Family and friends of Brittney Woodard are raising money for the nonprofit Help Hope Live to fund uninsured medical expenses associated with Catastrophic Illness.
Brittney has chosen to fundraise for Help Hope Live in part because Help Hope Live assures fiscal accountability of funds raised and tax deductibility for contributors. Contributors can be sure donations will be used to pay or reimburse medical and related expenses. To make a tax-deductible donation to this fundraising campaign, click on the Give button.
February 9, 2020
In December of 2016, Brittney was diagnosed with Gastroparesis, a medical disorder that causes weak muscular contractions of the stomach resulting in food remaining in the stomach for a prolonged period of time. Brittney has a severe case of gastroparesis with her stomach taking over 50 hours to empty food. Some cases are curable within a few weeks; however, Brittney’s case is complicated by her other autoimmune disorders rendering her condition to be potentially fatal.
As an ambitious, hard-working, independent 30 year old, Brittney had to live close to her parents, when this began at the end of 2016. At this time, she is also unable to work due to the extensive time spent in the hospital.
Doctors aren’t sure what caused this condition, but after treating Brittney for the past 3 years, they are recommending a surgery which is considered a humanitarian surgery by the FDA where a pace maker is inserted into the stomach in hopes of stimulating the stomach muscles to contract hard enough to push food out. Ideally, the success of this surgery would allow the permanent feeding tube, which has caused so many of her current infections and surgeries to be removed.
For those of you who would like to support through giving, we have created an avenue to do so. To be able to have a chance at a better quality of life by having the surgery and peace of mind knowing that the medical expenses will be provisioned is such a blessing. The family can focus on getting Brittney well again.
We created this avenue to help fund this surgery in response to the outpouring of love that friends, family and neighbors have shown through requests to help in some way. We are so grateful for the love and support shown to Brittney over the past few years and believe through faith that The Lord will provide a way for her to have the surgery and it be successful.
Friends of Brittney