Matt Duffy's Medical Equipment Fund

$9,826 of $15,000 goal

Raised by 79 people in 11 months
Ray McGee
on behalf of Jennifer James
 LOS OSOS, CA
Matt Duffy is a 33 year old young man, whose life is in jeopardy, due to severe complications of Type 1 brittle Diabetes.  There is medical equipment available which would be very helpful, but his insurance and medical assistance program will not cover it.  Without this medical equipment, his Diabetes is severely damaging his organs.  Matt currently has 34% functionality in his kidneys, and has lost 70% of his vision leaving him legally blind.  Matt also has hypoglycemic unawareness, meaning his blood sugar can drop dangerously low when he is sleeping and he may not be able to correct it.

The medical equipment comes with a hefty price tag of approximately $300 a month and an additional $500 every 9 months.  Again, his insurance covers none of this.  Matt has gone through appeals and has fought to get this changed due to the fact that it truly is a life-saving necessity, that will help to prolong his life.  Without this device, Matt's body will continue to shut down.  We need your help!

In the past few years Matt was forced to give up his long-time dream of "working the boats" as a deep-sea fisherman.  Due to his Diabetic complications, he has had to close the door on that dream.  Matt is a fighter and is now pursuing an education at Cuesta College receiving assistance for his low vision disability.   He is receiving TOP grades, is excited about learning, and is a joy to those who know him, exemplifying his tenacious spirit. Matt is truly dedicating himself to continuing to persevere, both for his education and his health.

Matt truly needs our help!!!  He is a most active participant in his own healthcare, impressing his doctors with his attitude and willingness to fight.  Matt has been alcohol and drug-free for over 9 years and spends much of his free time helping others in recovery.  He also volunteers for a local Diabetes organization helping those afflicted with the same illness.  We implore you to donate, without this life-saving equipment his future looks bleak.   Matt is an incredibly proud man and this has been a difficult step, but his need is so very GREAT.  Your help is of the utmost importance.
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Thank you all so much for your kindness and generosity! All funds will be released to Jenn James as trustee for Matt's benefit, as he will lose his disability and medical insurance if he receives the funds directly. All medicine and equipment will come from this account set up for his benefit. Please continue to donate, we are doing incredibly well in raising the funds he needs. No donation is too small. Please share and donate!
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Thank you all for your kindness and generosity! Please continue to share and donate whatever you can. We appreciate the love and support so much!
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Thank you to everyone for your love and generosity! Please keep sharing and donating, anything helps. Let's get Matt the life-saving equipment that he needs!
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Thank you all for your donations and shares! We are blown away by your generosity and caring! Please, please, please, keep hitting that share button, we need to get Matt to this goal. It's imperative that we get him this life saving equipment! Thank you all so very much for your support!
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$9,826 of $15,000 goal

Raised by 79 people in 11 months
Created March 27, 2017
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$1,000
Anonymous
5 months ago
$50
Anonymous
8 months ago
BZ
$100
Brett Zika
8 months ago

Love you bud.

ML
$50
Marian Loomis
8 months ago

Happy Father's Day to my Sweet husband, Brad Loomis. This donation is in your name.

PR
$100
PJ Robertson
8 months ago

Best wishes Matt...

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