Life Saving Treatment For Amy

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Raised by 247 people in 41 months
My daughter Amy is 26 years old and when she was younger, she was an Australian Surf Life Saving gold medalist. She has always had amazing health and a vibrant personality. Amy is now in serious financial and personal trouble. She has been chronically ill for the past three years and seen countless specialists. After spending over $58,000 since 2012, Amy has finally got answers. 
Earlier this year, Amy was diagnosed with Chronic Lyme Disease. As the Australian Medical Association do not yet recognise this as a disease in Australia, Amy has to source and fund her own treatment in Europe. She needs weekly medication for her pre and post treatment, multiple weekly medical appointments and she also needs funding to attend the Lyme and Cancer Clinic in Germany or Switzerland which will cost around $100,000AUD.
Amy has gone through so much physical, emotional and psychological stress and needs any support she can get to heal from this debilitating disease. 
Amy's journey began three years ago when she returned from a trip to the jungle in Thailand where it is thought she got a tick bite. She doesn't remember being bitten, however she came back to Australia with severe vomiting, a rash and flulike symptoms. Upon arrival to Australia, she was taken straight to hospital to be told that she had dehydration and was discharged.
A few months later, Amy woke up with Bell's Palsy like symptome with a paralysed face. This was recurrent and still occurs now. Last year whilst working at her school, she had a scare and was rushed to hospital by ambulance as they thought that she had a stroke. Since then, Amy suffers from severe migraines and her fatigue is much worse. 
Earlier this year, her symptoms worsened and she had a facial setback, the neurological issues became more complicated as she was unable to speak. Upon rehabilitation, her speech was slurred and her migratory joint and muscle pain became acute. Amy saw new doctors and specialists who suggested Lyme Disease testing.
Amy sent her blood to Germany and received a positive reading on many strands for Borrelia (Lyme Disease). 
We are currently in the process of getting her co-infections tested and confirmed but Amy needs to seek overseas treatment to be able to go into remission and heal.
Some days, I have to help her shower and go to the bathroom. This degenerative and debilitating disease is literally taking the life out of her. I see her go through cycles of being happy and hiding her pain to days and even weeks where she is restricted to her bed and unable to construct sentences. On top of all of this, seeing my daughter go through this breaks my heart. 
Amy has always been the bright light in every single room. She was the one who would do anything for absolutely anyone; including spending holidays in orphanges, patrolling beaches, teaching children and helping those in need. She had so much energy and so much love to share with the world. Seeing her so drained of life is heartbreaking. 
Amy is a Primary School Teacher who is amazing at what she does. She has always lived to teach and teaching is her world. As time goes by, her ability to give back lessens and this disease and co-infections could have a fatal ending if treatment is not accessed. 
Any donation, large or small will be recieved with gratitude and go immediately toward this treatment to give her back the life that she is losing.
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Thank you so much for your donations and beautiful messages. Amy and I are overwhelmed with all of your generosity and support.
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Natalie Moffitt
41 months ago
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Call NIIM - the National Institute of Integrative Medicine in Hawthorne, Melbourne. The treatment for Lyme Disease is world class and cheaper than Germany (without even taking into account getting there and back). Best of luck!

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Nicole Klaas
41 months ago
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This amazing lady is my sons year three teacher and no matter how exhausted and unwell she is feeling she always goes above and beyond her standard teaching requirements. She bring fun and excitement into her teaching methods which encourages her students to strive to their best. Thanks Miss Kennedy for everything you have done for him so far this year.

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Melitta Marr
41 months ago
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Hey Amy. You can best this-i did! Please stay strong and contact me if you want to discuss treatment etc. I had it for over 10 years and am better now. Good luck x

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Max Reynolds
22 months ago

Dear Amy I have have a product which seems to assist people with people with lymes disease. If you wish to try this I am happy to supply you a quantity to see if you react favorably . Please contact Con on 0412116696 for more information. Professor Reynolds

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Trina McDougall
41 months ago

