Help Linda Beat Lyme and Cancer
Linda needs immediate treatment by specialists to prevent her health from deteriorating further and to help her stay alive. We need help for Linda’s medical bills that are not covered by insurance.
We are so grateful for your prayers for Linda’s full recovery, blessings for our children and Linda and me, and for any support that you can give us.
Thank you, and may you be blessed with peace and good health.
Linda is scheduled to begin treatment at the Stram Center in Delmar, New York on Monday, September 19 with Dr. Puc. The Maniscalcos have enough money for a month of treatment, but they will need approximately $6,000 per month to pay for medical costs plus additional living costs. It is hard to know exactly how many months of treatment Linda will need to get better at this point because the doctor cannot predict how Linda's body will respond. Almost all of this Chronic Lyme treatment is not covered by Linda’s Medicare Disability insurance. This lack of insurance coverage is a big issue for thousands of people who are experiencing symptoms of Chronic Lyme Disease.
As Linda will have to have IV treatments on most days of the week, the family has to relocate to upstate New York for at least a couple of months - and it could be many more. Their oldest daughter will attend a local high school there, and their younger daughter will try to keep up with her school work with the help of her parents. A Ronald McDonald House near the Stram Center is able to take them in at no charge until a child with cancer needs the room; then, they will have to move to a small apartment nearby and pay rent.
It is stressful for them that they still do not have enough money to pay for the months of treatment that Linda needs and the attendant costs of living away from home. Friends are thinking of creative ways to raise money, like the teen talent show in June, which raised $8,000.
But more donations through this GoFundMe page help a lot, too. So, PLEASE DONATE any amount, and PLEASE SHARE. Thank you!