Organized by: Remeka Levin
My names Remeka I am 28 years old from California I have a huge family it's me and my 3 kids and my fiance and her 4 kids. My fiance and I both are very hard workers at times managing 2 jobs each just to make ends meet. Life has been good till about 9 months to a year ago I fell ill. I was constantly getting sick and everytime I would get sicker and sicker the problem was in my stomach . I would get so sick to where I was having to be hospitalized. For months doctors couldn't find out what was wrong with me. The longer it took the sicker I got.. I went from being healthy to my body deteriorating fast. June 16th, 2016 while at work my life forever changed. I had collapsed my body just gave out a week later I was in a Dr office they scheduled a emergency endoscopy and colonoscopy I did everything I needed to do for the procedure. Went to my procedure doctors again found nothing but only because I had gotten so sick the doctor didn't even want to work on me,but did. Test came back inconclusive . Same day went home after procedure not an hour later my fiance called 911 I was sicker than what I was before my procedure. Ended up in the ER and things went more down hill. After having to spend 6 days of being in the hospital and months of being sick wasting away and not being able to eat anymore ,my clothes weren't fitting and my energy level was dissapearing. On the 3rd day the Dr found a diagnosis for me. I was diagnosed with a rare condition called SMA Syndrome which is Superior mesenteric artery (SMA) syndrome is a gastro-vascular disorder in which the third and final portion of the duodenum is compressed between the abdominal aorta (AA) and the overlying superior mesenteric artery. and A Schatzki ring which is where ring is a narrowing of the lower esophagus that can cause difficulty swallowing (dysphagia). The narrowing is caused by a ring of mucosal tissue (which lines the esophagus) or muscular tissue. I had gotten so sick the hospital told my fiance and I that when I came in I was close to death. I have a long road to recovery I have a couple surgeries coming up but in the mean time my family and I have exhausted everything.. I am currently waiting on my disability to kick in and in the mean time where living on my fiances paycheck having 7 kids and lots of others things to take care of with my health problem we aren't able to. I'm doing all I can to help my family out.. These donations will be a blessing from God. My family and i thank and greatly appreciate any donation. May God bless you all.