Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Benefit Sale

Benefit Garage Sale and Bake Sale
Saturday December 6th at 6:00am
1704 N. Gentry Cir. Mesa, AZ 85213
East of Gilbert Rd./ South of McKellips

Jeremy George Bowles passed away on November 3rd, 2008, after a 14-year battle with Crohn’s disease. We are hoping to help raise enough money for Sara and her 4 children to stay afloat. They have medical expenses, funeral expenses and normal day to day bills to pay.
If you have anything to donate to this sale please contact Leah Lowe 480-226-8972 or drop off any items at the Lowe Home 1704 N. Gentry Cir. Mesa, AZ 85213

When Jeremy was in High School he had a two week period of intense abdominal symptoms and discomfort. At the age of 21 he went into the hospital after a 2 month period of strait pain thinking he had appendicitis. While there they found much more. They learned that Jeremy had Crohn's disease, a chronic inflammatory disease that primarily involves the small and large intestine, but can also affect other areas of the digestive system. Crohn’s is usually found in people while in their teens or twenties. One of the most difficult potentials of Crohn’s is the element that it can create small, scattered and shallow crater-like erosions in the inner surface of the bowel. This can create scarring and stiffness that along with narrowing of the bowel, can also lead to obstruction. Now after 28 surgeries, and years of suffering through this process, Jeremy and his family are no closer to peace than when it had all began. Jeremy has had a difficult time keeping employment due to his frequent hospital stays, and this past year has been his attempt to return to the workforce when he took over as manager of Dairy Queen. This year has been what seems like one of the most challenging for the Bowles family, and Jeremy has been in and out of the hospital several times. He has been sick since summer and Sara has managed to keep things going. Unfortunately the disease, took Jeremy’s life.

1 comment:

Anthon and Jennifer Ellsworth said...

Deb, I am really so sorry. I will look around the house for stuff to donate. I'm sure Anthon will glad for a reason to get rid of stuff ;o)
I hope you guys are doing well.