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Brooke's Last Hope For Help

$14,513 of $50,000 goal

Raised by 312 people in 5 months
Created November 17, 2018
Hello everyone,
We're doing this Gofundme on behalf of our dear friend Brooke Griffin. She urgently needs our help!
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Imagine graduating college at the top of your class. The world is right in front of you, full of possibilities, and then everything changes.
 
Imagine your whole world becoming confined to a room, in a bed, in chronic debilitating pain, day in and day out. The dizziness overwhelming, exhaustion heartbreaking; the years go by without certainty. No one should live that way. 
This has been Brooke’s reality.
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Brooke’s life shouldn’t end this way! She has fought so hard, for so long. 
 
Brooke Griffin is 30 years old and fighting for her life and survival. She has multiple chronic illnesses that have kept her bed rested and wheelchair bound. 
 
This is the most difficult thing for Brooke to share, but she doesn’t know what else to do.
She needs your help and has nowhere else to turn. This Gofundme is her last hope.

Please watch Brooke's video:
Please let me prove to you why my life is worth saving 
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After 5+ years of surviving this way, living with some family members, her living environment hit a breaking point and she had to escape to protect her life and survival. It was extremely unhealthy and unstable and she could no longer survive there. But now, she’s left without financial support or help. 
 
She’s currently staying at an extended stay hotel on almost maxed out credit (credit cards/line of credit)! She’s making her minimum payments from her line of credit! Soon she will have nowhere to live (credit maxes out).
 
Further, she’s been fighting the Disability process since 2014 and her Disability got denied Again! Even at the hearing level with an attorney. The process is brutal and they make it extremely difficult when you are “young” and your disabilities are complicated.
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Brooke has several major chronic illnesses including: a severe neurological disorder called Thalamocortical Dysrhythmia (diagnosed by her neuropsychologist & neurology team), chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS), fibromyalgia, small fiber peripheral neuropathy, endometriosis, autoimmune dysfunction, abnormal seizures etc - all diagnosed by her treating physicians. 

Please click these links here to read further about her chronic illnesses
Read about her chronic illnesses 

“Thalamocortical dysrhythmia (TCD) has been proposed as the underlying mechanism of chronic neuropathic pain and other disorders (Llinás et al.,1999, 2005; Schulman et al., 2005, 2011). TCD in chronic pain is characterized by abnormal oscillatory activity in the form of increased spectral power and a dominant peak shifted towards a lower frequency.”

Read about her chronic illnesses 
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***THIS is what Brooke needs Right now:***
She needs enough funding for the proper live-in caregiver and proper living environment (For clarification, low income housing isn’t guaranteed and outside of her time period).
 
Brooke needs a full-time caregiver to help with her most basic needs, such as cooking, shopping, laundry, cleaning, and driving her to her doctor’s appointments, etc.
 
Further, in order to survive and make progress, Brooke needs very particular living conditions: she has extreme hypersensitivities throughout her brain (proven from her QEEG Diagnostics). Very limited noise, a regulated temperature (with constant AC) and very limited light (etc.) are all necessities in Brooke’s living environment. 
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Brooke needs enough funding for at least 1 full year.
Her goal is to have the proper living environment for her chronic disorders (please watch the update video) to be given time to break the chronic pain cycle that she is in, and make physical progress.

Her goal is to be able to make enough physical progress to work from home in about 1 year, and then continue getting better from that point. 
 
(Brooke will be on state insurance to cover much of her medical costs)
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 More about Brooke and her life prior to chronic illness: 
 
Anyone who knew Brooke, remembers her like this. 

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This was Brooke when she graduated college at the top of her class in 2012. Brooke is one of the most driven, hard working, kind and compassionate people. 
 
She held a job since she was 12 years old (she had a babysitting job), and she worked multiple jobs through high school and college. Until she became chronically ill in 2013, and could no longer work or take care of herself. 
 
Multiple injuries over time, including a malpractice neck manipulation injury in 2013 and a non-fault car accident a few years prior, led Brooke’s body to point of chronic illness and bedrest. (One injury after another, can trigger the body into multi-system disorders, including autoimmune and nervous system attacks.)

Brooke has been fighting for her life ever since 2013, where her body just gave up at that point.

Throughout the past 5+ years, even through enduring such horrific pain and suffering, Brooke hasn’t given up hope. 

With all of her studies from everything she learned (living in bed) through books from phenomenal "functional medicine" doctors, she knows that she can get her life back with the proper care/help, living environment and medical support. 
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But Brooke needs enough financial support to make it through this, and she is running out of time.
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Lets help Brooke get her life back so that she can achieve her goals and help others with everything that she has learned.

There's so much that she could be doing to help others and make a positive impact in this world. 
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Without the success of this Gofundme, Brooke cannot survive this.
But with enough financial help and support, healing IS possible. Please watch Brooke's video– she explains everything in detail.
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Please help spread the word and get her story out there. 

Please donate, anything helps, even $5.
If you have already donated, thank you so much. If you are unable to donate, please help spread the word. ❤️

If we spread the word to enough people and enough people donate even a small amount, (even the amount of your morning coffee) together we can reach Brooke's funding goal.

Thank you deeply for taking the time to be here.

Photos of Brooke's life before chronic illness (2011/2012):

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Hello everyone,

Please watch my update video (It is also posted to the main "picture/video" of the Gofundme main page) https://youtu.be/4BsIpCRRQ6E

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4sb5UOeMft0

(((Please help me to reach my funding goal in the next few weeks--I am maxing out every credit card that I have in order to survive right now)))
***Please also read my recent Facebook post for further details.
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Thank you deeply to everyone who has donated so far and has helped to spread the word so far. ❤️

With your help, we have reached 1/4 of my needed funding goal.

Please visit/follow my Facebook page for past and continued updates and further explanation/details on my situation and illnesses.
https://www.facebook.com/brookehgriffin

***Thalamocortical Dysrythmia is similar to MS (Multiple Sclerosis)

***QEEG Diagnostic proof:

My QEEG Diagnostic images are included in a Facebook Album: Titled~QEEG Diagnostics:
https://www.facebook.com/brookehgriffin/media_set?set=a.10156942970806718&type=3
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*** Please help me spread the word to enough people.

I am actively contacting local and national news stations. This week, I am also going directly into my local news stations, here in Spokane, WA.
(My friend is going to drive and come with me)
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I have posted an update video today, please watch my update video (It is also posted to the main "picture/video" of the Gofundme main page) https://youtu.be/4BsIpCRRQ6E

(My sister helped me edit/add annotations to the video to better organize all the information)
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In the update video, I explain many details about my story, situation and illnesses. I also go into detail about why I am asking for the amount of funding I need, and
***a cost breakdown is included in this video.***

Here in the "time code" to the specific part of the video explaining the cost breakdown:
(Time code: 7:20)
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Please give me the chance to prove to you all what I will do with my life IF I had my health, and the amount of people I will help with everything that I’ve learned. About the brain, body, nervous system, cellular functioning, nutrition and the fundamental principles of neuroscience.

Please donate, anything helps, even $5.
If you have already donated, thank you deeply. If you are unable to donate, please help spread the word. ❤️

If we spread the word to enough people and enough people donate even a small amount, (even the amount of your morning coffee) together we can reach my funding goal.

❤️ Brooke
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Raised by 312 people in 5 months
Created November 17, 2018
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