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Roger Gothorp
12-16-2009, 09:20 AM
I haven't seen a post here about the following and I realize that links to other forums is a no-no, but I feel strongly about exceptions to any rule so I'm exercising that opinion now.

http://www.thegrimescene.com/forums/club-house/18380-thank-you-everyone-please-read-landon-aljaz.html


THIS is what being a strong national body is about - supporting this fellow washer - helping in any way possible be it by a financial donation or going to help him complete jobs in order to stay alive. This man's family - his new son's life - is teetering. Member or not - supporter or not, this is where we separate those who want to help and truly care from those who just posture and puff.

Prayers, donations or assistance - this is what he needs. Please help make their lives and Christmas a little better.

Celeste

Jeff LeCours
12-16-2009, 09:50 AM
Hey Celeste I can't read the origanal thread and can't see the pics I am not logged in at PWI or TGS

Is this Johns new born I assume, how old is the baby

I will get out a donation tonight

If anyone is in his area, maybe do a job or two for him

I would be going crazy if this was one of my children

God Bless

Keep this thread going, maybe one less present to a family member and send it to Johns family

Roger Gothorp
12-16-2009, 09:52 AM
I copy and paste the wording.....there are photos with it though which is why I did the link.

Here's all of the details from his posts:

6.7oz 1 day old, Please pray for my little guy
Yesterday night my wife went into labor 1 month early, They had to do an emergency C- section, When the baby arrived, he took about 15 min, to wake up and cry.

Soon after they noticed his breathing was very strained, they put him on an oxygen tank but that did not improve his vitals, soon after about 3 hours after deliver he crashed, and they did an emergency intubation, the nurse used a hand pump to keep him alive for 20 minuets untill lifeflight came with a specialiast from texas childrens, They soon removed the hand pump, and now he is on life support, at texas childrens. They are saying he may be 6.07oz but his lungs are that of a 3 pounder.

My wife has only seen him for 1 min right after delivery, and he his now not even in the same hospital as us, If he does recover he will be in the NICU for over a month.

Please pray for my family and my little guy, he is a fighter.

Landon John Henry Al-jazrawi

Roger Gothorp
12-16-2009, 09:53 AM
Thank You EVERYONE! Please Read! Landon Aljaz To my Pressure Washing Family,

This past week has been one of the hardest weeks we have ever experienced, With my wife still recovering from the C-section, and me running back, and forth to take care of the little one we already have, and visiting Landon, I am utterly, incomprehensively, exhausted.

Being strong for my wife, and family throughout this whole ordeal has been the most difficult task I have ever had to accomplish. I showed her all the sincere, and kind words that my second family here at PWI has expressed, and she was very moved.

I unfortunately am shutting down work, for the next few months to be there for my family. Some of you know that during the holiday season, I hang Christmas lights, and have a very large customer base. This year however I am not going to be doing that.

I have subbed out some work, and made a little money, but I know with the long term effects baby Landon is going have, I am going to need to be home more.

I am incredibly embarrassed in asking this, But I have no other options as of this moment, My local church is taking some donations. and Unfortunately I am going to have to ask my family here at PWI for some as well.

The baby was taken off life support yesterday morning, and we took plenty of pictures, and were able to hold him for the first time, Unfortunately his vitals took a turn for the worst last night, and he was re intubated.

He has been Diagnosed, with RDS ( Respitory Distress Syndrome) as well as heart condition called Pulmonary Hypertension Ventrical Disorder. Meaning his heart is not pumping enough blood to the lungs, to transfer the oxygen. He has had 2 blood transfusions thus far.

They will be performing a heart surgery tomorrow to open the vertical leading to his lungs.

The doctors have said that this surgery should help him breath on his own better, and that the recovery should be quicker. Unfortunately he will be in the NICU for at least another month or more it all depends on him.

I am mentally tired, depressed, and to weak to push my self to fulfill and jobs that I had scheduled for the month.

So I am unfortunately asking, for help.

Anything at all will help, I just Need a push. As a business owner, I was not prepared for this downfall, and the cushion we had is slowly deteriorating.


My address is:

Mr & Mrs John Al-jazrawi
159 Camellia St
Sugar Land, TX 77478

I will be eternally grateful to any donations made to me, and my family.


