My Sisters Medical Fund

$5,105 of $9,000 goal

Raised by 96 people in 14 months
Madalyn V
on behalf of Kathryne Husk
My twin sister Kat is my hero. She's my hero because she speaks her mind, and stands up for those that need a voice. She's a disability rights activist, and on top of that, a fantastic artist. However, she needs others right now to stand up for her and help.

Kat has a genetic disorder called Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome with numerous coinciding complications, including Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia (high standing heart rate/fainting/fatigue), Interstitial Cystitis (a chronic, painful bladder condition), widespread inflammatory arthritis, peripheral neuropathy, bursitis in her hips, and more.

Kat was admitted to the ER on January 21st. She was having stroke-like and seizure-like symptoms (difficulty and inability to talk, uncontrollable body shaking, fainting, extreme vertigo, dizziness, intense searing neck and base of skull pain). After numerous tests and a CT scan, they sent her home and recommended that she see a specialist.

Since her release she's been unable to leave the apartment, primarily due to her vertigo, as she can't stand for long periods and needs to lay down constantly to avoid feeling like she's going to throw up. Also, during this time, she's developed numerous rashes that are consistent with rashes associated with Lupus.

As you can see, she really needs to see a specialist and get testing. However she and her sweet husband are unable to afford a specialists care. They fall in a coverage gap in Kansas. They make just over the threshold to qualify for medicaid, and not enough to afford monthly insurance payments. So any visits to the hospital, or a specialists care, would all come out of pocket.

They could really use your help. The $9000 would cover the $5000 ER visit bill they received, and the rest would cover her seeing a specialist. I thank you from the bottom of my heart for anything you can give to give this family some relief.
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First, thank you to all who have donated. I wish I could be updating you with good news, but unfortunately today has been hard for us all. Today Kat had to call and cancel her neurologist appointment, as well as the functional medicine follow up. She had to cancel because the doctors won't see her till she can pay off the balance due, and upfront appointment fees. This is aggravating and heartbreaking. We have exhausted all our resources, and all that's left is GoFundMe. Please share, even if you have donated. Each share could get it in front of someone who could donate. And each donation, no matter how small, brings her closer to the help she needs. Thank you
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Thank you all for your continued support of my sister. This means the world to me! My heart is so full, and Kat has stated that she is a puddle of tears from the outpouring of love from you all. Please continue to share this fund with your friends and family.

Just so you know, Kat is set up as the beneficiary of this fund, so anything you donate goes directly to her. She appreciates everything, and so do I.

Love you all!
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I am so touched by the outpouring of love we have received so far. We are getting closer by the day. Thank you all for the support. I humbly ask the current supporters to please share the link to ask others for help. You are all my warriors and I love you. ❤❤❤
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$5,105 of $9,000 goal

Raised by 96 people in 14 months
Created April 24, 2017
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