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Stinkrat Medical Fundage

$4,545 of $11,000 goal

Raised by 124 people in 7 months
Created December 8, 2018
A word from Alex aka Stinky: Hi all! Thank you so much for visiting my page! I am a traumatic brain injury (TBI) survivor. I deal with a host of different symptoms including constant debilitating migraine pain, light and sound sensitivity, nausea, balance issues anxiety, depression, confusion, and more. I use assistive devices like a walker or a wheel chair.

Before my injury, I was wildly active. I was in my last semester of college and looking into PhD programs in Philosophy. I debated, ran multiple clubs, and worked. I had set myself up to graduate a semester early and work for a few extra months before starting grad school.

Unfortunately, the injury knocked everything off course for me. While I did end up finishing my undergraduate degree much later than intended, I have been unable to consider my dream of graduate school. I suffered a second brain injury that left me in the hospital for weeks. I am currently unable to work, drive, or do basic self care. After years of trying different treatments, I finally found something that touches my pain and gives me a significantly higher quality of life.

The problem is affording them.

The Treatments: The treatments I need are intense infusions of ketamine and propofol. They can only be done in the doctor’s office because they are anesthetic medications delivered intravenously that help people with severe chronic pain. Not many doctors do these treatments yet because they are intended for worst case scenario patients. Insurance rarely covers it.

In my case, I have to travel 7 hours to a doctor who does the treatments. I have to receive 3 to 4 infusions over a course of about two weeks, so the medical and travel bills add up incredibly quick. In addition, these treatments are necessary every 3 to 4 months. As you can imagine, this will quickly leave me drowning in medical debt.

I am so grateful that my amazing online community has come together and created this page so that I have a shot at being able to afford these treatments that will allow me to pay it forward to them and spend more time with them<3<3<3
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Hey everyone!
More games coming up to Help Alex out!
4 games of Call of Cthulu 4/29 and 4/30 and I'll be doing weekly streams to raise funds as well!
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A quick update: Stinky has now been diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis as well as traumatic brain injury. This is a lifelong illness where the body attacks itself. She will need separate infusions for this every 6 months as well as other costly therapies.


Her first major MS attack started with sudden double vision that required special, expensive prism glasses to correct. Her entire body tingled so much and her muscles spasmed so intensely she couldn't be touched. She lost function in her hands, leaving her unable to use eating utensils or pull her own hair back. Her balance, gait, and other basic functions were affected as well.
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With the love and support from the friends, family, and community there has been a little over $3,000 raised for Alex!! Thank you so much for all your time and energy retweeting the fundraiser and spreading awareness about Alex's fundraiser.

Right now, Fierce Ferrets has created an all day streaming event for the fundraiser to help us reach that $8,000 goal! Check out twitch.tv/fierceferrets so you don't miss out on all the fun.
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We have raised $2,750 so far for Alex!! All donations made will help Alex fund her medical treatments needed for severe chronic pain associated with her traumatic brain injury. If you would like to make a donation or find out more about Alex, click on the link! <3

We are overwhelmed with the amount of kindness, generosity, and support for Alex. We cannot thank you enough! @ThreadRaiders are teaming up with online streamers from all over the world, with the help of some amazing companies such as @WelcomePartyRPG and @SoulBearRPG this weekend to help raise money for Alex. If you'd like to join in on all the gaming fun, we will be over at twitch.tv/welcomepartyrpg today! You can also watch videos from yesterdays fundraiser on twitch.tv/threadraiders .
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$4,545 of $11,000 goal

Raised by 124 people in 7 months
Created December 8, 2018
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