Relieving the Bridges Family Financial Burden
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Raised $42,600
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If our goal is fulfilled, it will provide some much needed financial breathing room moving forward.
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The Story

Las Vegas, NV

Jim (48) and Katy (49) Bridges were happily married for 22 years and proud parents of James (18) and Jack (15). As parents, their lives revolved around their children and their well-being. The Bridges family are huge fans of Kansas Basketball. As the boys grew a love of basketball and started playing competitively, Jim and Katy enjoyed watching them play and attending as many tournaments as possible. Over the years, the Bridges have faced many health challenges, but they kept battling with optimism and dignity.

In 2005, Katy was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis (MS), a disease in which the immune system eats away at the protective covering of nerves. Despite the severity of the condition, she has been able to manage the disease over the years with medication. In 2012, Jim became ill, and tests revealed that he had a tumor on his pancreas and spleen. Following a successful surgery to remove the tumors, the Bridges received more devastating news that he had inoperable tumors on his liver.

For over five years, Jim underwent chemotherapy and radiation treatments. Initial results revealed the tumors were shrinking and remaining inactive. Throughout his diagnosis and treatment, the Bridges family had a strong support system. During hospital stays, Jim had a family member or friend checking in around the clock to make sure all of his needs were met. However, his health took a turn in July 2017 with the tumors unexpectedly doubling in size. Despite the doctor’s best efforts, his condition went downhill extremely quickly.

On August 25, Jim passed away. With Jim being the primary provider, Katy is left to provide for her and her sons along with the remaining medical expenses for Jim’s treatment. Unfortunately, her MS prevents her from being able to work full-time. Without health insurance, it will be difficult for her to afford her vital MS medication. “I have managed my disease well up to this point, but without health insurance the future is uncertain for me,” Katy said.

Katy and her family hope to raise $20,000 through RedBasket.org to help pay off Jim’s remaining hospital bills and future medical expenses for her condition. “If our goal is fulfilled, it will provide some much needed financial breathing room moving forward,” Katy said. Please consider making a tax-deductible donation and relieve the financial burden for the Bridges. Share their story today!

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