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Help Charlie with medical expenses!

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Raised by 82 people in 1 month
For many years, I have focused all my energy on healing others through my acupuncture and sports medicine clinic. Now I need to ask for your help while I am healing.

In December, a massage therapist tried to adjust my spine, without my permission. I suffered an injury to my occipital nerve, causing severe pain in my head and neck, and leading to debilitating sciatica. I have been working through the pain, but I can no longer continue to work without seeking treatment. I have made the difficult decision to close my clinic for a month (or more, depending on the prognosis).

Being in private practice means that I have no one to cover my clinic hours. With the loss of income from the past month of already working a much-reduced schedule, the additional time off will be devastating to my family, and I need your help. Asking for help is not an easy thing for me to do, but I know that there are so many of you--clients, friends, and colleagues--who care deeply and have asked for a way to be of help. Your support will help by allowing me time to heal. Even when I do return, I will be working a reduced schedule for the forseeable future.

Please give what you can and help spread the word. I hope to come out of this crisis on stable footing, so I can get back to spreading my healing energy to others again. Your support will help cover rent on my office, the mortgage on my home, student loans, and all the additional medical expenses. Thank you for helping me get back on my feet! It means so much to me and my family.


Also, your encouraging words and support are always appreciated. Send your healing energy my way, and I promise to return it back to the world when I am well again.
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Well, we just waited four days for the referral to be received by the neurologist (after countless phone calls), only to find out the first available neurology appointment is in the second week of APRIL!!!

At least the ortho doc said everything is fine with Charlie's spine on Tuesday. Damage to greater and/or lesser ocipital nerve is the most likely diagnosis, so 14 weeks to heal. Keep sending your good healing vibes!

Charlie will be working a very limited schedule for the foreseeable future (10 - 12 hours a week at most). All your donations have helped so much, so please keep spreading the word. This support allows Charlie to take the time he needs to heal fully. Much love to you all from our family!
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Charlie is finally getting an MRI! Hopefully, we'll have some answers soon.
MRI at last
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