Help Leah Beat Multiple Illnesses

$4,340 of $25k goal

Raised by 57 people in 36 months
Darci Joy Semegi  FOUNTAIN VALLEY, CA
I have been battling mysterious, disabling health problems for 20 years. I progressively got diagnosed with 6 autoimmune diseases - including Lupus and MS - along with traumatic brain injury, Lyme disease and 9 other infectious diseases after I was in a coma for a month. I have been aggressively treating out of my own pocket for 3 years resulting in bankruptcy, and still endure over 50 symptoms a day including seizures, paralysis, and severe pain requiring 24 hour care by my family.

I haven't been able to eat in 5 months and am currently on IV nutrition (TPN). My pancreas is shutting down rapidly, 70% gone, and will need a transplant within 6 months if the atrophy can't be stopped.
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Update 1
Posted by Darci Semegi
35 months ago
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An update on Leah's battle with Lyme disease:

Since that first incident at work, Leah has had a significant increase in neurological symptoms, impairing her speech, thought processes, cognitive ability, memory, and motor skills. She now has irreversible muscle twitching and spasms, nonstop pain, rendering her unable to walk most days. She has had a total of 6 seizures, and is now starting epilepsy medication which she will most likely be on the rest of her life.

She recently had a head CT repeated which showed cerebral atrophy and white matter disease, an irregular EEG (brain wave monitoring, much like an EKG) and is awaiting the results of an MRI to check for suspected lesions on her brain due to her symptoms.

Her case has gotten so severe it has been immediately accepted by the leading Lyme literate doctor with the highest success rate of treatment, who normally has a very long waiting list.

Please help support her on her journey to better health before her symptoms worsen.

With love and gratitude,
Thank you
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$4,340 of $25k goal

Raised by 57 people in 36 months
Created April 1, 2014
CL
$20
Cory Lamb
4 months ago
KE
$30
Kimberly Evans
7 months ago
MH
$50
mari haig
7 months ago
LA
$500
Lindsay Adamski
7 months ago

Keep fighting Leah!

EC
$20
Ellery Connell
8 months ago
$20
Anonymous
8 months ago
KE
$100
Kenneth Emanuel
8 months ago
EN
$100
Eric Nielsen
8 months ago

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LA
$50
Leigh Ankers
9 months ago

Get well soon x

$25
Shannon Strazzulla
9 months ago
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