Help Jay get back to Chicago

$2,750 of $5,000 goal

Raised by 42 people in 35 months
Hello Everyone,

  it's almost a year since my HSCT treatment! Now it's time to return back to Chicago. With the medical bills from the transplant, I am trying to raise money to return back to Chicago to prove I beat M.S. 

    I know a lot of you helped me get there and I'm very grateful. It cost a lot of money to stay in Chicago for a week to prove I beat my disease. If you can please help with donations; I would greatly appreciate it.

Thank you all who supported me thru this crazy journey.











My name is Jay. I am 35 and recently married with the hope of a beautiful wife. Thinking I was finally going to habe the life I was dreaming of.
 The bad news came in April, 2015 when I was diagnosed with an aggressive form of Multiple Sclerosis.  Medications, platelet transfusions, and other forms of treatments all failed me. My health deteriorated in a short period of time. The pain is excruciating. My body pretty much gave up on me. I was a "gym rat" always working out. I am lucky now if I can get out of bed. My body felt like it was on fire. My nerves just burned, and nothing I could do to stop the progression of my disease.  

After extensive research, I found Dr. Burt.  He is the lead of this amazing Northwestern transplant at University in Chicago specializing in Auto-Immune disease. Dr. Burt has a clinical trial fighting Auto-Immune Diseases with HSCT  Therapy.  Out of thousands of people, I was chosen to participate in his stem cell study which has halted several Auto-Immune diseases including Devic’s Disease, a rare and more aggressive disease. I am recently diagnosed in the middle of February,  2016.

I have not worked since December 2014 and have not been paid since June 2015. finances are totally exhausted, and my credit cards have reached their limits.  Traveling to Chicago, as well as housing while I undergo treatments, has taken a financial toll.  Friends and family have been supportive, but now I turn to others for financial help.  I hope and pray that one day my life will be free from pain and disability.  I believe Dr. Burt’s program is my only hope. I thank you in advance for your prayers and support. God bless.

Jay M. Gerber
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Hi everyone! I'm 3 weeks post transplant and was doing really well. My vision is coming back, my fatigue is alot better and my disease is halted. Thank you from the bottom of my heart for helping me! I love you all and couldn't have done it without you.

I need to return back to Chicago for health issues that came up. I need certain care for several days since my levels have not came up and cannot get the level of care i need at home. I can use some help getting back for a week and stay. Please understand, I wouldn't be asking this if I didn't need help. Thank you again everyone.
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Tomorrow, I start my first round of chemo and shots to make new stem cells in my blood. At the end of month, they will collect my stem cells and freeze them for my transplant. I plan to have rehabilitation to get me stronger for May, whe I have 6 days straight of chemo and then my transplant! Thank you everyone! I truly appreciate everything to get me better...

Jay
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We are approaching March...MS awareness month. I am conducting a documentary on my transplant. This will include before the transplant, during, after and months of hard work. I want to show the world what is possible with hope. Please show support by donating to my cause... The funds are going towards medical expenses, lodging, food and hopefully a cheap camera to make a documentary :) Thank you
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So, I'm getting so close to my dates! Your support I was able to book a hotel for a month and a flight. Still have to go back in May but I couldn't do it without your support. I feel like I have a contract with each and everyone of you to heal and get better. Thank you so much and I still need help with expenses there and also raise money for May.
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Bogdan Garcia
33 months ago

Hola Primo y Prima Jackie, Mis oraciones estan con Jay y contigo, Dios es Grande y la FE mueve montañas, cualquier situacion que les pueda apoyar y ayudar con gusto lo haremos,, espero en Dios que les de fuerza un abrazo a ambos

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Amy Copeland
34 months ago

I pray you get the treatment and it helps you. I don't have much but I hope my small donation helps. My 11 yr old son was diagnosed last year with Progressive MS. It's a devastating disease. Stay strong and keep fighting.

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Angelica Ileana Weibull
35 months ago

I love you endlessly my dear friend. I will be there for you no matter what. Ill fight with you and do all I can to help you and your beautiful wife. Xoxo

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Created December 12, 2015
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Cindy Stoppa
28 months ago

Hope you make it to Chicago,,

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29 months ago
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Kim Orlando
29 months ago
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U got this Jay. Everyone's behind you all the way!!

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Jeremiah Cioffi
32 months ago

You got this man.

Bogdan Garcia
33 months ago

Hola Primo y Prima Jackie, Mis oraciones estan con Jay y contigo, Dios es Grande y la FE mueve montañas, cualquier situacion que les pueda apoyar y ayudar con gusto lo haremos,, espero en Dios que les de fuerza un abrazo a ambos

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Amy Copeland
34 months ago

I pray you get the treatment and it helps you. I don't have much but I hope my small donation helps. My 11 yr old son was diagnosed last year with Progressive MS. It's a devastating disease. Stay strong and keep fighting.

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Angelica Ileana Weibull
35 months ago

I love you endlessly my dear friend. I will be there for you no matter what. Ill fight with you and do all I can to help you and your beautiful wife. Xoxo

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