As Pat mentioned in the last thread, the baby was on a paralytic, and managed to squeeze my wife’s hand. That was an amazing gift from god

Here are some pictures, God bless all of you for all your support. And thank you for your continued prayers.

Again, this is very embarrassing, for me I feel like I have failed as a father and Husband

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The last Picture and when he was Literally paralized and still was sqeezing my wifes pinkie.

Roger Gothorp
12-16-2009, 09:54 AM
Oh wow look - the pics came too :)

Well there you have it - we should do everything possible to help this family and colleague.

Merry Christmas folks :)

Doug Tripp
12-16-2009, 10:14 AM
As a suggestion...

One of the other org's that I belong to has set up a system for this type of situation. Every year when dues are due, they post the balance of the fund. Then members add whatever $$ they want to their dues payment and the extra is added to the fund.

Ken Fenner
12-16-2009, 10:17 AM
No one should have to go through this with their child. God gives us all only what he believes we can handle. Sometimes tat seems to get pushed to the limit. Massive prayers going out for John and and his family.

Jeff LeCours
12-16-2009, 11:18 AM
God I hope the baby survives, such a cute little guy. Thanks for the pictures Celeste of the little angel.

PressureWashE
12-16-2009, 01:00 PM
Celeste, Thank you for posting my threads here, I did not want to spam my problems on others.

But as stated above things, are very very critical right now.

Sorry for such a short post, but all thoughts, prayers, donations, kind words is all I ask.

Landon will be in surgery in a few hours. This is an incredibly risky surgery, and a last resort that we have come down to.

I do have a few companies here in houston taking some of the jobs, but soon the Percent that Im getting is not going to cut it.

Thank you all for so many kind words, My hearts go out to all of you.

In that last picture, the baby was on a paralytic drug and was medicaly paralized and under anastesia to keep him asleep, and some how he grabbed my wifes finger, and held on for almost 20 minuets. that was truly a miracle that no doctor or nurse can yet explain

We did get to hold him for a few hours, then he crashed and was swept away to be intubated again.

Thank you all.

Roger Gothorp
12-16-2009, 01:59 PM
John, as a mother, I cannot fathom the agony that your wife must be experiencing not being able to be close to either of her children right now. I will tell you that the PWNC has already begun a support drive for your family and while we can't help take some of your work load, we are certainly going to try to provide some relief in one way or another.

Give it to God - your time is not to be spent worrying, it's meant to be spent with your wife, son and other baby holding them all dear and being thankful for that. You are in our prayers.

Celeste

Eric Flynn
12-16-2009, 07:33 PM
John,

What a beautiful little guy.
I cannot imagine what you and your wife are going through right now.
We are right around the corner from you so if you need us to help with jobs, just give us a holler. We wont accept or expect payment from you.

Our prayers are with your family during this difficult time.

~Jen and Eric

Roger Gothorp
12-16-2009, 08:41 PM
John,

What a beautiful little guy.
I cannot imagine what you and your wife are going through right now.
We are right around the corner from you so if you need us to help with jobs, just give us a holler. We wont accept or expect payment from you.

Our prayers are with your family during this difficult time.

~Jen and Eric


THAT is what I was looking for.....support from fellow contractors and parents. Jen & Eric are the bomb :)

Carlos Gonzales
12-16-2009, 09:00 PM
I can't imagine what John is going through. I think I read that the baby went into surgery today...anybody have an update on this?

Michael Kreisle
12-16-2009, 09:22 PM
I have set up a page to make donations if it is easier to use a credit card or paypal. I will make sure all funds are forwarded to John and Family.

http://www.pressurewashchat.com/donate2john.html

Carlos Gonzales
12-16-2009, 09:35 PM
I have set up a page to make donations if it is easier to use a credit card or paypal. I will make sure all funds are forwarded to John and Family.

http://www.pressurewashchat.com/donate2john.html

Nice...good stuff. I will do an email blast tomorrow to about 1000+ contractors!!!! :clap:

Mathew Johnson
12-16-2009, 10:02 PM
I have set up a page to make donations if it is easier to use a credit card or paypal. I will make sure all funds are forwarded to John and Family.

http://www.pressurewashchat.com/donate2john.html

Mike,

I just sent over some cash.. Just check and see if it went through.

Thanks,

Matt

Michael Kreisle
12-17-2009, 07:08 AM
Mike,

I just sent over some cash.. Just check and see if it went through.

