Help Xavier’s, Heart Failure Transition and Recovery Care

For: Xavier Jones
Augusta, GA
Organizer: Xavier Jones
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The Story

On February 27th 2017 around 8pm my life permanently changed. I went in the Hospital that night unknowingly with the onset Congestive Heart Failure. I swelled with so much water, that my pours were literally leaking. That was my body’s way of alerting me to do something or it was going to quit. This form of Congestive Heart Failure took my hearts ability from its normal 55% to between 10% and 15% working ability. My Doctors are alarmed at 35% because anything under that is grounds for a major operation. There were two procedures done to get me to where I am now. A Heart Catheterization Procedure was done in a lifesaving effort to see what my heart looked like and to see what its ability was. The second procedure was done to open a passage for blood circulation by way of a Stent there were four blockages and three are being managed with medications. But this ordeal is not over by a long shot. My heart is at this very moment working at 15% and this puts me in line for a defibrillator and a Pace maker implants, that is the potential bad news.

Look I am blessed, we caught allot of things in time. This should have been so much worse and thank God it wasn’t. Earlier I said the phrase, “potentially bad news,” here is the great news, my Heart did not receive the expected damage that others in my condition would have. Thank God for so many of your prayers and the awesome show of support from friends, family and an awesome medical staff from the Augusta VA hospital, I have a good fighting chance, and a Golden opportunity to recover on a greater scale. So my Doctors have planned a regiment that will give me a good chance at recovery and a stronger heart.  Through medication, a good diet, exercise, and monthly if not weekly checkups, we will see how the regiment goes “God willing.” If it goes well, there will be no need for a Pace maker or what have you.

But my medical condition and the regiment will not afford me to work normally, and this affect my work and the funds that would have been made to help these medical, logistical and transitional issues. The recovery which will take 9 months, this journey will be long with many changes. There will be interruptions and permanent sweeping change of everything I do. I now have to change the way I do everything. I need to lessen the financial burdens but the simple truth is “I don’t have it...” I am blessed the Augusta VA has lessened the financial blow, but the truth is I still have at least 7 to 8 months to go, and another procedure coming. My VA Medical bill is over 5000.00 and growing thank God my a few friends, family mainly my Sister and Mother have been kind enough to help me through the starting transition. But we have used up what we had financially getting started. Any relief of Medical Bills, nutritional needs, Transitional and Logistical needs in the way of donations will be humbly and gratefully appreciated. It is in times like these, where the love and kindness of the Village and its Interdependence along with God’s blessings that truly makes the difference in situations like these. I am blessed that I have friends and a community that I can go to. Whatever help, prayers donations will be very much appreciated. I am starting out with a manageable goal of $5500.00 on the site. Whatever you feel lead to do, I am grateful for anything you can do. Bless You and thank all of you in advance, and I will be posting my progress and advancements on a weekly basis, From this point forward this will no longer just be my journey, “It will be our journey together whatever the outcome is… Again thank you, thank you all so much…

Fundraiser Updates

Posted on June 25, 2017

Posted on June 25, 2017

It is 3:47 PM Sunday the 25. I am preparing for camp week and looking at trying to get a video done before July, there is so much to talk about. I will see what I can do about making this happen. Say a prayer we are getting close to $3000.0 which is my half way mark Please find the Link and Spread it far and wide. we are at 120 Shares of the Link and 19 Donors. Thank for all you do and I will be back soon. :)

Posted on June 16, 2017

Posted on June 16, 2017

Today is Friday, June 16th, 2017 I have a Doctor's appointment today for reactions to a new Drug.One of the most important things I have had to do was to manage Change. Sounds very easy, until You have to actually do it... That's when the reality happens... My friends there are thing that we never think about, nor have had the experience to navigate. We adults, (Especially MEN...) have and ego when it come to negotiating tasks, and plans. But when your perception is colored by years of bad habits, "That YOU don't see as bad habits" it's kinda like having diabetes, and convincing one's self that the New York style Cheese Cake can be neutralize after taking you daily dose of metformin... NOOOOOT! Perception and a good dose of reality goes a long way in recovery. Pill Compliance's are put in place to give one a real fighting chance at not only recovery, but a new tract of health altogether. People see me walking and talking well, and YES I am getting better, but I am far from recovery. I on one hand have to fight old and bad habits to create new ones while not letting people believe all is well and not pushing what is already working and showing results. Sometime that can be the Pits, cause some of these drugs can make one slow and sluggish. But it is all part of the plan. Tolerances, Dosages, Practices,Compliance and the list goes on are there for our benefit, and let me tell you. I know many of you don't like seeing your Doctors but you haven't lived until you have walked into your Doctor's office two or three times and be greeted with Sunny Smiles and Fuzzy Warmth anticipating the next hurdle you have successfully jumped. That kind of accolade, (And the Support of God, Friends and Family on that same note...) Keeps one Going. I have a long way to Go. The support that you are helping with me here is not lost on me matter of fact it encourages me to stay the course, When I get to the Finish and look back, I will know that it is WE that got to the Finish Line, and I want everyone of you there... PLEASE Keep posting the links We are over a Quarter of the way there, and we are now at $1630.00 Next week the real work starts as I start to move a few mountains with you support. Thank you sooooo Much for your help, there was really know way for me to do this without you...

Posted on June 15, 2017

Posted on June 15, 2017

This is my First update for this week. We have reach  a quarter of our goal I will be talking to everyone about passing on the link to as many people as possible to reach the half way point, THANK ALL of You for your support and Help, you have no Idea what this will do to One help my transition and Recovery, and Two the many bills and Logistics I will have to deal with before August. There will be other outside Fundraising operations and i will notify all of you about this. Some of which will be a massive Yard sale. As I minimize my materials I realize that I probably do not have much in the way of Living accommodation. That is because I was a true Eccentric Artist, this was one of the things I have had to change because I can no longer live meager and off grid to afford my art. I need to build a new functional format for sustainability and oddly enough, my Heart failure has opened up many Silver Linings for this. If God give you Friends and a Community that supports you and Give you not only a second chance at life, but also an opportunity to grew correctly from the adversity... One is it an adversity, and Two who am I to balk? They way i see it, this is a course correction to be of service to the very community which is helping me. "God Bless you all..."

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