Smile Boxes for Chronic Illness
This is not a fundraiser for me personally but for fellow Lyme and any Chronic Illness sufferers who need something special to get them thru those dark hours.
I found out in April I have Lyme Disease. Along with Lyme I have Rosacea, Peripheral Neuropathy, Dry Eyes, Hashimotis, Candida and much more. I have spent 6 years trying to figure this puzzle out and have spent all my money. 6 naturopaths, 20 doctors, 2 allergy specialists, 3 accupuncturist, 4 chiropractors, 1 hypnotherapist. I have tried pills, diets..you name it. It takes a lot of dedication and hard work to figure out chronic illnesses. Not to mention $$. It's what I call a rich mans illness. It also takes a lot of willpower and physical exhaustion. I am lucky that I have a great support system. I have friends and family who do not question what's going on with my health. Although I do have that support, it is a lonely journey. I wish I could say I was at the end of this.
Last night my best friend in the whole world came over to my house with her kids. She suprised me with what she called a smile box. It was a box filled with cards from friends, money, gift cards, candles, organic goodies and lots of love. It honestly was the nicest thing anyone has ever done for me. I have had so many tears in the last 3 years and have days where I just feel done with the whole thing. But this Smile Box really made me happy.
My goal is to send Smile Boxes to Lyme patients and other Chronic Illness Sufferers who really need the LOVE ❤️. There are so many of you alone and with no support. And maybe getting something in the mail to cheer you up will be just what you need to get through the next month. Lyme is finally becoming a public illness but it needs a lot of work towards finding a way to prevent this horrible illness. It become an epidemic and the sad part is most people don't even realize they were bitten by a tick. This can even be passed through blood transfusions or during pregnany. There are whole families out there suffering. So in the mean time lets send some Smile Boxes!
Any donation would help! It costs between $70- $100 to send one box including shipping. If you have someone you want one shipped to please reach out to me with information.
All the help we can get is appreciated. There is no donation too small.
I'm back and ready to ship some more smile boxes. All the donations can greatly help! I would like to send these boxes to both Lyme and Chronic Illness Sufferers. To let them know they aren't alone. Please donate if you can. A box costs $70-$100 including shipping. I fill it with the best organic products.
I'm currently still in my journey to getting better. With the support of my amazing boyfriend, friends and family I'll get through it. I understand what's it's like to feel "alone" in Chronic Illness. Even with people around you it can feel very isolating going thru it all. The extreme diets, weather intolerance, supplements, Unexcpected physical pain, rotation of symptoms and so many doctors.
Let's help others going thru this!
Lyme Disease has become a growing epidemic. If you know someone with Lyme please become aware and informed. It's a hidden illness that can devastate your life.
I personally am still in treatment and use a few prescriptions to keep Lyme pain at bay. I'm still fighting this illness and hope one day to be free of it. But in the mean time I'm going to keep sending Smile Boxes.
What you're doing is beyond special. I am touched. Since you know how rough this road is you already know how amazing what you're doing is. This hell on earth gets completely unbearable over & over and you and your mom gave me a smile & reminded me of my self worth. Thank you.
How does one acquire a Lyme box?
This is so awesome! I wish I could donate but I also suffer from Lyme and had to start a gofund me to help with treatment. Good luck and God Bless!
I love the logo on your tshirts. Just beautiful.