Jocelyn Clark's Medical-Lyme Fund

Hello. I am very humbled to be doing this, asking for help. My name is Jocelyn Clark. I grew up and still reside in Southern Maryland. I have always been an outdoorsy, active, hard working person. For the last  six years I have been infected and reinfected with Tick-borne illness. Three times total. The disease and the medication side effects have really taken a toll on my health. It has affected almost every part of my body, including the muskuloskeletal, nervous, digestive, connective, and circulatory systems. I currently have health insurance, although as recommended I am taking a regimen of all natural medicines, which are not covered under any health insurance. I have began to notice a big difference since I have began the natural healing remedies.  The bacteria have replicated and proliferated throughout my body for a long time now, it has been difficult to obtain ongoing treatment form any doctor since the one who I was treating with from March of 2011 through January of 2012 retired. There are few Lyme and tick illness speacialist who accept health insurance, or are willing to treat at a reasonabe and affordable fee.  In the last 6 years  I have only been able to work very part time, for a total of 33 months due to severely disabling ramifications of multiple tick-borne illnesses. I never knew that I would be so ill for so long. I have always had Faith through every day of sickness that I would soon recover and be well again, able to work full time and do the things I love, happy, healthy, active and helping others. I am asking for help because I need to be able to afford to continue, nonstop through a solid year of antibiotic therapy and doctor visits with the family doctor for routine bloodwork while I am in treatment, a neurologist to identify the pathogens actively sabbotaging my brain and nervous system, the orthopedist who can help and guide me towards recovery of my connective tissue (tendons and muscles) damage incurred from years of spirochete infection and strong medication side effects. I have a year ahead of me of taking at the very least the natural remedies I am currently onand then will likely have another year of healing, strengthening, and recuperation to go through before I am fully recovered and strong again, able to walk every day, able to stay awake for a full day every day, able to be mostly pain free every day, without headaches and fatigue, muscle weakness, weak and damaged tendons, without confusion, disorientation and brain fog, tremors, digestive issues and more.  Every day I wake with sunshine in my heart then reality hits, yet I still hold hope for a great day every day, and that I will accomplish much in that day. As the day wears on, I realize that I still have a long road ahead of me. So I do what I can, prayerful that soon, very soon, I will be free from all of this. When I am healed, I will be able when that time comes to begin my life anew. I love the medical field, and have always loved to help others. I will further my education in many aspects of medicine and the healing arts, and will spend the rest of my life healing and helping others.  As for now, I ask you please, for your support, prayers, and help.  Please help me reach my goal so that I can get healed. I do not live extravagantly, I have never desired much more than the basics, and to go to school to better myself and be able to do what I love, which is help others and in the medical field. I have begun to spread awareness of how truly horrible a single tick bite can be, and to tell  people about the importance of preventive measures when outdoors, and the prevalence of Lyme and other related co-infections in Southern Maryland. When I am a little more well, and my head is above water, I can do so much more. But for now, I do what I can. Please, please help me. Thank you. Perhaps you wouldn't mind sharing this with friends, in hopes that they too may help or share with their friends. Through prayer, this has been the only answer that keeps coming back to me again and again.  I have put this off for several months, unsure if it was the right thing to do, to put myself out there like this, and ask for help.
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Jocelyn Clark
La Plata, MD

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