Help Chris with Urgently Needed Lyme Treatment!
$2,290 raised
46% of $5k goal
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Chris has been suffering from Lyme disease and 3 other tick-borne infections, including babesia which is similar to malaria, for the last 17 years. She was able to fight through it and function and work at her job as an art director until Nov. 2009. ...
Chris has been suffering from Lyme disease and 3 other tick-borne infections, including babesia which is similar to malaria, for the last 17 years. She was able to fight through it and function and work at her job as an art director until Nov. 2009. Since then she has had to leave her job and has been 80% bedridden due to her debilitating symptoms, which have ranged from neurological to joint pain. Treating Lyme and co-infections is very expensive and generally not covered by insurance b/c insurance companies don't want to cover chronic Lyme.

In the past month things have gotten significantly worse for Chris. Her heart is now involved. Heart complications are the #2 killer of chronic Lyme Disease sufferers. After a brief period of relief this past summer, due largely to finding a knowledgeable doctor willing to try aggressive new treatments, her symptoms have once again taken a rapid decline and her doctor wants her to try a more aggressive approach with IV therapy. He is hopeful that this will get her infection load down and give her body a chance to fight and her heart a chance to mend itself.
For more information on how Lyme infection can cause heart complications, please visit http://www.livestrong.com/article/185110-heart-complications-of-lyme-disease/

Will you please consider making a donation towards Chris's treatment? She will need a surgical procedure to have a picc line inserted, the Intravenous antibiotics, surgical supplies, bandage changes and weekly blood work. Her doctor will work with her to help her get some of this covered by insurance, but most of it will not be covered.

Chris is such a fighter; she is strong, witty, optimistic and humorous, making her all the more an inspiration. She has extended her support and generosity to so many people, and frequently contributes to the Lyme community- both through sharing her support and spreading awareness. This would be a great opportunity to return these gestures of compassion to our dear friend Chris. Thank you! <3
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