Help for Jayce's TPIAT surgery

Help for Jayce's TPIAT surgery

From James Taylor

We are raising money to help with costs associated with Jayce's TPIAT surgery such as transportation, lodging, andother expenses related to care and support.

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TPIAT (total pancreatectomy with islet autotransplantation)

This is what this fundraiser is all about. At the age of 5 years old, Jayce started having belly pains. For a long time we had no idea what was causing them. We seen many different specialists in different areas and went through numerous tests to try and pinpoint the problem. Eventually,  we found out that he was having pancreatitis attacks. We spent the next 3 years trying different methods to control it, but it kept getting worse. They did a genetic test and found it to be hereditary which meant it probably wasn't going to get better. If left it could cause pancreatic cancer or diabetes. He would also have to continue to experience excruciating pain most days. Finally we were reffered to a pancreatic specialist team in Cincinnati, OH. After more tests and evaluating they decided the best course of action is the TPIAT surgery. 

They've scheduled the surgery, which can take anywhere from 10 to 15 hours or longer for February 15th, 2021. The recovery is long and hard. Jayce needs all the support from both parents that he can get! Therefore, we will both be out of work for atleast 6 weeks, maybe longer. One of us will have to take longer as we will have to keep up with his care and close management of his blood sugar for atleast 3 months. We will be in the hospital with Jayce for approximately 2 weeks if all goes good then once released we have to stay in Cincinnati for atleast 3 more weeks for them to closely monitor him also. Luckily,  we have medical insurance for him, but that doesn't cover travel expenses,  lodging, food, and other necessities while we care for him during this critical time. With us being out of work these expenses on top of our bills will bankrupt us without some help! Please consider a donation or a share. Follow his journey on Facebook at

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