Isaiah Mendoza and Nicole Cano recently posted about coming across Jason Wilkins, who some of you may have seen on 1&9, and decided to help get Jason back on his feet. But they can’t do it alone. Help Jason Stand Up is a GoFundMe campaign started to help fund surgeries for Jason’s back and ultimately help Jason find a sustainable place to live.
It is believed that Jason has Ankylosing Spondylitis, which causes spine deformities likely through genetics. The necessary surgeries for his back are expected to cost at least $300K.
Along with accepting donations to directly benefit Jason, Isaiah and Nicole have been accepting clothing donations and have reached out for any local resources regarding housing. Any amount of help is appreciated for Jason’s journey to stability and health.
Since meeting Isaiah, Jason has been able to get a photo ID and currently has a phone with social media accounts so he can update everybody from a first-person perspective. You can follow Jason’s journey on Instagram!
It’s all about love and support when it comes to the Help Jason Stand Up mission. They are hoping to reach $400K in order to support the medical procedures as well as a sustainable living situation for Jason.