Kentucky Equality Federation to donate funds to founder Jordan Palmer's oral reconstruction fight (oral tumors) until Friday, January 20, 2017:
Col. Jordan Bowling Palmer, CHA, CP, JD, has been active in civil rights and a public advocate for over a decade.
--> From protesting former Governor Fletcher and later Representative Fischer for saying "gays had not suffered enough", sponsoring a Soulforce Equality Ride, forcing school boards to allow Gay-Straight Alliances, rallying at Northern Kentucky University and the Hazard Pavilion, forcing policy changes, organizing Kentucky's 1st Gay Marriage License Day, assisting in restoring KADAP, to successfully pushing the 1st Federal Hate Crime convictions in U.S. History, to having Kentucky's same-sex marriage ban struck down by a Kentucky judge months before the U.S. Supreme Court ruled on the issue in Kentucky Equality Federation v Commonwealth of Kentucky (based solely on Palmer's legal theory). His accomplishments speak for themselves and his impact on Kentucky history, undeniable.
Jordan Palmer also fought Prop 8 in the state of California.
Written by Damon T. Jones, Communications Director to Secretary-General Palmer.
November 22, 2016: On Saturday two teeth fell out when I was eating. On Monday, I went to the dentist for X-Rays. I have to have oral surgery again (as I did in 2004). I have tumors again under Tooth # 18, and # 19 and definitely portions of my jaw line. They will cut them out (the teeth and sections of my left jawline) and like before, it will be sent for biopsy to see if the tumors are malignant or nonmalignant.
My thanks and love to everyone. I have been through this before, I just didn't think oral tumors would be a problem. So as my Mom and my Granny Ella Ruth Begley-Bowling taught us, prepare for the worst, but remain positive and pray for the best.
December 29, 2016 Update: The closer it gets to January 5th and the surgery to have these tumors removed, the more I just want it to be done with the biopsy results. But, no such luck, I won't get the biopsy results for another couple of days (or someone will, with all the medication I will be on I doubt I will remember my name).
January 05, 2017 Update: They stopped the blood flow to Jordan's mouth (I didn't know they could do that) and cut incisions on the side of his gums and inserted antibiotics because it is infected so they could not do everything they needed to do. They also took a biopsy of the tumors and then had to stop because no one told us we had to have money today.
The tumors are still there, but they have not got much bigger which is good. But are have to remove part of his jaw bone and replace it with cow bone so he can talk and also look about the same as he did before, but we have to have $2,400.00 (corrected from my mistake of $400.00 earlier, I forgot to put the 2 in front) when they remove the tumors Monday. Jordan is in a lot of pain.
Basically his insurance will pay for some type of obvious steel instead of cow bone because that is considered "cosmetic". - William Mason-Palmer (husband)
EVERY PENNY HELPS:
May your heart be filled with inspiration, your soul free, your journey fulfilling, and your life full of love. - Jordan Palmer