Sarah has done a lot of research to try and find the best treatment for her condition. Although there is no "cure" for this chronic illness, the amazing people at the POTS Treatment Center in Dallas, TX have come up with a program to help people regain their lives and alter the way the ANS responds to postural changes. This is currently the only POTS treatment center in the United States that exists. Sarah is very intrigued by this facility because they don't use medication and they also treat each patient specific to their symptoms, it's not just a generalized treatment. The plan that they have come up with helps to retrain the Autonomic Nervous System by focusing on biofeedback, nutrition programs, physiological stress management, exercise programs, heart rate regulation, as well as counseling. Sarah will need to be there for 2-3 weeks for treatment. Each day she will go through 3-5 hours of therapy. In all Sarah's research she has found most patients feel anywhere from 50-100% better, which is very exciting. Once she has completed the therapy in Texas, the center sends her home with the biofeedback machine for 3 months so she can continue to heal and manage her Autonomic Nervous System, while she is back in her own surroundings.
The total expense of the program is $5,000 with a $500 deposit and the remaining $4,500 due at the first appointment, unfortunately they do not except any type of insurance. Travel for Sarah and to hopefully send her husband and daughter on the weekend, lodging, food, rental car for two-three weeks and supplies are estimated to be another $7,000 or so. Although the expense is great I feel that this is a great opportunity for Sarah to get her life back. We are so appreciative to you for reading Sarah's story and considering helping her get the treatment that could truly be life changing. Any bit of assistance would be absolutely invaluable to Sarah and her growing family. Any excess money raised will go towards continued medical care and expenses.
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