IF YOU WANT TO HELP OUT MIKE AND HIS FAMILY WITH THEIR EXPENSES, YOU CAN MAKE A QUICK DONATION USING THEPAYPAL LINK HERE. OR YOU CAN SEND MIKE AND HIS FAMILY A GIFT TO: 11119 GIDDINGS PLACE NOBLESVILLE, IN 46060
UPDATE HIGHLIGHTS: 02/11/14
"Another surgery and a PET scan to follow...still no diagnosis.
2009 - 2014...I can't believe we're going on 5 years.
To say it is getting depressing would be an understatement.
Waiting on gene test results, followup bone marrow biopsies, and other studies."
You can read more on the 'Updates' link.
MORE FROM MIKE'S 02/11/13 UPDATE ON THE UPDATES LINK PAGE
Thanks for visiting our Indiana Jones family wish page!
brother, Mike, his son, Conor (pictured left), and his family are in serious
need of help!
Our goal with this website is to raise awareness and to help raise enough money to help them keep their heads above water and to cover their necessary medical expenses.
They were just given the opportunity to receive Whole Exome Sequencing (DNA test that looks for gene mutations that cause both common and rare diseases). Their insurance denied covering this test (they consider it to be "investigational research" which they don't cover). The cost of this test is $9,000 for three (the minimum # of participants needed) and $2,500 for each additional participant. At a minimum, they want to perform the test on Mike, Tammy, and Conor. Ideally, they'd like to perform it on all five family members, as it would provide better direction and make results clearer to interpret.
everyone shares this story with their friends, neighbors, on Facebook, etc…,
Mike's family will definitely get the prayers and support that they need.
Through the generosity and prayers of others, Mike's family will find hope.
A multi-systemic, undiagnosed illness has impacted Mike and Conor's health. And just when you think a family can't endure more sad news, his 11-year-old daughter, Makenna, was found to have a small frontal brain tumor/lesion and another tumor in her left petrous apex.
This whole ordeal has taken a toll on not only their health and spirit, but also their financial situation. With this website, the goal is to help buy my brother
and his family time to heal, to give his family breathing room and to help pay for
some of their needs so they can work toward a definite diagnosis and find a cure.
Mike and Conor are both still undiagnosed and their illness has rapidly progressed. Mike's insurance does not cover Mayo or Cleveland Clinic - or any out of state clinic for that matter. They need help!
Mike is a father of three great children, Conor, Payton, and Makenna. He has an amazing wife named Tammy. Tammy does in-home daycare, which allows her to take Mike and Conor to/from doctors and hospitals on a regular basis.
Mike is a great guy who makes a huge difference in this world. Since he was a little boy, Mike has been a very generous person with the many talents he has to offer.
At age 8, he'd visit the old folks in the neighborhood and play cards with them -- giving some old women smiles and happiness. He worked with special needs students for 13 years while living in the Twin Cities -- spending countless hours of his own time taking those kids to Minnesota Twins games, fishing trips, bowling, and more. He volunteered his time in church, sharing his music skills and his love for people. After moving to Indiana, Mike and his family shared their time and love with the elderly at a local nursing home. Mike volunteers to DJ for events benefiting the Cancer Society, American Heart association and at his kid's schools.
My brother and his family would give the shirts off their back to help anyone. Mike always says, "a lot of a little changes the world."
If everyone clicks on the "What Can We Do?" link and does just a
little, we can help Mike to keep his house, feed his family, take care of his utility bills, and -- most importantly -- get Mike, Conor, & Makenna to the right doctors who can help them get answers so they can work toward getting their life back.
Thank you for visiting and thank you for your help!
"People say God doesn't give us more
than we can handle.
God clearly has a different plan than I expected for my life."
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