My name is Melissa Swanson, formerly Melissa Proctor (to those who knew me from my younger years). Here's my story...
I've been trying to avoid sharing my story with my family and personal friends because I don't want everyone that knows me personally to know what's going on, but I really need prayers and support right now. As some of you know, I've been sick for a while with black mold toxicity. We moved to Texas last year when Justin retired, and so that I could be closer to the nearest doctor that would treat me, once I finally got a correct diagnosis. Unfortunately, Tricare (military insurance) will not cover treatment for mold toxicity, so it's been somewhat difficult for us. We were able to come up with the $7,000 for my first round of treatment (hyperbaric oxygen chamber therapy), through credit cards, which we're still paying for. In addition, I'm on a ton of medications and supplements, etc. (which run around $250/month or more).
However, the bad news is that the first hyperbaric treatment didn't work. I have a genetic defect where I don't make the antibodies necessary to fight off the mold like the average person does.
Well, I now need two more rounds, and it will cost approximately $16,000-$25,000 because I have to do longer sessions. There are constant lab fees, etc that insurance also won't cover. I could go on and on, but it will only allow a certain number of words in the GoFundMe opening story.
If you can help, at all, it's greatly appreciated. If you can't but are willing to pray for our family, that appreciated just as much!
I've posted one of my bills in the first update.
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