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Jenna Kimbrough's Exome Testing

Organized by: Janice Thompson

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THE STORY:

Jenna Reese Kimbrough is a darling two-year-old who suffers from Frank Silent Aspiration from a yet-undiagnosed neuromuscular disease. This disease has affected the muscles in her throat, causing her to aspirate all liquids into her lungs instead of her tummy. Consequently, Jenna receives all liquids through a feeding tube. This little doll is under the care of multiple specialists (high risk pediatrician, pulmonologist, G.I., genetics, endocrinologist, ENT and two neurologists) in Houston's amazing medical center. Jenna's neurologist (who specializes in muscles) recently did an EMG test (Electromyography, a diagnostic procedure to assess the health of muscles and the nerve cells that control them), expecting to find a muscular myopathy. Instead, she discovered that Jenna likely has a motor neuron disease called SMA (or similar). The SMA test is being done this week, but what Jenna really needs is exome sequencing. This test will tell doctors what they need to know about her genetic makeup. To learn more about the test, go here: http://bit.ly/1uYH7g6. The cost of exome sequencing is $15,000 and Jenna's insurance won't cover it. However, Baylor Miraca Genetics Laboratory in the Medical Center has graciously agreed to lower the price to $5550.00 because Jenna is on SSI (disability). We will keep the fundraiser going after raising the initial $5550.00 because it's an additional $2100.00 to have both of Jenna's parents fully tested, should the need arise. Would you prayerfully consider giving toward this fund so that Jenna can have her test? The sooner we have an accurate diagnosis, the sooner doctors can develop a course of treatment.

$6,520

 

117% Raised of $5,550 Goal

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  • Janice Thompson

    $100

  • Timothy, Joshua and Nathanael

     

  • Jeanene Hanna Wagner

    $250

  • Eileen

     

  • Nora and Phred St Laurent

    $250

  • Brian

    $100

  • Nancy Wilis

    $25

  • Charles & Charlotte Holt

    $50

  • The Farris Family

    $25

  • Patti Lee

    $25

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  • The Eleanor Series

    $50

  • Nancy Jo Jenkins

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $1,650

  • Jan Christiansen

     

  • RaDonna Gideon

    $100

  • Jennifer Crouse Yoder

    $100

  • Spring Trails Neighbor

    $50

  • Minor

    $30

  • Shirley Moseley

    $200

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    $25

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  • McKinsey Jones

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  • Mark and Cherri Taylor

    $300

  • Melissa King

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  • Sandra Gallini

    $50

  • Jack and Nikki York

    $25

  • Katy and Bruce Simmons

    $20

  • Annette O'Hare

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  • Ashley and Ryan Goebel

    $200

  • The Eleanor Series

    $45

  • Regene Fisher

    $20

  • Bonnie

    $50

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    $10

  • Zach, Randi, Madysen & Ethan Morrow

    $100

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    $150

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    $25

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  • Grant Writing Training Foundation

    $250

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    $35

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    $25

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  • Maggie, Erin, Miranda, Billy & Cheryl Wyatt

    $100

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    $25

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    $20

  • Janke

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Donor Comments

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

Praying for a miracle! 3 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

3 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

I hope this little bit helps. I don't like to share the amounts or my name. I like those things kept private. Thanks. 3 years ago

Janice Hanna Thompson

Janice Hanna Thompson

DONATION: $25

3 years ago

Janke

Janke

DONATION: $100

Praying for healing and answers. 3 years ago

Anonymous

Anonymous

DONATION: $20

3 years ago

Connie & Randy Stephens

Connie & Randy Stephens

3 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $25

3 years ago

Beth and Lori Michel

Beth and Lori Michel

3 years ago

Maggie, Erin, Miranda, Billy & Cheryl Wyatt

Maggie, Erin, Miranda, Billy & Cheryl Wyatt

DONATION: $100

Love you. Praying. 3 years ago

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