MY LYME DISEASE STEM CELL TRANSPLANT

Hello, I am Julia. I have had CHRONIC LYME Disease since I was 8 years old. I am in the Late-stage now at 42. 3 years ago, I was finally diagnosed after a lifetime of tremendous suffering & misdiagnosis. Finally, I know what had been making me so ill my whole life that kept me in bed unable to function & took my life away slowly. I have been trying multiple treatments to fight Lyme harder than ever. Nothing has worked because the bacterial load of 36 years of untreated Lyme is too heavy. There were times when I thought I was going to die from reactions from treatments and medications that have only made me sicker. There are no words to describe the bone-crushing pain Lyme forces on you, the loss of your physical ability, mental state & neuroligical functions. I have a chance at getting a stem cell transplant in the very near future. Stem cells have been proving helpful to those of us with very stubborn older cases of lyme that do not respond to any other treatments. It is my only hope. I am still in need of -$15,000. The surgery is approximately $28,000 and travel expenses should be about $2,000...so that brings it to $30,000. My family has put forth 50% of the expenses, thankfully. I am doing everything I can to raise the balance including this posting as well as possibly crowdfunding. I have also opened a pop-up store in Berkeley, California in hopes to reach this goal by the first week of March. I am literally selling everything I own to reach this amount because the last years of being so sick have taken all my savings including having to close my previous business & sell off to a partnership in my home. This illness is Devestating & Excrutiating. It will strip your life from you & everything you value. I just want to say thank you from the bottom of my heart for any support and prayers because I really need them and I am hopeful that this surgery is going to save my life. Please learn about and protect yourself from this terrible life-threatening disease. What is key is prevention for you and your children especially. I wish you well, love and peace. And Thank You!!! Xo Julia

Donations

  • Anonymous 
    • $20 
    • 27 mos
  • Kelly Guinn 
    • $75 
    • 27 mos
  • Heather McGargill 
    • $40 
    • 27 mos
  • Diane Tenuto 
    • $100 
    • 27 mos
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    • $100 
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Organizer and beneficiary

Julia D'Alo 
Organizer
Berkeley, CA
Giuseppe Dalo 
Beneficiary
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