Thanks,

Matt

It went through. Thanks.

Michael Kreisle
12-17-2009, 09:16 AM
Way to go guys... $340 collected in just a few short hours.

Guy Blackmon
12-17-2009, 10:28 AM
Donation Sent!!!

Come On Guys, This Is A Cause Worth Cheer leading About!!!!!:clap:

He's A Brother!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Carlos Gonzales
12-17-2009, 10:34 AM
I agree Guy...I am sending an email blast out to over 1000 industry reps. :clap::clap::clap:

Carlos Gonzales
12-17-2009, 11:27 AM
The UAMCC just sent an email to all BBS users. Can someone confirm that they received the email. At the end of the email blast a error message came up. Not sure if it went out.

Can a few of you confirm that you received the email from the UAMCC BBS? Thanks.

We (Michael K) have posted this also on UAMCC FaceBook (+1,000 Fans) asking for people to donate. UAMCC FaceBook (http://www.facebook.com/pages/United-Association-of-Mobile-Contract-Cleaners-UAMCC/95978538957)

I don't know what post # this is but thank you Celeste for making us aware of this situation with John! We appreciate it!!

Michael Tessaro
12-17-2009, 11:46 AM
God Bless John, his wife and new baby. Its hard to see little ones suffer. Praise God for Doctors and modern medical techniques. This little guy now has a fighting chance. Prayers and donation sent.

Jeff LeCours
12-17-2009, 11:52 AM
the uamcc just sent an email to all bbs users. Can someone confirm that they received the email. At the end of the email blast a error message came up. Not sure if it went out.

Can a few of you confirm that you received the email from the uamcc bbs? Thanks.

We (michael k) have posted this also on uamcc facebook (+1,000 fans) asking for people to donate. uamcc facebook (http://www.facebook.com/pages/united-association-of-mobile-contract-cleaners-uamcc/95978538957)

i don't know what post # this is but thank you celeste for making us aware of this situation with john! We appreciate it!!

i got it .............

Doug Tripp
12-17-2009, 12:21 PM
Received here

Carlos Gonzales
12-17-2009, 12:25 PM
Received here

Thanks Doug!

The Cleaning Doctor
12-17-2009, 01:35 PM
I got it.

Hang in there John.... Help is abound.

PressureWashE
12-17-2009, 01:36 PM
Guys, Thank you so much for your help in this unfortunate situation of mine last night me and my wife sat next him, in the nicu until 4:am I was telling him, all about you all, and the amount of prayers he is receiving.

I know none of you had to help in anyway, but you did and that is amazing, my wife, myself, and my family is so so grateful that you are.

In a few hours they are going to attempted to remove the Breathing machine, to determine how successful the surgery was. hopefully his road to reovery can begin today


I will try to keep everyone updated when I can, Or call someone to do it for me.

Again everyone thank you, Thank you.

This difficult, emotional, and tiresome. process has been a bit easier with the support of my pressure cleaning Family.


Kiss your Kids, Hug your Wife, and God bless you guys.

John & Family

Michael Kreisle
12-17-2009, 05:11 PM
We collected $570 guys! I have sent what we have collected so far to Johns Paypal so that he has it ready.

UAMCC and PWNC rock!

Carlos Gonzales
12-17-2009, 06:35 PM
We collected $570 guys! I have sent what we have collected so far to Johns Paypal so that he has it ready.

UAMCC and PWNC rock!

Outstanding!! :clap:

PressureWashE
12-17-2009, 09:05 PM
I brought my laptop with me to the hospital this evening, and We are about to go in, and watch them extabate him, Wish Landon Luck.


Im so nervous right now, hopefully, the surgery did what was supposed to do. and he will breathe, without his sats falling.

My little man is so black and blue, but he has some serious fight.


We are about to go in, just wanted to say thank you again for the support, you all are god sent.


John

PressureWashE
12-18-2009, 05:24 AM
From the doctors that deliver, To the nurses that take care.

To the transport team that’s waiting when urgency rings the bell.

From specialists, to surgeons. And the neonatal team, it takes a special group of people to make things work the way they should be.

As a result a new life is born, healthy and stable a new future can now take its course.

Without the work of these very special people, Our future would diminish and life would have no means. Thank you to those who stood by my side, with out you I’d never experience life.


