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This fundraiser ended on 06/13/12

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Billie Jean's family members are trying to raise money to help with past, present and future medical costs, not covered by Insurance.

Billie Jean has given birth to 3 beautiful children, although each pregnancy took a major toll on her body. Numerous hospital emergency rooms were considered our second homes. From spontaneous fainting spells, intolerable migraines, and major chest pains to numerous mini strokes. She was not able to eat on her own or tolerate medications, so she was fitted with a med-line in her lower arm. After weeks of constant failure, she was then fitted with a pic-line on her upper arm. She required constant care for this and had home nurses deliver and administer the medicines.

Each child was born pre-maturely as her body could not tolerate the excruciating pains. Along with developing an umbilical hernia while in her last pregnancy, it was discovered that she had a PFO in her heart. Three months after she gave birth to our third child, and only one month after she had her belly button repaired, Billie was fitted with a PFO closure device in her heart. Healing from the pregnancy, hernia and now the PFO closure wore her down and she ended up visiting the hospital several more times.

She slowly began to improve but the migraines and fainting spells were still evident. We sought direction from Neurologists, specialists of various types and even holistic remedies.

In November of 2011 Billie was diagnosed with CIN (Cervical Intraepithelial Neoplasia) levels I, II and III. Our second opinion OB/GYN performed a small cone cut with a hot wire, which got only part of the CIN level III. After visiting with our 3rd opinion doctor, it was recommended that she undergo a complete hysterectomy due to her family history of ovarian, uterine and cervical cancer. On Friday, April 13th, 2012 Billie underwent the hysterectomy. At 26 years old, this type of procedure for this type of cancer is almost unheard of.

We have decent insurance but the bills have caught up with us and engulfed our budget. Even only being left with the 20%, we owe thousands of dollars due to the enormous ($8000) out of pocket family expenses not covered by insurance each year.

The good news is that the pathology results came back negative and there are no more signs of cancer in her system. Also, the children are very healthy without any abnormal conditions. This is a miracle in itself considering what Billie Jean had to go through with each pregnancy.

Thank you all for your donations, support and prayers.

If you would prefer to mail a check, you may do so in Billie Jean's name and send to: Glen Sidwell, 2869 Chestnut Street Lehi, UT 84043.

If you have any questions please feel free to call: Glen Sidwell at 801-205-9910 or 801-512-7719.
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