Lyme Disease Fund Raiser for Natalie Hummel
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$3,624 Raised
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Ended Oct 2, 2014
My sister, Natalie, fainted while shopping in 2013. Her PCP referred her to a specialist...chills, knife-pain in her feet, and feeling like someone was slicing her fingers open, she was eventually diagnosed with Lyme Disease. On 9 antibiotics, ... More ...

My sister Natalie fainted at, of all places, a Bed Bath & Beyond store. She was sent to a specialist who diagnosed her with Lyme Disease. She had severe chills, knife-pains in her feet, & the feeling that her fingers were being sliced open.

On 9 antibiotics, she has accrued 10K in bills. Many Lyme specialists are not covered, and she receives 1/3 of her doctor costs via reimbursement.To add insult to injury, she also has Babesia, which infects her red blood cells.  

Natalie's core-being relates to exercise, yet she cannot move her legs or elbows well. Her shoulders are frozen. She has severe back pain. She cuts off her shirt to change into pajamas. Lyme attacked her feet and legs, causing razor-sharp pain. Her two dogs stay with others now for exercise.

She needs to pay for a house cleaner and for a weekly massage. Natalie needs an EKG & bloodwork every three weeks. She has physical therapy 3x/week and a regime of medications. Their side effects include anorexia, nausea, cognitive and visual acuity issues, and excruciating muscle pain. Sores cover her mouth. She has lost 13 pounds.

If you can help her, our family would truly appreciate it from the bottom of our hearts! Thank you so much! And, if you'd like her direct email address, or her home address, you can email me at janine.hummel@gmail.com.

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