Sam's Medical Expenses

Please help if you can. My friend Sam Goldsmith had an MRI a few weeks ago and has since experienced a severe and very rare side effect. The gadolinium which is the contrast used in the MRI is supposed to quickly exit your body afterwards but in her case her body is unable to shed the toxic metal. She has been suffering ever since and been in extreme pain. Her doctors have no answers and she is struggling to find help and relief. It is a very painful and scary ordeal.

After weeks of being told it could not be from the MRI she found a doctor that gave her an unprovoked urine test that confirmed she had in fact retained the gadolinium. In general your body should be at .019 but Sam's results showed 11.6 which is about 600 times the amount that should be in her system! Many are suggesting that it could even be worse than that as that's just measuring what is in her blood and urine. The metal also attaches to bone, tissues, organs and the brain.

The only known survivor who is cleared of the gadolinium is Chuck Norris's (famous tv actor's) wife. They used alternative medicines, chelation therapy, hyprobaric chambers and stem cells. They were able to do this because they had the financial resources. In 3 years they spent 2.2 million dollars and traveled to China and throughout the US.

Since these treatments are not covered by insurance, Sam and her family are paying out of pocket for all of her expenses. As of right now the the early treatments (inferred saunas, colon hydrotherapy, lymphatic drainage) supplements and food will be about $700 a week to prepare for the chelation down the road. All doctors appointments are not covered as she has to work with naturopath doctors and they charge $200 an hour!

Anyone that knows Sam and her family know that hey are the sweetest, nicest family that would do anything to help anyone! They have two small/adorable children.  I would love to help them out. I am starting this Go Fund Me Page in a small effort just to help with their financial burden in this difficult time. If you can donate anything I know it would be greatly appreciated!

Some of the symptoms associated with this are below and I know she is suffering from a great deal of them. If you would like to read more about it there are a few links below. There are more and more people suffering from this with little help from doctors or traditional medicine. It's something people should be aware of before performing such a routine procedure.

Pain – aching; burning, tingling, and/or prickling pain (paresthesia); deep bone pain. Typically in extremities or joints, and sometimes in the location where the MRI occurred, like the head.
Dermal changes – like tight skin, lesions, hyperpigmentation. Most often in extremities.
Muscle issues – twitching – small, local, rapid contractions and weakness
Ocular problems – worsening vision, dry eyes, bloodshot eyes
Cognitive symptoms
Ear, nose and throat – tinnitus, swallowing, and voice problems
Low body temperature
Hair loss
Itchy skin
Balance problems
Swelling of extremities (edema)


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Jamie Lowe Tobin 
Mays Chapel, MD
Samantha Goldsmith 
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