carly's lyme treatment fund

$1,245 of $1 goal

Raised by 33 people in 33 months
Carly Funchkin Buswell   MILTON, VT


I am a 24 year old Vermonter suffering from late stage 3 Neuro Lyme Disease. I was bitten June 2012 and was misdiagnosed 7 times. In January 2013 I was diagnosed with 3 different positive tests through labs IGX and Quest. I have tried months of antibiotics and homeopathic treatments with little to no improvement. My symptoms have become debilitating. daily I suffer with: joint pain, joint swelling, body aches, short term memory loss, slurred speech, joint stiffness, mood swings, depression, disturbed sleep, dizziness, poor balance, difficulty with speech, fatigue, difficulty walking, difficulty with thinking, headache, blurred vision, muscle pain and cramps, numbness and tingling. It's hard to live my life as a young adult and run my pet grooming business as I am in such chronic pain each day. We are hoping to raise money to pay for my treatments which are almost always out of pocket, transportation and lodging. Most insurance companies will not cover any sort of treatment for Lyme Disease and we are forced to pay out of pocket.


There are many other co infections transmitted by ticks, deer flies, Mosquitos, horse flies and black biting flies.  I am now being treated at The Stram Center in Bennington Vermont by DR. Kory DiRoma. They specialize in Lyme disease and integrative medicine. 

I currently have been diagnosed with Lyme disease, Babesia, Tularemia, Ehrlichia, Myco plasma, MTHFR, Candida and Epstein- Barr



Everyday I struggle with daily tasks, getting out of bed, getting into the shower, getting dressed, putting shoes on, getting in and out of vehicles, walking, standing for more than 5 minutes. 

I am lucky to have a certified medical assist mobility dog (Banx) to help me with my balance. He goes to work with me when I am able to do so.  I am currently taking 47 pills a day, along with herbal tinctures and powders. Dr.DiRoma will be scheduling me to start weekly IV treatments. 

My my family and I are raising as much money to pay for my treatments, medications and appointments that our insurance MVP will not cover.


Thank you in advance



http://healthvermont.gov/prevent/zoonotic/tickborne/ticks.aspx


http://healthvermont.gov/prevent/lyme/documents/ticks_are_out_booklet.pdf
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Update 8
16 months ago
Meds and more meds
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Update 7
18 months ago
Swelling in my leg is finally starting to subside
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Update 6
18 months ago
Large very painful fluid mass on the inside of right knee
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Update 5
18 months ago
Severe swelling of my knees
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Richard Davidson
32 months ago

http://www.robinschaga.com/bio geesum!!!

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Richard Davidson
32 months ago

http://robinschaga.com/bio works better without the .html

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Richard Davidson
32 months ago

Hi Carly, I read about you and Julie in the Milton Independent, and I wonder if you have explored Chaga mushroom products as a treatment. A local Chaga vendor claims he was healed of Lyme by Chaga (visit http://www.robinschaga.com/bio.html ). There is also a great book about Chaga's many healing properties called Chaga King of the Medicinal Mushrooms by David Wolfe (available at Amazon). Or google Chaga mushroom to learn about it's myriad benefits! Chaga grows on live Birch trees all around us here in VT, and I collect my own and make tea which I believe has controlled my skin cancer, as well as colds and who knows what else! Feel free to e-mail me at richdavidson1@netzero.com or the above mentioned Chaga vendor Robin Hanbridge at telycarve@msn.com. Blessings, Rich Davidson

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$1,245 of $1 goal

Raised by 33 people in 33 months
Created November 13, 2013
Carly Funchkin Buswell     Medical   MILTON, VT
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$50
David Fields
4 months ago

I dont know ya but brads my friend and he says your a good person , Good luck I hope you get better !

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SN
$150
Sean Nuzzo
15 months ago

Thank you so much for all of the help you've given me and Kerry. I hope this helps a bit.

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IV
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Illari and Heidi Vihinen
16 months ago
CP
$20
Christine Porter
18 months ago

Hope you get some good results soon Carly!

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MQ
$50
Marisa Quinlan
19 months ago
DD
$50
Diana Dutkiewicz
19 months ago

wish I could do more

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by the C photography
19 months ago
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Richard and Melissa Goss
24 months ago

Sorry we missed the event last Sunday but wanted to help. Our thoughts are with you often :)

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$50
Anonymous
28 months ago
$20
Anonymous
30 months ago
Richard Davidson
32 months ago

http://www.robinschaga.com/bio geesum!!!

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Richard Davidson
32 months ago

http://robinschaga.com/bio works better without the .html

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Richard Davidson
32 months ago

Hi Carly, I read about you and Julie in the Milton Independent, and I wonder if you have explored Chaga mushroom products as a treatment. A local Chaga vendor claims he was healed of Lyme by Chaga (visit http://www.robinschaga.com/bio.html ). There is also a great book about Chaga's many healing properties called Chaga King of the Medicinal Mushrooms by David Wolfe (available at Amazon). Or google Chaga mushroom to learn about it's myriad benefits! Chaga grows on live Birch trees all around us here in VT, and I collect my own and make tea which I believe has controlled my skin cancer, as well as colds and who knows what else! Feel free to e-mail me at richdavidson1@netzero.com or the above mentioned Chaga vendor Robin Hanbridge at telycarve@msn.com. Blessings, Rich Davidson

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