Jessica Jerwa Blackshear Jess Gets (A) Hip

First post: Feb 17, 2022 Latest post: Mar 26, 2022
Hello to my friends, family, and fellow volunteers!

Many of you have encouraged me to ask for help regarding my upcoming hip replacement (scheduled for March 22, 2022). While I have already arranged around-the-clock care for my first week home, I have created this CaringBridge site so you can sign up for visits, help with chores, rides to my post-op appointments and the like. 

Please check the "Ways to Help" or "Planner" sections of this site to see if there's something you might be able to do.

On a related note, I'm sad to say that while I do have insurance for this procedure, it will still cost around $8,000 out of pocket. I already have medical bills in collections (and was just served with a lawsuit for one I’ve already mostly paid off). To be honest, the stress and financial burden kept me from dealing with my current situation until I was able to pay them off sufficiently enough. All of these bills will ultimately total nearly $20,000. For a (not-so) quick background on how I got to surgery #12, look here:

So... If you're not in the local area, but can help in that way, I have set up this GoFundMe ( account to help cover my medical expenses.

If nothing else, please schedule a visit ( with me!

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