This is what I am creating for my life; health, well-being, courage and playing full out with a knowing that anything is possible in this world...
This is my story of my experience with Stachybotrys (AKA Black Mold). Since last April, I have been very ill. I have gone to a doctor almost every week since May 1, 2012, because I haven't been able to breathe clearly. What we first thought was bronchitis turned out to be the Stachybotrys in the house I moved into at the end of April.
Being the professional flute player that I am and not being able to breathe severely effected my ability to perform and teach. I have lost countless hours of practicing, performing and teaching opportunities because I have been so sick and not able to even get out of bed or breathe normally throughout the day.
After several unsuccessful attempts to clean and "get rid" of the mold, I moved into a new home just last month. I was then flown by a great friend to Costa Rica, to recoup. After 3 days, I felt like Sarah Jane again! I was playing, practicing and exercising everyday. It was amazing, to felt normal again after 7 months of being sick.
I just arrived back to my new home this Wednesday, and I am again having a hard time breathing along with all the signs of mold effects in my body. I thought I had cleaned everything but now find from a mold expert its not that easy. I am going to have to let go of everything porous including thousands of dollars of music I have collected over the last 27 years.
Now, I have loads of information about Stachybotrys, it's effects on the human body, that its all over my belongings and there's really nothing I can do about it all except do my very best to get it out of my life. I am also left with doctors bills that have pilled up, a number of other bills I haven't been able to pay since I have been out of work on and off since May and I am going to have to buy a new bed along with a ton of music to keep up my teaching.
I am SO excited to get my life going again ASAP! I want to play again! And after being in Costa Rica and feeling like myself again, it is very clear to me the mold is real along with the aftermath of the costs I have accrued throughout this whole ordeal.
Adding up what I owe on Doctors bills, the money I borrowed to move, what it will cost to purchase a new bed and pay the overdue bills, the least amount I need to raise is $5000. I was encouraged by a big fan of my music to reach out to my friends and fans and let you know what's going on. So, here I am, being courageous and playing full out! If you are able to help, please donate!