Landon John Henry Al-Jazrawi

12-6-2009 - Present




As you can see from the short poem I wrote, The surgery was a success and he is now on the green road to recovery, It still is going to take a while, but at least now I know In a few months time, I will be changing poop, and getting urinated on. I never thought I'd think that would be a good thing, but its life in your arms, when you almost lost it.


He is still intubated, Because his vitals could not handle such rapid breathing, but the really cool thing is, it is a regulated ventilator, it breathes good breath every 5 seconds, and he breathes the ones in between, essentially giving him time to strengthen and breath completely on his own.

It is still going to be some time, but now I know Im not going to lose him.

the doctors said that the more he knows we are there, and the more he feels our touch, recovery is always certainly much quicker. So from now till the day he is discharged I will be holding his little hand, and telling him all about the family business, and the great second family that help support him into this world.

Just wanted to update you all, its almost 4:00am here, and I am so emotional with joy. The donations have been amazing so far, and I know more is coming, You all are the most amazing group of people I have ever met

God Bless all of you

Kiss your Kids, Hug your Wife, and Cherish your life!!


John



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The Cleaning Doctor
12-18-2009, 10:01 AM
Congrats man. Soon you will be getting him one of these (http://www.sears.com/shc/s/p_10153_12605_05214678000P?keyword=My+First+Crafts man)

We will keep you and your family in our prayers.

PressureWashE
12-19-2009, 08:40 PM
At hospital on iPhone Landon is still breathing steady fast but steady, god bless y'all, really god bless y'all, just wanted to give a quick update

John

Ken Fenner
12-19-2009, 08:58 PM
Merry Christmas, John!

The Cleaning Doctor
12-19-2009, 09:21 PM
Congrats John and Merry Christmas.

Some of you don't know but John has other children. I am not sure of the ages but I believe one is a toddler and the other is 6.

Because of the support everyone has given he was able to suprise his 6 year old at school by showing up for the Christmas party. When I talked to him, he sounded like a ton of weight had been lifted from his shoulders.

Thanks all that have helped.

Roger Gothorp
12-20-2009, 03:19 PM
Here they are - this has to be as hard on them as John & his wife - Pray for these children as well!
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The Cleaning Doctor
12-20-2009, 05:22 PM
Thanks Roger and Celeste.....

I have not personally met John yet but he has helped me out of the kindness that is within him. I thought his son was 6 but he is actually 9 and was very suprised when they showed up at his school. The little one is 2 1/2 and doesn't understand why she can't go with them when they go to the hospital. Family is helping with the kids but they are in our prayers also.

I talked to John this morning and Landon is getting closer to breathing on his own. It may be as soon as a few weeks before he can go home maybe longer. It is all going to depend on his breathing. The fight that is in a young life to survive is amazing and will only make this family stronger.

Oh and Happy Birthday John..... He has one this week.

PressureWashE
12-21-2009, 12:06 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=34cd1ttnr08


Look at him moving!!

Tomdurbin
12-22-2009, 07:15 AM
I probably missed the address for John. Can someone send it to me privately or post if John doesn't mind. I would like to send a check.

Michael Kreisle
12-22-2009, 11:41 AM
I probably missed the address for John. Can someone send it to me privately or post if John doesn't mind. I would like to send a check.

Mr & Mrs John Al-jazrawi
159 Camellia St
Sugar Land, TX 77478

I have taken down the donation page I had due to backroom whispering that I am somehow making money off of Johns situation.

Welcome to the Pressure Washing Industry!

Jeff LeCours
12-22-2009, 11:49 AM
Mr & Mrs John Al-jazrawi
159 Camellia St
Sugar Land, TX 77478

I have taken down the donation page I had due to backroom whispering that I am somehow making money off of Johns situation.

Welcome to the Pressure Washing Industry!

Fools and their back room whispering & rumors, there's some really sad pieces of cr*p out there. Small people that do little but try to tear others apart. When is everyone going to say enough is enough

Mike great for what you did for John & his family. Thank you

I have forgot to send my $$ I will do it tonight, thanks for the address

Gene Fivel
12-22-2009, 12:20 PM
And The Drama Queens Never Quit ............:yes:

Carlos Gonzales
12-22-2009, 02:12 PM
And The Drama Queens Never Quit ............:yes:

That pretty much sums it up Gene...DRAMA and BS.

