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Healing My Neuropathy

$905 of $4,780 goal

Raised by 15 people in 5 months
Healing My Neuropathy

I am a veteran who needs assistance financially with medical costs for an Integrative Healing Program  for my Severe Neuropathy.

https://www.gofundme.com/Healing-My-Severe-Neuropathy

The Medical Issue - I am a veteran, having served during the Vietnamese War.  During the past 7-10 years, I have experienced the slow onset of peripheral neuropathy, which is evident in my lower legs and feet; it has progressed during that time period from mild to severe.  Neuropathy is a condition of nerve damage caused by different factors.  In my case, the probable cause has been linked to gluten intolerance and possible chemical exposure since I am not diabetic.  This condition has significantly affected my feet, lower legs, and balance, though I have worked out continuously during this time period with balance exercises and daily walking.

Why am I choosing this Healing Program?

 My neuropathy, though not completely debilitating, has progressed in the last 7-10 years from mild to severe.  I believe this program gives me the best chance to regenerate feeling in my lower legs.  I want to nurture and rehabilitate my health in the most effective way that I presently see.  Rather than costly drugs or surgeries, which have proved largely ineffective, according to many conversations with elders with which I have talked, I have chosen this program.  This integrative program at St. Luke Integrative Medical Center uses vibrational stimulation, a state of the art electrical stimulation, and regimen of daily neuromatrix support capsules, in addition to encouraging healthy nutritional, anti-inflammatory diet for nerve regeneration. In just the first 2 weeks of the 12 week program, I have seen significant improvement in my leg strength, decreased numbness in my feet, and better balance.  This has been accomplished without using any costly neuropathy drugs, which only supply temporary relief and can have harmful side effects.

 The Cost of the Treatment

 The total cost of the 12 weeks of treatment in the St. Luke’s Neuropathy Healing program is $20,000.  Medicare and my supplemental insurance with Humana will cover all but $5,000 of the cost.  I have taken out a loan to hopefully cover the $220 monthly payments; unfortunately, these payments are more than I can cover now with my Social Security income, some care work income, and a very small income from my online business and CD sales.

 I am requesting your personal help in supporting my healing process.  I am asking for gifts of $25-$50 to be sent to my GoFundMe campaign.   

https://www.gofundme.com/Healing-My-Severe-Neuropathy


If you have any questions, please contact me through gofundme.
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I am grateful to friends who have supported this effort. I do hope we can create a better healthcare system in this country that is patient friendly.
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Update: November, 2017

I want to thank all the fine, generous friends who have helped me in this funding campaign. I really appreciate your help; I have at this point achieved about 20% of my goal of paying off the $4700 expense. I am hoping the Holidays will bring more gifts and support. I plan to continue to get my message out.

I have received good news on completing the 12 week integrative healing program. My condition has healed from severe to mild neuropathy, and I just have to integrate the changes that were instituted. It has been an active year for me in completing this program and working on developing sources of income to cover expenses. I have also been working on developing an online business with my music and poetry.

You can go to my blog post to see what I have done creatively: richcreativemuse.wordpress.com. I also have been doing extra care work to bring in necessary income to cover all my expenses. My client was recently hit by a surprise expense of $100 to purchase a small bottle of ear drops. Prices have become more and more outrageous, and I have recently read that the #1 cause of bankruptcy in this country is medical expenses. In Washington, they play with establishing a workable medical bill and scheme on eliminating Medicare.
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I am truly blessed and grateful for friends and family who have helped support me in this campaign to handle these high medical costs. Thank you, thank you very much.
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I want to thank everyone who has helped me so far - blessings to you. If you are aware of any other medical help services, please let me know by Facebook or email. Thank you again for your support.

The campaign is moving along. I haven’t found any real big sources for help, so I’m taking it a month at a time. Many people, I’m sure, have exorbitant medical expenses of their own I suppose, and then there is at this time the very prevalent disaster relief needed for the large number of storms.

Thank you to everyone who has supported me.
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1 month ago
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2 months ago
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3 months ago
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