Jason Saenz Recovery Fund (aka Saenz Spinez)

$161,027 of $300,000 goal

Raised by 2,744 people in 14 days
Created December 4, 2018
This past weekend our friend and fellow comic, Jason Saenz had a major accident in which his spine was badly injured after falling through a skylight on the roof of an apartment building. He's currently paralyzed from the waist down and will be facing a very long road to recovery. Right now he's in the ICU at Cedars-Sinai and will be entering a rehabilitation center as soon as possible to improve his path to healing. 

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The good news: Jason is the kind of guy who can get through a challenge like this with humor ✔️hard work ✔️ and determination✔️.

The bad news: the cost of his care is going to be exorbitant. 

Jason had been working at a new job and his health care was set to begin January 1, 2019 - which means he was not covered at the time of the accident.

As of now, to cover emergency room costs, spinal surgery, an extended stay at Cedars-Sinai, months of rehabilitation, not being able to earn an income while recovering, and multiple other expenses we need to help him raise hundreds of thousands based on numbers and estimates we've been hearing. The faster we can fund this to get Jason started with treatment, the better his prognosis will be.

He's in good company right now with his family who was able to travel to Los Angeles fairly quickly after learning about his accident. No one is ever prepared for something so devastating and that's where we his friends want to pull together and show love and support by helping with this immense financial burden. All proceeds go directly to Jason and his family.

Thank you so much!!

Love,

Team Jason
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Hello everyone!

We want to let you know that Jason's infection is improving but it's very slow going and he's still in the ICU and may remain there for at least another five days. He's had some good days and he's had some bad days but he's fighting and his family is with him every step of the way. The main focus is getting his immune system stronger to eradicate this infection.

So, while we wish we had better news, it is hopeful news.

Because of this fantastic community we have met the halfway mark of our financial goal in TWELVE DAYS. It's amazing what you all have done and so we ask again to put the word out on social media to let people know Jason is not out of the woods yet. The $5 and $10 donations really add up when word gets out.

Thank you for taking the time to read this!

Love,

Team Jason
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Hi all! Another quick note. You are all wonderful humans who care about Jason, and you've wanted to know if you can visit him. Because of the nature of being in ICU and recovering from an infection he cannot have visitors at this time still. Thank you for wanting to lift his spirits and check in -- there will be an update as soon as that is possible!

Best,

Team Jason
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Hi everyone, Team Jason here with an extremely heartfelt thank you for your astounding generosity, encouragement, and love for Jason!

We wanted to let you know that Jason is experiencing a health set back that has put him back in the ICU this weekend. Just twenty four hours earlier he had built up his health enough to be transferred out, but was experiencing a steadily climbing fever. Doctors discovered an active infection where the incision from the spinal surgery was. They acted swiftly to get it under control and eradicate it but the next 48-72 hours are critical to ensure it’s all contained.

Jason has kept his humorous nature despite so much he’s going through. It’s critical he heals from this and can once again be transferred out of ICU and into the general care ward to build up his health to begin to focus on the long road to recovery.

We appreciate everyone sharing and donating and will keep pushing to reach our financial goal. Please continue to help us get the word out and we will continue to give you updates as we receive new information regarding Jason’s health.

Much love,

Team Jason
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$161,027 of $300,000 goal

Raised by 2,744 people in 14 days
Created December 4, 2018
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