The Steidl Family Lyme Treatment Fund

This page is dedicated to my dear friend, Jennifer and her sister, Holly. Jennifer and Holly were diagnosed with Lyme Disease in July, 2012 and started treatments in September, 2012. Lyme disease is a debilitating disease that can leave even the strongest people feeling weak, achy and bedridden. The Lyme Disease journey is typically a long, expensive one and insurance will not cover the necessary treatments. They are currently under treatment from three different specialists for Lyme disease and it's secondary conditions, and also biotoxin illness.

A bit of Background

Between about 1[phone redacted], the Steidl family lived in a house that made them all very ill; various unknown chemicals had been dumped into the ground and they were on well water. They also had 13 different kinds of mold growing in the walls and in the roof, one of them being the "infamous" black mold. There was also wetland on the property with a heavy insect population. These factors have all had a huge impact on the health of the family.

The journey ahead:
Right now, Jennifer and Holly are both receiving treatments. These include IVs, antibiotics and other treatments. Their bodies are also unable to handle most foods right now due to chronic digestive disorders, and they are on very restrictive diets. Jennifer is currently employed. Holly is not working at this time but is actively searching for a new job. Jennifer and Holly have both benefited from the treatments, however, the combined cost for the treatments runs about $6,000 per month above the cost of normal living expenses, and is not covered by insurance. Jennifer and Holly's parents, Joanne and Paul, have been bearing a majority of this financial burden.

The typical recovery time for Lyme disease is 2-3 years; both girls are almost 1 year into the treatment. Our current fundraising goal is $72,000, which will cover roughly one of year of treatment for both Jennifer & Holly.

How can we work together to support the Steidl Family?

Please keep the Steidl family in your prayers and pray for a miracle! In addition, if you could please show your support and help carry the burden by making a monetary contribution, that would mean the world. The Steidls are one amazing, strong, faithful, family who love the Lord, and I hope we can all pull together and show them how much they are loved and appreciated.
For more information on Lyme disease, please check out this article:

We appreciate your love & support!

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