Roger Gothorp
12-22-2009, 02:25 PM
And yet it perpetuates in THIS thread. Why not just go back and start the editing process in the middle of Mike's thread.

WTF people :(

Jeff LeCours
12-22-2009, 03:17 PM
And yet it perpetuates in THIS thread. Why not just go back and start the editing process in the middle of Mike's thread.

WTF people :(

Celeste WTF is right. Its a crying shame the BS Mike has got and he was just trying to make it easier for those who wanted to donate. The attackers are the ones that perpetuate this, not a couple posts supporting Mike and his good deed. I'm sorry but

I'm done, I got to write a check for John and his beautiful baby. Any word from John recently?

Roger Gothorp
12-22-2009, 03:25 PM
When is everyone going to say enough is enough



It's what I am trying to say. Let the stupid whispering stay where it is - NOT HERE in this thread :(

PressureWashE
12-22-2009, 06:20 PM
Hi Guys,


I PMed Michael, it Is sad to hear about the backroom chatter, I cant thank the Uamcc and Michael enough for getting that page and mass email out.

but in life with every good deed, there will always be someone to criticize.

Also Celeste and Rodger have been a huge help so far.

and Pat for updating the forums, for me, Ive been lurking on my phone but its difficult to post, so thank you Pat.

as well as everyone who has prayed for my little guy and my family.

Landon, today is doing really well, he is still intubated on the regulated ventilator but tomorrow they are taking him off ventilators completely because his breaths are just about as deep as the regulated breaths the machine is giving him.

So once they do that, all he will be on is IV's and oxygen in his nose, but he will be doing all the work. If all goes well, then a few days later they will start to feed him formula through the nose, straight into his stomach to see how well his body will accept actual fluids in his stomach. Right now there is a pump that is sucking everything out. But so far so good, if he keeps this progress up we should have him home about new years.

Thank you everyone for the continues prayers and donations, You all have truly made a very difficult time, a little easier.

Thank you, Thank you, Thank You.

Its my Birthday tomorrow, and seeing him breathing without the ventilator will be the best possible gift.

God bless yall.

John

Carlos Gonzales
12-22-2009, 06:25 PM
Hi Guys,


I PMed Michael, it Is sad to hear about the backroom chatter, I cant thank the Uamcc and Michael enough for getting that page and mass email out.

but in life with every good deed, there will always be someone to criticize.

Also Celeste and Rodger have been a huge help so far.

and Pat for updating the forums, for me, Ive been lurking on my phone but its difficult to post, so thank you Pat.

as well as everyone who has prayed for my little guy and my family.

Landon, today is doing really well, he is still intubated on the regulated ventilator but tomorrow they are taking him off ventilators completely because his breaths are just about as deep as the regulated breaths the machine is giving him.

So once they do that, all he will be on is IV's and oxygen in his nose, but he will be doing all the work. If all goes well, then a few days later they will start to feed him formula through the nose, straight into his stomach to see how well his body will accept actual fluids in his stomach. Right now there is a pump that is sucking everything out. But so far so good, if he keeps this progress up we should have him home about new years.

Thank you everyone for the continues prayers and donations, You all have truly made a very difficult time, a little easier.

Thank you, Thank you, Thank You.

Its my Birthday tomorrow, and seeing him breathing without the ventilator will be the best possible gift.

God bless yall.

John

John..what matters the most is that you have your family and your son is on the road to recovery. God speed and hang in there. If there is anything else that we as an industry can do...don't hesitate to ask.

Merry Christmas to you and your family!!!

PressureWashE
12-25-2009, 08:24 AM
Merry Christmas Everyone!!!

No Breathing Machines!!!


This was take last Night, Still on oxygen through the nose but got a picture with him, in hid Santa hat, before they strapped it on.


Thank you Everyone, for your prayers, and help. I hope you all enjoy your Christmas.



John And Family

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PressureWashE
12-25-2009, 08:28 AM
And For Laughs

http://elfyourself.jibjab.com/view/KPzxkmVj0jYiWtc1

Roger Gothorp
12-25-2009, 01:55 PM
Go Landon!!! Great news John :)

Merry Christmas EVERYBODY....and God Bless us every one.

Ron Musgraves
05-09-2013, 11:40 PM
We raised a bunch, what happened ?