#JessiNeedsOurHelp

Many in the cigar industry know of Jessi Flores, the cigar artist who worked for Drew Esates Sub-culture studios for many years. Less of us know of his life’s struggles as he keeps them private. This weekend I learned that Jessi’s 20 year old daughter, Stephanie Nicole, is in great need of medical assistance.

Stephanie will undergo a major operation, to remove 3 SMALL TUMORS and 1 LARGE TUMOR in her left kidney. The operation is being done as a precaution, because her doctor told Jessi and his family that she would not be able to endure chemo if the tumors spread into cancerous cells. It was a very difficult decision for the family to make, since this is a very high risk operation in and of itself but also because of all of Stephanie’s health problems which include:

  • Tetralogy of Fallot (TOF)  — she has 2 holes in her heart
  • Pulmonary Hypertension  — she also has a collapsed lung, she is currently using only one lung to breathe
  • Hypocalcemia  — problems in her bones due to her blood deficiency. Her bones are separating from her spinal cord and also from her wrists, elbows & knees. 
  • Nephrolithiasis (kidney stone) — [although this is a common, easily treatable condition for most people, it is not for her, it has to be treated carefully to get her healthy for her operation]

Jessi and his family have started a Go Fund Me page and humbly ask those who can afford it, to try and donate what aver they can. Every little bit will help.

UPDATE:

The original link was taken down. The reason is explained in Jessi Flores’ facebook page here.

I have embedded the new Link to the latest Go Fund Me page here:

https://www.gofundme.com/f/h2aw6-help-jessi


THIS FUNDRAISER WILL HELP WITH THE BEFORE AND AFTER CARE

  • Any special medications she needs
  • The food she needs to get her healthy for her operation, her doctor has her on a special diet
  • Medical Bed
  • Oxygen Tank 
  • Hire a nurse to take care of her after the operation
  • Move her to a 1 story home, she has limited mobility so she has to be carried up and down the stairs
  • Move her closer to where I am so I can see her more often and she can see her doctor more often

A Message From Jessi Flores

Jessi reached out on his YouTube channel with a heartfelt message about his daughters struggle.

In closing Jessi notes:

I want to get her as healthy as possible for her upcoming procedure and be able to provide her with a few basic things that would make her life easier after the fact.

THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT

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