To Tim Swisham: who r u calling me a fool & good hearted Aussies 4 donating 2 Lyme disease? Only a fool would not educate himself b4 making such a negative opinionated public statement in matters he obviously doesn't understand! 1 thing u r right about is that it is in her mind. The core of the Lyme disease resides in the middle of a brain, making it so hard 2 treat. Spiroettes or Spirochetes can b detected in there as well as in the blood, not only that, red blood cells r covered with slime that prevents good health & the body slowly goes 2 war, debilitating it's victims ova time,attacking all body systems. When Lyme disease reaches it's final stages, epilepsy/ strokes & many other complications r a daily life threatening battle. Who r u calling me a fool & other good hearted Aussies 4 donating 2 Lyme disease? Did u consider the families that have lost their healthy youth from Lyme? It doesn't take much 2 research those that have passed! Tell those families, 'IT'S ALL IN THEIR MINDS!' I dare u 2 perhaps visit Pennsilvania & get bitten by a tick there, cause 7000 people have been diagnosed with Lyme in that place, then leave it in your system4 a few years & let's c if.... Actually I don't wish Lyme on my worst enemy! Having worked closely with Amy for 18 months & witnessed firsthand cruel symptoms increasingly taking their toll. ... Noone.. NOONE deserves this disease! Who r u calling me a fool & many good hearted Aussies 4 donating 2 Lyme disease? I would say that u would make an amazing Aussie politician with your statement, 'Lyme doesn't exist.' Except Aussie politicians know it is a REAL disease but they forbid Australian doctors 2 treat it. Y... Because they think our ticks here don't carry the Lyme disease. Which I've educated myself 2 know it's REAL, it's IN AUSTRALIA & politicians r NOT helping. Sadly we rely on them 2 defend & support the people. Soooo who r u calling me a fool & good hearted Aussies 4 donating 2 Lyme disease? They say even a fool is considered wise when he is silent! Better still I know the good hearted people who donated would quickly ova look your negative, opinionated, uneducated, public wrong statements as u Tim Swisham donate & give 2 this life saving treatment 4 Amy! PLEASE!

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Nicole Klaas
41 months ago

Tim you are an idiot. Go troll somewhere else

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Tim Swisham
41 months ago

Do all you donators think Australia doesn't recognize this as a disease because it hates people? It doesn't recognize this as a disease because it isn't one. I'm sure her psychosomatic illness is truly devastating in her own mind but what she really needs is therapy. Then again, who am I to criticize fools for throwing away their money. Think about it, why is it that Germany is the closest place for treatment? You mean no place closer can help this woman with her magical problem? Please.

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Nicky Wright
41 months ago

Hi Amy, i was also diagnosed with this illness and was ill for 8 years, i was diagnosed with Lymes and also ME/chronic fatigue by various doctors . I tried every treatment going! I have now recovered and am leading a full life here on the Sunshine Coast. I went for hyperbaric oxygen treatment at an MS Centre in Exeter, UK and had a huge improvement and was able to get back to walking and exercising again. I do not know if anyone offers treatment here, but there is a hyperbaric chamber in Noosa who may treat you. I am now back at work and living life to the full. I wish you all the best on your road to recovery.

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Kirsty Laird
41 months ago

Dr Emerson in Brisbane can also help with Lyme disease and will be a lot cheaper than going overseas. Best of luck with it all xx

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Sarah O'Reilly
41 months ago

Hi Amy, While you are waiting to raise the necessary funds for treatment I would suggest that you detox your body (I am not an expert however we have spent 7 years working out what was wrong with my youngest daughter to which the Dr's could give no answers. I know and knew from when she was 9 weeks old and they would not admit it). We have been detoxing her now for 2 years and things are slowing getting better and we have been using alternative treatment. If you want to know more please let me know and I will send you information and where you can purchase some of the things that we have done.

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Natasha Young
41 months ago

I'm so sorry to hear this, I will donate what I can when I can. Good luck and my thoughts are with you!!

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Tony Sirianni
29 months ago

God bless you.....

$100
Bevan Twidale
37 months ago

Hi Amy, Our thoughts and Prayers are with you as you fight this hideous disease.

ST
$50
Sophie Twidale
37 months ago

Lots of love

KM
$20
Kate Mercieca
38 months ago

Wishing you all the best!!! xxx

$50
Anonymous
38 months ago
CS
$120
Courtney Steed
38 months ago

Love to you, beautiful girl. You will win this x

Natalie Moffitt
41 months ago
3
3

Call NIIM - the National Institute of Integrative Medicine in Hawthorne, Melbourne. The treatment for Lyme Disease is world class and cheaper than Germany (without even taking into account getting there and back). Best of luck!

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Nicole Klaas
41 months ago
1
1

This amazing lady is my sons year three teacher and no matter how exhausted and unwell she is feeling she always goes above and beyond her standard teaching requirements. She bring fun and excitement into her teaching methods which encourages her students to strive to their best. Thanks Miss Kennedy for everything you have done for him so far this year.

