Join in for James

Join in for James

From Amelia Cutler

We are raising money for our son James. The donations will go towards pre surgery medicine, cranial surgery, and travels.

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Update #4

about 1 month ago

Join In For James Update #4 & Prays report:

1. We have reached $21k from you and many friends, family, and strangers for James’ surgery. Thank you so much for your prayers and financial contribution!

2. We will be in Texas 2 weeks from yesterday! I can’t believe it and there are definitely a lot of different emotions that Chad and I are feeling these days.

3. James is doing great on the iron supplement and takes it with no problems and his body is doing well with it also.

4. A friend of ours from Adventure Club had an online boutique and has made shirts to help support James! Each t-shirt sold will send $15 towards James’ surgery! I’m so thankful and grateful for friends and support like hers!

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James turns 1 today! We are so thankful for him. He has brought such joy to our lives. 

What we haven’t shared publicly is that James was diagnosed with Craniosynostosis at 6.5 months old.  Craniosynostosis is a birth defect where there is sutures in the skull that fused together prematurely. As the head and brain grow, it can cause the brain not to have the room it needs to expand. This would put pressure on the brain which can obviously cause a lot of issues in the future.

After many months of praying and trying to get appointments and meeting different doctors we finally found a doctor that specializes in this surgery with minimal recovery time. This was a huge relief. The problem is, he is in Texas and we do not have insurance. In order to even get on the schedule for surgery we need to put down $11,000 and then the rest of the $54,000 it will cost to be paid 2 weeks before surgery. This price does not include flights, lodging costs for the week we have to be there, Chad being off of work during this time, and the post and pre surgery care. 

We don’t know what else to do but ask for help at this point. Not only do we need prayers, but we need help raising the money. We have fundraisers upcoming but if you feel called to donate to help our family we will be forever grateful.

We also have these other ways to donate:

  • Paypal - JoinInForJames
  • Venmo - @JoinInForJames

Thank you so much,

Chad & Amelia Cutler

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Amelia Cutler posted a new update:
about 1 month ago

Update #4

Join In For James Update #4 & Prays report:

1. We have reached $21k from you and many friends, family, and strangers for James’ surgery. Thank you so much for your prayers and financial contribution!

2. We will be in Texas 2 weeks from yesterday! I can’t believe it and there are definitely a lot of different emotions that Chad and I are feeling these days.

3. James is doing great on the iron supplement and takes it with no problems and his body is doing well with it also.

4. A friend of ours from Adventure Club had an online boutique and has made shirts to help support James! Each t-shirt sold will send $15 towards James’ surgery! I’m so thankful and grateful for friends and support like hers!

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Amelia Cutler posted a new update:
about 1 month ago

Update #3

Join In For James Update #3 & Prays report:

1. We have reached $18k from you and many friends, family, and strangers for James’ surgery. Thank you so much for your prayers and financial contribution!

2. As you see, We have a walker now!! James started trying around thanksgiving and he is now fully walking everywhere in the house! #12monthsold

3. We have now started an iron supplement and will start a medication in a few weeks. Both of these things will help increase his red blood cell count which in turn will help reduce his chances of needing a blood transfusion by 80% or more. These recommendations were given by the surgeon and specialist!

4. We are getting closer to our goal with $36k remaining. Every little bit helps even $5.00, if you are able to help please see different outlets to donate.

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Venmo - JoinInForJames
https://www.givesendgo.com/JoinInForJames
HTTPS://Fundly.com/JoinInForJames (We have had Issue with this site so we created a page on GiveSendGo)

Thank you so much,
Chad & Amelia

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Amelia Cutler posted a new update:
2 months ago

Update #2

Join In For James Update #2 & Prays report:

1. We have reached $15k from you and many friends, family, and stranger for James’ surgery. Thank you so much for your prayers and financial contribution!

2. We have booked James’ surgery. It is scheduled for January 11th, 2023! I am glad we have been able to book the surgery but now reality has hit me that my son, my baby will be having a major surgery

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Amelia Cutler posted a new update:
2 months ago

Update #1

Join In For James Update & Prays report:

1. Firstly, With the help from you and many friends, family, and stranger we have reached $11k which will now allow us to book the appointment for James surgery. Thank you so much for your prayers and financial contribution

2. Secondly, we have found a nonprofit organization (@ccakids) that will reimburse us (for a portion if not all) of our travel and housing expenses for James surgery.

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