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Save my Mom

$38,780 of $35,000 goal

Raised by 346 people in 3 months
Created December 9, 2018
Mom of 4 desperately wants to see them grow up!

Chrissy Memmolo Riley’s life is unrecognizable from her once active, vibrant life of being a working mom of 4. Chrissy, due to debilitating fatigue, weakness and pain, spends the majority of her day on the couch; unable to walk 2 blocks to school with her 6 year old daughter, play super-heroes with her 3 year old son, play basketball with her 2 older sons, or play ball with her dog. She is sensitive to light and sound, sometimes wearing sunglasses and earplugs at home, and is unable to go to the grocery store due to intense stimuli. Chrissy’s days are controlled by memory loss, word finding difficulty, cognitive decline, sleep disturbance, fevers, sweats, shortness of breath and irritability. These symptoms have left her with the inability to work as a Physical Therapist; a job she loved. Chrissy recently shared with me “I want to be the soccer coach and PTO mom. To have my kids see me immobile on the couch absolutely breaks my heart. With my family depending on me, I’ve found it impossible to find the energy or ability to be the woman I once was”.

Chrissy has spent the last 2 ½ years battling her Lyme Disease.  Many of the treatments not only take a toll on the body, but are often only partially successful, and not covered by insurance. The out-of-pocket expenses have depleted her savings, facilitating this campaign.  Chrissy has been treated by many specialists and received many different treatments that have been unsuccessful.  Lyme is winning the battle.

In the last month, Chrissy was introduced to The Klinik St George in Germany.  The Klinik has pioneered a treatment with a 70% success rate treating Lyme. The Klinik St. George, in simple terms, brings the body temperature to a high level (106.7degrees) which is scientifically proven to kill the bacteria- a method that sets this treatment apart from those available in the U.S. This treatment is not covered by insurance.  The Klinik has reserved a spot for Chrissy’s treatment: January 26, 2019. We need your HELP!

 The treatment protocol is conducted over a 2-week period. Chrissy will remain in the hospital for a variety of adjunct treatments. A Lyme foundation has awarded Chrissy a grant to help pay for this treatment. In addition to the grant, Chrissy needs to raise additional funds. The breakdown of costs is:

Treatment: $21,000
Travel: $3,000
Companion costs: $3,000
Aftercare: $5,000
Additional Treatments: $3,000

 If you would like to donate via Venmo, please send to
@Chrissy-Riley-4 

Also, donations made by check may be mailed to:
Christina Riley
P.O. Box 1198
Middleton, MA 01949

 Upon her return to the US, Chrissy’s doctors will focus on treating two other co infections from the tick, Babesiosis and Bartonella.

To watch a Boston news story about this treatment, click 
Here 

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Thank you!!! I am absolutely blown away by all of the love, support and generosity for Chrissy, Jennifer and their children. We have surpassed our goal! Chrissy will be going to Germany for treatment! We will continue to keep this page active and appreciate the continued support! Chrissy has written some words for all that have shared and donated this campaign. Please read her words below. From the bottom of my heart, I thank you! All my love, Rosalie

A heartfelt thank you!!! Through the love and generosity of family, friends and friends we have yet to meet, we have reached our goal!!! My family and I are profoundly grateful and humbled by your outpouring of love and generosity. We could not have done this without any of you. You have not only made it possible for me to get the treatment I desperately need, but you also have reinvigorated my spirit with your kindness and compassion. You are all so important to my recovery from Lyme disease, and I will be forever grateful to each of you! A special thank you to Rosalie and Jimmy for coordinating and maintaining go fund me and for their selfless love and support.
With love and deep gratitude,
Chrissy
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Save my Mom has reached 50% of its goal. Thanks to all that have shared and donated!!!
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Raised by 346 people in 3 months
Created December 9, 2018
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