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This is our little angel, Jamani's recovery fund. Funds will be used for her medical costs and related expenses not covered by insurance.

We call her our little angel! Jamani is a vibrant, full of life 17 year old teenager whose heart suddenly stopped five times. She was born with a rare heart condition, Wolfe-Parkinson White syndrome, in which most children don't survive past the age of five.
In 2005 two weeks before her 10th birthday, she received an implantable defibrillator to prevent sudden death after suffering her fifth sudden cardiac arrest, but the defibrillator malfunctioned two weeks ago, June 27, 2012, by delivering to her repeated shocks. She had emergency surgery to replace the defective device. While in surgery she had to be shocked as a result of her heart trying to suddenly stop again. She is recovering but has lost weight and the only thing to help her regain her strength and weight is the drink - Ensure along with small meals.
Her mother stopped teaching 8th grade English in 2005 in order to stay at home to care of her. Jamani was no longer eligible for medical insurance through the state last year because her older sister who saved her life in 2005 turned 21 and is in college; the family no longer qualified for the state insurance. The state covered the daily monitoring of the defibrillator, the medical bills, the heart medication Jamani must take for the rest of her life, and the cost of the Ensure.
As a result the bills are now coming in from the emergency surgery and have started mounting up, not to mention, the cost of the Ensure $28.69 a case at Sam's Club. She drinks 10 cases a month.
The family has not been able to keep up with the medical bills and the cost of the Ensure. They have had to choose Ensure for her over food for the other children and family members.
The Ensure is needed to help her regain her strength and maintain her weight. She now has a wireless defibrillator and monitor at home and the defibrillator sends messages to the doctor so if she gets in to trouble again, the device will alert the proper people immediately. This cost too.

If you can please help offset/assist with the medical bills and/or the cost of purchasing the Ensure.

Any help is greatly and deeply appreciated. They believe that there is no situation to hard for God, even the heart of their little angel.

Be blessed!

If you would perfer to send a check/money orders in Jamani's name, send to: Jocelynn Harrod, P.O. Box 876 Oakland, FL 34760

If you have any questions or would like to speak with a family representative please feel free to call: Jocelynn Harrod at 773-988-5845


Thank you ever so much for all you do!!- The family of Jamani Ridley
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