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As most of my friends and family already know, I have chronic neurological Lyme disease.  I have been an avid advocate while fighting this silent, devastating disease. The Lyme has damaged the myelin sheaths in my brain & spine through scarring.   Hence, the diagnosis of Multiple Sclerosis from the many scars, and I am now losing my ability to walk.  Now my story continues...

As you can see from the attached picture, this battle is hard. The treatment I underwent in 2013 worked for a short duration with the use of a cane during that time.      But in the last couple of
years, my condition has slowly deteriorated, and continues to do so, and I’m reaching out for any support to help pay for a new treatment to get my quality of life back.

My biggest fear is ending up in a nursing home.
At this time in my life, I need assistance to do even “normal” activities.  I’m a fighter — you all          know that — but even fighters are tempted to give in at some point.   But I refuse to do that. This disease is overtaking my body and I have to make a choice — give up or continue fighting. I choose to fight for my life. and my quality of life.

My primary doctor has recommended I see a functional medicine neurologist who is located in  Missouri. The cost of his program is $8,500. This amount covers all lab & diagnostic tests,
pharmaceutical grade supplements, a dietician, and team of doctors.     Insurance will not cover
the treatment because the scope and the testing is very detailed, and goes way beyond testing
allowed by CDC and insurance.

Note: This is not only my story — this is the story of all chronic Lyme victims’ lives. The
government and CDC are finally discovering that Lyme is a serious problem, but they are years
away from knowing the costs and treatment involved to combat this disease to prevent damage.

Here is the protocol website:

https://functionalmedicine.doctor/brain-tune-up-protocol/

Since my last campaign in 2013, my life has been an ongoing struggle to maintain quality of life,
with several medical challenges.   Since 2013, I continued Lyme treatment with a doctor in Lake Mary, Florida, through 2014; broke my hip in 2015; and tried stem cell procedure in 2016, which just inflamed my body and caused swelling in my feet and ankles for 5 months.

I continued IV treatments, chiropractor and physical therapy weekly, plus medical CBC oil, and I am completely depleted of funds to cover this protocol.

I believe this protocol will improve my health and help me get out of the wheelchair and I am
ready to do the work required.

Please consider supporting me if you can, and share as often as possible. My success in this
protocol could pave the way for others for a better treatment for them in the future.

Thank you so much. ❤




You can view my previous campaign, Angie's Story: Behind the Smile. 

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Angie Thissen 
Organizer
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