Graces Medical Expenses

$2,780 of $15k goal

Raised by 51 people in 24 months
April Shockey-Garvey  VIENNA, WV
We are raising money to help cover ongoing medical expenses and transportation costs for my beautiful 17 year old who was diagnosed with crohns disease almost 9 years ago. Her medical bills have become overwhelming as has the cost of medicines and treatments for her. We live hours away from a children's hospital and have to travel to the hospital frequently. This past week the transmission went out on my vehicle and the cost of repair is tremendous. It no longer is under warranty of any kind either plus I still owe 2 years on it. This vehicle is a necessity to provide transportation g or her Dr appointments and hospital stays. We appreciate any help we can get. God bless!
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Update 60
Posted by April Garvey
4 months ago
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Well everything is ready to make the trip tomorrow to Cincinnati children's. On schedule for this visit includes an MRI, replacement of NJ tube, and follow up with GI, and surgery regarding the illeostomy. Discussion of another round of Botox injections to the pylori muscles in her tummy to see if we can't get her tummy to work again. As always any help is appreciated and prayers for safe travels, as well as for the doctors to help them find ways to help our Lady Grace.
My baby and me.
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Update 59
Posted by April Garvey
4 months ago
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Port replacement went well. Turns out the port was fine, it was just flipped so the surgeon repositioned it and anchored it with more stitches onto place. It has since healed up and been accessed, for her first home infusion of Entyvio a week ago. We've just been very busy and have fallen behind on updates. As always we appreciate any and all help anyone can give. Thank you!
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Update 58
Posted by April Garvey
6 months ago
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This past Friday we went to Cincinnati to get Graces' port fixed because it had flipped. Everything went well. She's been struggling a bit recently with severe exhaustion. Had to wear a heart monitor for a month due to tachycardia which the doctors are not sure what's causing but they started her on another medication to try to get it under control. The GI doc thinks the Entyvio is helping control the crohns based on her latest labs, but the insurance denied the first 4 claims leaving a bill for $55,000. Hopefully we can get that squared away fast. They will continue to do the Entyvio but it will be administered from now on by home health instead of in clinic. As always we thank all of you for your love and support.
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Update 57
Posted by April Garvey
7 months ago
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This is the part that's the hardest to explain; lifetime disease. There will always be multiple trips to the ER, multiple admits, surgeries, treatments...this will never end. We are currently at a local hospital as our Lady Grace is having tube issues. She often has an appointment with one doctor another anywhere from once to twice a week. This results in travel expenses, lost hours of work, and the worse part is seeing her stress when she knows the financial hardships it's creates. We are so blessed to have a great support team. I can't even begin to thank those of you who have donated in the past enough. Please continue to share our story and encourage others to share. The more people we reach the more chance of getting help, and the more people who lift our family up in prayer. We also get to share and advocate for our Lady Grace in hopes more will understand and empathize with what she experiences daily. Now we wait...Current plan at the ER is to do a KUB and try to slowly pull the tube while trying to flush it..the goal is to avoid the stool being released into her stomach or esophagus as the tube is being pulled in order to prevent ecolli.
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$2,780 of $15k goal

Raised by 51 people in 24 months
Created March 24, 2015
April Shockey-Garvey  
JW
$25
Jennifer Wilson
4 months ago
GS
$30
George and Becky Sadler
8 months ago
JW
$30
Jenny Wagner
10 months ago
DZ
$20
Deborah Ziegler-Perras
12 months ago

Hope all goes well!

$10
Anonymous
13 months ago
BJ
$50
Bruce Jackson
13 months ago
EC
$25
Emily Coldiron
13 months ago
1
1
BO
$15
Brooke Opack
13 months ago
1
1
ET
$25
Emet Tauber
13 months ago
1
1
CH
$10
Candace Hammer
21 months ago
1
1

Love you grace ❤️ Can't wait to see you guys. We need to make a trip :)

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