the Neurological Center at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN.  Though I was told the wait could be as much as 5 months, God had other plans! They have set up an appointment for Oct. 29, 2018.  My family is grateful for this opportunity as we hope it will provide greater medical insight and information to improve my quality of life.  Though our family has received tremendous support from our parents and immediate family members, our needs are such that only God can provide for them all.  Your prayer support and encouragement are desired and valued. It is our hope that our journey brings Him glory in every way, regardless of the cost.  We realize that your gift is not a tax-deductible item and that makes it even more of a sacrifice to the Lord on our behalf.  Given that my appointment is approximately 60 days from now, the financial need is immediate. After speaking with our insurance company, it is difficult to estimate the cost of the trip since it will be seen as an out-of-network visit. Other financial burdens include: loss of income (disability not yet approved), potential lawyer fees, automobile repairs, monthly cobra insurance, etc.  In the event we exceed the financial goal, any additional funds will be used for family needs that may arise in the future. This “gofundme” posting will remain in effect until the end of November in order to keep others updated on the results discovered at the Mayo Clinic. God bless you and yours!  Sincerely,
Michael Jones
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Organizer and beneficiary

Melissa Outhous 
Organizer
Brandermill, VA
Carol Jones 
Beneficiary
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