For those who don't know me, I'm a missionary with YWAM, originally from the UK.
In 2016 whilst living and serving in New York, USA, I was admitted to hospital with some pretty serious blood clotting in my legs, lungs and heart. Each time I spent around a week in hospital, some of it in ICU, and have continued to follow up with treatment. It's left me with a number of things to deal with, including no blood supply to the bottom of my lungs, a condition known as CTEPH (a form of Pulmonary Hypertension), right ventricular failure, limited circulation to my foot, and needing to manage a pretty aggressive clotting disorder.
I have extensive medical bills from those incidents, but also need treatment going forward, and am hopeful for a surgical cure for some of it. As a support-raising missionary, know the provision for that is coming through friends and family.
I was using this fundraiser to help me with my current bills (totaling over $100,000), but have decided instead to focus on HOPE and moving forward. With my new insurance we can predict much more easily my costs to get me to the stage where I am 'managing' this condition, and so I'm coming to you through this fundraiser and asking you to join me in getting 'clot free' in a few different ways.
1. Pray!!!! Prayer works. Pray for healing, for strength, for wisdom - and for reduction in the bills I'm negotiating!!!!
2. Consider donating to this fundraiser. Every little bit helps
3. Consider sharing this fundraiser with your friends and families
My goal is to have the costs I need by the time we're hoping my surgery could be done. I know this is only do-able through the help and support of others, and love and appreciate each one of you walking this journey with me.