Help me beat Lyme
$2,477 raised
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51 contributors
3 Years running
Hi everyone, thanks for being interested in my story. My name is A.J. And I'm 24 years old. When I was 5 years old I was bit by a tick which was carrying Lyme Disease bug called Borellia Burgdorferi. This is an extremely dangerous and debilitating ...

Hi everyone, thanks for being interested in my story.

My name is A.J. And I'm 24 years old. When I was 5 years old I was bit by a tick which was carrying Lyme Disease bug called Borellia Burgdorferi. This is an extremely dangerous and debilitating disease that is difficult to diagnose, as it has many common symptoms such as: joint pain/arthritis, memory loss, anemia and fatigue. It can also lead to organ failure and neurological damage. This disease is generally identified by a bullseye marking around the bite. My mom saw this ring and due to lack of knowledge thought 'if it doesn't go away in a week we will go to the doctor.'

I am the youngest of 5 children who grew up in the mountains of Northern California. It was common for people to not go to the doctor for minor things like a rash. The rash did go away so no doctor visit was needed. Or so we thought... The Lyme bug is a very strong and tricky spirochete. It not only knows how to hide, but can also share it's DNA with other bugs, teaching them how to hide and protect themselves from antibiotics and our innate immune system.

When I was 19 years old, I contracted a rare flesh eating bacteria in my intestines. Because this spirochete can share its DNA, I am still enduring the effects of this disease, and continue to develop ulcers.

Shortly after, I moved to another country and began my life over there. I got a job as a waiter but had to quit as I could not carry the trays any longer due to joint pain and fatigue.

Fast forward to a few months ago. My mom heard from her sister and brother-in-law that one of their friends, who was on a stretcher due to the Lyme bug, went to a facility in Reno, Nevada called "Sierra Integrative Medical Center" (SIMC) which specializes in the treatment of Lyme Disease. She regained her health due to this treatment, and danced with her son at his wedding!

There are many other testimonies just like this one, where people have been debilitated, and brought back to a good quality of life through this treatment. This brings myself and my family great hope for my healing.

My mom checked into SIMC, put up the first $3,000 for testing and start up, and now today, I am starting the treatment with no real means of funding to afford a thing like this. Taking it one step at a time...

The cost of my treatment will be around $2-3,000 per week and lasts between 4-6 weeks. This means that at most the cost of treatment would be about $18,000 + lab fees, pharmacy, and other expenses (living quarters, food, transportation etc.)

If anyone is willing to help me and my cause, I would be greatly appreciative, and plan to continue helping others who are going through the same issues as myself. I am trying to keep a good attitude about everything even though I know I will get much worse, before getting better, but life is more than just now. I have a future and would love to live it to the fullest.

Thank you for reading, and for your help with any donations. Every penny helps!

If you would like to remain anonymous you may, if you would like more information you can send me a message on Facebook.

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