My loving wife, Angela Hodges suffers from severe short bowel syndrome. Her doctors at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital have told us her only option is a life-saving small intestine/small bowel transplant.
Angela is a wonderful wife, mother, grandmother, sister and good friend to many. For the past ten years she has been in and out of the hospital numerous times, has had emergency surgeries, been diagnosed with Sepsis, MRSA, receives all her nutrition thru a feeding tube, has liver damage, osteoporosis, and heart disease. Due to her compromised immune system she must remain primarily secluded at home except when she is going to doctor visits or hospitalizations. She has been unable to work or do most of what we all take for granted. Thru all of this Angela has been raising our 12-year-old granddaughter. Her faith in God has kept her spirits up, but she knows that time if of the essence.
February 24, 2018
Please share my site. I’m in Augusta ga and donation will help. I also need volunteers for any fundraisers, and the helphopelive staff will give you all the flyers and help.
February 20, 2018
It’s February 2018. Feeding tube site is still leaking. My transplant surgeon said because 9f how it’s connected to the stomach, the surgery will be more invasive. Not looking forward to it, but tired of bile leaking all over me. It can’t be bandaged because the bandage gets soaked and eats at my skin. So it’s another trip on March 11 to DC for everything. 3 days of scopes, labs and surgery. I will remain there until they release me. Needing help with lodging and fuel. We raised around 2000.00 at transplant in 2016, and so much appreciated. It helped with our trips up there, food lodging and necessary meds. We would be so grateful for any amount even if it’s a couple dollars. As far as how I feel post transplant, has been pretty good, to me anyway but still have gastric problems, low iron and now on pre natal vitamins. The antirejection meds toll on your kidneys and I stay dehydrated, so 8 more pills to add to my menu for that. Also my thinking and memory is just hilarious. My legs have lost much muscle so I still have a hard time getting up and down. Other than these few setbacks, along with many more, I am thankful to God for keeping me strong, and keeping my faith, otherwise I probably wouldn’t be here. Have a blessed day everyone.
September 27, 2016
Oh Angie I couldn't be happier for you and your family. I will continue to keep you in my prayers. Best of luck and God be with you.
August 22, 2016
You are in my daily prayers. I am so happy your transplant was a success! God bless you and you loving family!