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Help Us with James' Recovery

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Dear Family and Friends

We are seeking your financial assistance for the recovery process for James Keyes Sr.

As a lot of you may know James has been diagnosed Glioblastoma which is a brain cancer at stage 4, for those of you who have not heard the story.

James woke up on May 31, 2017 feeling really great; he decided to work out on his stationery bike. When it was time for him to get off of the bike he realized that he felt total numbness on his right side. He called out to me – his wife, I went downstairs to see my husband flexing his fingers as he is telling me that he has no control over the right side of his body.
James was rushed to the hospital and we discovered that his brain was bleeding. Through the night his brain kept bleeding and in the morning he could only move his arm across his body. He had no mobility on the right side of his body. The doctors began to conduct their test. The internist was the conductor of the research to try to determine what caused James' brain to bleed. The internist invited the neurologist, neurosurgeon, oncologist, physical therapist, and the speech therapist, to be apart of the team. They would perform a CT scan, MRI, EEG, EKG, and spinal tab. James went from one test to the next with no improvement and no answers.
They refused to say that James had a stroke. The only test they refused to perform was a brain biopsy. They decided that he needed to get to rehab. For 39 days James worked as hard as he could and did everything they told him to do at rehab. Now, to get James home I had to completely renovate parts of our home and we had to take out a personal loan. Before he was to be released they ran one last MRI. At that time they discovered that James had three spots on his brain, two additional spots from the one that had previously bled. We were sent to the same oncologist who told us James did not have cancer earlier. He referred us to a neurosurgeon who said we needed a brain biopsy.
We were scheduled to have the brain biopsy on August 3, 2017. On August 2, 2017, James had a second brain bleed. This time he lost all mobility on his right side and he now also has aphasia –expression. (This is the condition where you struggle to gather your words to express yourself.) The brain biopsy turned into an excavation. They found a brain tumor, it was later identified as a glioblastoma. Gliobastoma sometimes referred to as glioblastoma multiforme (GBM), is considered a grade 4 tumor. This type of tumor is the most aggressive and are very infiltrative -- they spread into other parts of the brain quickly. Glioblastomas doesn't metastasize outside of the brain.

I am seeking your financial assistance and prayers because there are more renovations needed in order for James to come home. James now needs an external stair lift , a hospital bed , and other medical supplies. James is also in need of a nurse because, he cannot be left alone. James also needs to be transported daily for radiation treatments, and a list of numerous items that the insurance company does not cover. James has been married to me for 30 years. I was told on August 8, 2017 that he would die because of this brain tumor. This date is James birthday and our wedding anniversary. James is 57 years old and the father of our six children. We are blessed to have one son, five daughters and one grandson who turned three years old on the day his Pop Pop brain bled the first time. Any help you can give our family would be appreciated. We are standing on the words of God – that James will live and not die! We are seeking God for a miracle. If you know the words of prayer please pray with us.
Much Love!
Vendetta (James wife)
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Good morning! James was admitted
to the hospital with his third brain bleed on July 7, 2018. He is unable to talk and has lost his ability to swallow. He has not eaten since July 6,2018. Seeking your prayers and financial support to aid in his recovery. The hospital is striving to send James home on Hospice. He now needs care 24 hours. Anything you can do to assist us would be appreciate.
Thank you for all of your support!
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God is able! I continue to believe that God is able to heal James’ body. James has been through a lot since the last update. He got a really bad UTI- urinary track infection- that made him appear to have lost his mind. Once he received enough medication I brought him home thanks to the kindness of all of you. He unfortunately was only home for a week. James was rushed to the hospital on November 17 with blood clots. He was placed on a heparin drip until they could safely switch him to a needle injection of Lovenox. He then began to have seizures. He was discharged on Friday (Dec 1) . He is currently in a nursing facility. They would not allow me to bring him home because he is too weak. The facility is less than adequate. Please pray with me that he will be safe. I pray that he will gain his strength quickly or we will be able to find another facility that accepts his insurance. James is amazing to me! He is able to keep his head up in spite of all that he has endured. Thank you for your continued financial support! God is able!
James being monitored for seizures,
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James and I are overwhelmed with the out pour of love we feel from all of you! The messages have blessed us and helped to encourage us! James said "I do want to give honor to everyone who gave me a gift! Please continue to lift James up in prayer. He has been amazing through this journey. He needs a lot of assistance , he is unable to walk, write, he struggles to speak, needs help with almost everything and it all happened in one day. He went to work on May 30, 2017 and on May 31,2017 he was unable to move his right side. We are believing God for a miracle! God is able!
Much Love!
Vendetta ( his wife)
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