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Huckins Family Appeal for Lyme Disease
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Ended Feb 13, 2014
In October 2011, mother of three Adelle Huckins was finally diagnosed after a long mysterious illness. The disease she has is called Lyme disease. Lyme disease is a bacterial infection carried by ticks (blood-sucking parasites) which is transmitted ...
In October 2011, mother of three Adelle Huckins was finally diagnosed after a long mysterious illness. The disease she has is called Lyme disease. Lyme disease is a bacterial infection carried by ticks (blood-sucking parasites) which is transmitted when the tick bites and feeds on a person or animal.

Ticks are found in the countryside but can also be present in town parks and gardens where wildlife visits. They usually feed on the blood of wildlife but they can also bite people, passing on any diseases they may be carrying.

Adelle (32), her husband Rob (34), and their children Joshua (10), Kaitlyn (7) and Dexter (2) all love to go camping in the Lake District and other areas of natural beauty. However, whilst they get to experience all the wonders of nature, they have also been exposed to ticks. Prior to Adelle becoming ill, they didn’t know about the simple precautions you can take against tick bites.

Lyme disease is an insidious disease which can invade every system of the body from the blood, to the heart and brain. It can cause long-term health problems if not diagnosed and treated promptly.

Not only Adelle has health problems, her husband and children do too. But despite numerous visits to doctors, a cause for their children’s multiple health problems has not yet been found, however they have managed to already get Kaitlyn tested and she has been confirmed as having Lyme Disease.

Adelle’s illness took years to diagnose and during that time her three children were born. It is possible for Lyme disease to be passed from a mother to her unborn baby and the child can suffer health problems as a result, but in order for Adelle and Rob to find out whether this is why their other children have these health problems, they need to see an expert doctor. Now they have an opportunity to see a top consultant. This consultant has years of experience in treating complex health problems in children, including Lyme disease, but the family has to raise in the region of £70,000 for them all to have the tests and any treatment they need. (They have already paid £5,000 for tests and treatment so far).

Rob and Adelle have been together for 15 years but now family life is plagued by health concerns. All they want is for Joshua, Kaitlyn and Dexter to be well and to have the quality of life they deserve.

Please give whatever you can so that the family can raise the funds for specialist medical help. This is their best chance of getting better!
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