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LCPD Lt. Andy Miles requesting assistance with Medical/Related expenses for daughter
First Responders
Illness
Florida
Created December 27th, 2020

Lt. Miles and his wife have spent the largest part of their lives, both on and off the job, serving their community. It is with heavy hearts that they now find themselves reaching out for assistance. Their 24 year old daughter has previously battled an aggressive form of Crohn's Disease but has now developed an undiagnosed illness as well. Since October of 2020, she has spent weeks in the hospital and, when not hospitalized, requires ER visits several times per week. She has been largely unable to keep down solid foods since October, they have recently discovered her right kidney is not functioning properly and her liver and thyroid are not functioning correctly either. They have yet to be able to determine a cause. She has been hospitalized for Sepsis, hospitalized as a result of a nonworking kidney, hospitalized for dehydration and has even been treated with an antifungal on the off chance she has developed a fungus in her blood from so many antibiotics, etc. She has met with Urologists, Digestive Disease Specialists, Infectious Disease specialists and more. Her specialists have recommended that she seek treatment at the Mayo Clinic to determine the cause that they have yet to locate. None of her specialists are located in Lake City, requiring frequent trips out of town for her ER visits, hospital stays and doctors appointments. The Mayo Clinic does not accept her insurance but are willing to accept her case and take monthly payments but she will still be required to pay a sizable deposit. Due to all of the above, she has been unable to work since October and will be unable to work for the foreseeable future. She and the family are currently unable to meet the deposit or the additional monthly payment requirements. She has two 4 year old children as well. Lt. Miles and his wife have been covering her expenses for a number of months to include co-pays for testing, transportation expenses, living expenses, etc. She does have an additional surgery upcoming in January to address the Crohn's side of her illness. She will have a recovery time of at least 6 to 8 weeks. She will then need to be seen at the Mayo clinic for diagnostic testing. The Mayo Clinic will bring an additional set of expenses such as transportation, lodging, time missed from work, etc. Lt. Miles and his wife are doing their best to, not only locate resources and medical treatments, but to keep up with the added expenses. As a result, the ones that have always been a support to others now find themselves is need of support........please note that the family continues to work to identify other resources. In the event that money is raised beyond what is actually needed in the future, it will be donated back to another Fund the First campaign. Thank you in advance for sharing this, any donations and your continued prayers for the family.

Updates

January 3rd, 2021
Elizabeth Price Miles, Organizer

 Late Friday evening, Destiny tested positive for Covid. She had developed a pretty nasty cough and was complaining that her chest hurt. Honestly, we all thought that it was because she has been bedridden for a week, as that sometimes happen with bedridden patients. She has been tested for Covid at every ER visit (several per week) and every hospitalization. Unfortunately, it appears that she contracted the virus while hospitalized for her other ongoing issues. She has been moved to the COVID floor and is unable to have visitors so we are trying to video chat as much as possible to keep her spirits up. She has yet to be able to keep anything down since being admitted on Christmas. They have also started her on oxygen earlier today just to help give her lungs a boost.

She is able to see everyone's messages and both she and our family have been overwhelmed with the love, support and prayers sent by so many! Please keep them coming! The first objective is to treat her and keep her as comfortable as possible relating to the virus. Secondly, to get her to a point that she can begin to keep down either solids or liquids as that is what caused her hospitalization to begin with and lastly, once released, to get her to the Mayo Clinic as soon as possible. 

We are inching closer and closer to our goal. Please continue to share the link with your friends and family so that we can get her diagnosed and active again.

Thank you!

December 30th, 2020
Elizabeth Price Miles, Organizer

Destiny has been back in the hospital since Christmas day. They did a colonoscopy and endoscopy yesterday and are awaiting biopsy results. She still has been unable to keep much of anything down despite the IV anti-nausea medications. Her iron is very low so they gave her an IV iron infusion last night. There was not much change to her iron levels so they have ordered another infusion this morning. Thank you all for your continued prayers!

Donations & Comments

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Bhanuja Baleswaran
Bhanuja Baleswaran donated $1,000
1 year ago

Reply from Elizabeth Price Miles
1 year ago

I just about fell out of my chair!! She really couldnt have a better best friend! Thank you so much and sending you big hugs!

Jason Richmond
Jason Richmond donated $1,000
1 year ago

Reply from Elizabeth Price Miles
1 year ago

Jason, Thank you so much for checking in on Destiny, for offering us support and for your generosity. I know some many think that's just what family's do but to us it means so much more. We love you <3

Phillip & Jada Russell
Phillip & Jada Russell donated $500

Keeping you guys in our thoughts and prayers

1 year ago

Reply from Elizabeth Price Miles
1 year ago

Phillip & Jada, THANK YOU just doesn't cover it! We have all been so moved by the support, prayers and generosity provided to our family <3 There are really no words!

Shalonda Pate
Shalonda Pate donated $25

Prayers

1 year ago
Anonymous
Anonymous donated $200
1 year ago
Lukasz Gesicki
Lukasz Gesicki donated $50

Wishing a speedy recovery.

1 year ago
Desert Touchton
Desert Touchton donated $10

Prayers ❤️

1 year ago
Justin Sweat
Justin Sweat donated $20
1 year ago
John Creamer
John Creamer donated $250

Well wishes from Motorola Solutions.

1 year ago
Joe Wilkerson
Joe Wilkerson donated $100
1 year ago
S S
S S donated $250

May God bless you and Keep you strong.

1 year ago
Anonymous
Anonymous donated $50
1 year ago
Joy Powell
Joy Powell donated $100
1 year ago
LCPD Lt. Andy Miles requesting assistance with Medical/Related expenses for daughter
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