+ Read More
Melitta Marr
41 months ago
1
1

Hey Amy. You can best this-i did! Please stay strong and contact me if you want to discuss treatment etc. I had it for over 10 years and am better now. Good luck x

+ Read More
Max Reynolds
22 months ago

Dear Amy I have have a product which seems to assist people with people with lymes disease. If you wish to try this I am happy to supply you a quantity to see if you react favorably . Please contact Con on 0412116696 for more information. Professor Reynolds

+ Read More
Trina McDougall
41 months ago

To Tim Swisham: who r u calling me a fool & good hearted Aussies 4 donating 2 Lyme disease? Only a fool would not educate himself b4 making such a negative opinionated public statement in matters he obviously doesn't understand! 1 thing u r right about is that it is in her mind. The core of the Lyme disease resides in the middle of a brain, making it so hard 2 treat. Spiroettes or Spirochetes can b detected in there as well as in the blood, not only that, red blood cells r covered with slime that prevents good health & the body slowly goes 2 war, debilitating it's victims ova time,attacking all body systems. When Lyme disease reaches it's final stages, epilepsy/ strokes & many other complications r a daily life threatening battle. Who r u calling me a fool & other good hearted Aussies 4 donating 2 Lyme disease? Did u consider the families that have lost their healthy youth from Lyme? It doesn't take much 2 research those that have passed! Tell those families, 'IT'S ALL IN THEIR MINDS!' I dare u 2 perhaps visit Pennsilvania & get bitten by a tick there, cause 7000 people have been diagnosed with Lyme in that place, then leave it in your system4 a few years & let's c if.... Actually I don't wish Lyme on my worst enemy! Having worked closely with Amy for 18 months & witnessed firsthand cruel symptoms increasingly taking their toll. ... Noone.. NOONE deserves this disease! Who r u calling me a fool & many good hearted Aussies 4 donating 2 Lyme disease? I would say that u would make an amazing Aussie politician with your statement, 'Lyme doesn't exist.' Except Aussie politicians know it is a REAL disease but they forbid Australian doctors 2 treat it. Y... Because they think our ticks here don't carry the Lyme disease. Which I've educated myself 2 know it's REAL, it's IN AUSTRALIA & politicians r NOT helping. Sadly we rely on them 2 defend & support the people. Soooo who r u calling me a fool & good hearted Aussies 4 donating 2 Lyme disease? They say even a fool is considered wise when he is silent! Better still I know the good hearted people who donated would quickly ova look your negative, opinionated, uneducated, public wrong statements as u Tim Swisham donate & give 2 this life saving treatment 4 Amy! PLEASE!

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Nicole Klaas
41 months ago

Tim you are an idiot. Go troll somewhere else

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Tim Swisham
41 months ago

Do all you donators think Australia doesn't recognize this as a disease because it hates people? It doesn't recognize this as a disease because it isn't one. I'm sure her psychosomatic illness is truly devastating in her own mind but what she really needs is therapy. Then again, who am I to criticize fools for throwing away their money. Think about it, why is it that Germany is the closest place for treatment? You mean no place closer can help this woman with her magical problem? Please.

+ Read More
Nicky Wright
41 months ago

Hi Amy, i was also diagnosed with this illness and was ill for 8 years, i was diagnosed with Lymes and also ME/chronic fatigue by various doctors . I tried every treatment going! I have now recovered and am leading a full life here on the Sunshine Coast. I went for hyperbaric oxygen treatment at an MS Centre in Exeter, UK and had a huge improvement and was able to get back to walking and exercising again. I do not know if anyone offers treatment here, but there is a hyperbaric chamber in Noosa who may treat you. I am now back at work and living life to the full. I wish you all the best on your road to recovery.

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Kirsty Laird
41 months ago

Dr Emerson in Brisbane can also help with Lyme disease and will be a lot cheaper than going overseas. Best of luck with it all xx

+ Read More
Sarah O'Reilly
41 months ago

Hi Amy, While you are waiting to raise the necessary funds for treatment I would suggest that you detox your body (I am not an expert however we have spent 7 years working out what was wrong with my youngest daughter to which the Dr's could give no answers. I know and knew from when she was 9 weeks old and they would not admit it). We have been detoxing her now for 2 years and things are slowing getting better and we have been using alternative treatment. If you want to know more please let me know and I will send you information and where you can purchase some of the things that we have done.

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Natasha Young
41 months ago

I'm so sorry to hear this, I will donate what I can when I can. Good luck and my thoughts are with you!!

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