Late Stage Lyme Help

 
Raised: $15,801.00
Goal: $18,000.00
 
 
 

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Porochista Khakpour

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Dear friends, A few weeks ago, after months of going to doctors and hospitals, I was diagnosed with late-stage Lyme Disease--either a relapse of a condition I believed I was treated for... more

 
 
 
 
 
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Created by Porochista Khakpour on August 15, 2012

Dear friends,
A few weeks ago, after months of going to doctors and hospitals, I was diagnosed with late-stage Lyme Disease--either a relapse of a condition I believed I was treated for in 2009 or a brand-new infection (nature-lovers never learn!) I was hospitalized in Germany for several days in March(where I had been a guest professor) and then at Cedar Sinai in May and nobody could figure out what was wrong with me.After going on all sorts of medication regimens for the wrong diagnoses, a very specialized test revealed I have Lyme (these Lyme tests alone cost $2000). I have been mostly bedridden for the last months (though been fighting this) and things are rapidly advancing--I am now I am having extreme trouble with my digestive system (can't swallow solid foods properly) on top of other problems. I'm trying to afford the type of IV antibiotic therapy that this condition now warrants and to move to a city where I can be properly treated by an LLMD (the one recommended is $280 an hour). Right now, I am most worried about my old hospital costs--the bills are pouring in and the financial depts are not being sympathetic. I have nearly $20,000 of bills from ER visits and hospitalizations and alternative therapies and we've JUST begun to understand my diagnosis, meaning the costs won't end soon. As I've been unable to take full-time work--and unable to lean on my family to fund this--I would greatly appreciate if you and yours would consider donating and letting others know too. I desperately want to make it past this and get back to the swing of things--but I currently don't know how to afford recovery.

(For more info about me: porochistakhakpour.com)

 
 
 
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I'm another young women battling Lyme and I wanted to wish you luck. Hang in there! -Crystal.

posted by Crystal Leibfred 8 months ago

You are going to be O.K.

posted by Six Lymie 20 months ago

Please, help me. I don't get any donations, but it's necessary. :( http://www. gofundme. com/12r6m4 (delete spaces)

posted by Marko Hauptman 20 months ago

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$15,801 raised by 250 people in 20 months.

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Firoozeh Kashani-Sabet

17 months ago

 
 

I wish for your full and speedy recovery. We need your voice. Best regards, Firoozeh

 

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Clay McLeod Chapman

17 months ago

 
 

Thinking of you, P. Hope you're doing well. Missing you relentlessly.

 

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Ceridwen Dovey

18 months ago

 
 

Porochista, I'm thinking of you and hoping that you start to recover very soon. Sending lots of love x

 

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Brooke Lovell

18 months ago

 
 

Wishing you all the best! What a terrible and insidious disease it is. XO Brooke

 

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Nafis Shafizadeh

18 months ago

 
 

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Abeer

18 months ago

 
 

a token, but sent with all kinds of wishes for strength and healing.

 

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