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Help Korrie Fight Crohn's Disease

$1,525 of $10,000 goal

Raised by 29 people in 8 months
Meet Korrie Denton. Korrie and her little family need your help (Korrie doesn’t like to ASK for help, but she needs it, so I’m asking for her).


In March of 2015, Korrie’s daughter Clementine was born, and her health care team discovered she had Crohn’s Disease, previously undiagnosed but present her entire life. After a toxic megacolon, C. Difficile infection, and literally lying on death’s door for the first six weeks of her daughter’s life, an ostomy bag was determined to be her best bet.


In the last three years, her ostomy bag has been reversed and then replaced when her body failed to maintain any nutrients; she has been hospitalized for three bowel obstructions, three major surgeries, and an absolutely unguessable number of ER visits. Crohn’s Disease is no joke -- it is an inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). In some cases, it may only affect the beginning of the colon and end of the ileum, but it can affect the ENTIRE gastrointestinal tract. Crohn’s is also chronic, which means there is no real cure, only the best management for the individual. For a more indepth look at Crohn’s Disease, look here: http://www.crohnscolitisfoundation.org/what-are-crohns-and-colitis/what-is-crohns-disease/ .


For Korrie, doctors have recommended a rare surgery called the “Kock Pouch” performed in Florida. This is her only and last option, and best chance to lead a life that, if not normal, at least doesn’t revolve around constant pain and four trips to the ER on any given week trying to get someone to listen and understand.


Unfortunately, insurance is unlikely to cover the cost of the surgery -- and even if they do, she’s running out of time for medical leave at work, as is her very supportive husband. This means not only do Korrie and her husband need to get to Florida, her husband would like to be by her side for the estimated month long hospital stay the procedure requires (which means flights, food, and boarding during her recovery). When money is already tight, this can feel like an insurmountable barrier to a real option for a high quality of life.


Funds raised will go towards travel expenses, bills incurred as a result of medical leave, and the cost of surgery.
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Also, if you're interested in following Korrie's story in way more detail than I can provide, check out her blog, Butt Girl Squared: Adventures with a Stoma!

https://buttgirlsquared.wordpress.com/2018/10/01/but-you-look-so-happy-and-healthy-shut-up-karen/
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I (we, actually!) are so amazed and impressed at this beautiful display of generosity. Korrie's surgery has been scheduled, which means it is even more important we reach our goal so we can get her to Florida and back! Let's keep Clem from having to be without Mommy any longer than necessary!

From Korrie:
i just found out, I will be having surgery in November. It will be a three week hospital stay. Austin Will come with me until after my surgery, then go back to work. Clem will be with grandparents. The expenses that we expect are: plane flights, hotel until admission, and rental car.
We are so excited but equally as nervous!
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I have an update from Korrie to share with everyone. And may I just add, what a beautiful group of people she has around her. The human race continues to impress and astound me, and thank everyone who shared the campaign or donated to help Korrie get the help she needs!

From Korrie:
Hey ya'll just wanted to let you know that I got home last night. They sent me home on a strong oral antibiotic. Austin and I had a Mexican fiesta last night then Clem painted my toenails, made me cookies, and brushed my teeth. I passed out with Clem "petting my face" in her bed at 7:30 watching Jumamji. It was a perfect night

Clem told me she misses me so much she wanted to scream and to never leave again and go back to the forest because I will get lost. That pretty much broke my heart.

Our latest predicament is brushing my hair out. Austin, Clem, and I have all tried with no progress. Waiting on a call to see if someone in Conway can help! Bless it!

Florida is still in the works. They are speaking with insurance and reviewing the last couple medical records.

We are extremely humbled and blessed by everyone's love and generosity.
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After over a week of going from ER to ER, Korrie was finally admitted to St Vincent and is getting some of the healthcare support she so desperately needs!
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