I realize that it's a rare breed of human beings who are selfless. Many young adults & children who are struggling with chronic Lyme do not have the parents I do backing them up. They can't afford treatment, maybe their parents refuse to take them to a specialist because of cost issues etc. I personally have spoke with many other sufferers who told me they can't find someone to treat them & have run out of money, or no one believes how sick they are & they can't get their treatment funded. It breaks my heart to see that, and how it must affect their holidays.
With this in mind, I felt its only right to thank God for all he has given me and find a way to give something to those who have nothing at all.
I am VERY pleased to announce that I will be hosting a booth during the annual Louisville holiday festival "Bardstown Road Aglow." For starters, I want to educate as many people as possible about Lyme. Bringing awareness is a huge deal, as many people ask me what Lyme disease even is. I am also collecting donations for two causes. The first is for Lyme disease research, because it is completely underfunded. The disease has a long way to go before it is fully understood, and it's much like Cancer in that we have a lot of unanswered questions. Secondly, these funds will go to helping the people who need it the most with treatment cost, doctors visits etc. Insurance is almost useless with this disease, and to fight it is extremely expensive. An average cost of $100,000-300,000 is what it adds up to be for a chronic Lyme sufferer from start to finish. The amount of care, medicine, hospital visits, etc all adds up very quickly.
My hope is I can get a lot of support from the community & my friends for this cause. I'm extremely passionate about this, as it has completely taken over my life and well being. I know how it feels & if there was simply more research done, or more knowledge, a lot of people would be in a different boat.
The link below is my page, so kindly sponsored by Tired Of Lyme. Please visit it and read about the cause. If you can make it to the event I would love to see everyone, but if you cant & would like to still donate there is an area at the bottom to do so securely with PayPal. NO amount is too small, every little bit will help the cause.