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Healing & Medical Care For Lisa

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My sister Lisa used to be vibrant, bold, outgoing, hard -working , social, funny, happy.

This is a photo of her before she fell ill:



For the past 7 years she has been listless, timid, withdrawn, sick with many, many symptoms. After a series of surgeries and long-bouts with chronic pain and misdiagnoses, Lisa has lost her house, job, savings, and even car.

This is Lisa after becoming ill:



We now have found the causes of her chronic illness. She has recently tested positive for Lyme Disease and other co-infections which would make her more susceptible to bio-toxin illness ( Mold Toxicity aka CIRS) As a result of the severe nature of her illness, Lisa has had to leave her home and all her clothes and other belongings abruptly due to toxic mold causing life threatening symptoms. She was left without a place to live.

After 7 years of disability, loss of function, loss of her savings, her home, and anything that was worth even a little money she sold long ago trying desperately to get a diagnosis for her condition. 2 years ago she even sold her car in a desperate attempt to find a doctor who could diagnose and help her. She was still 2 years away from finding the cause of her illnesses, and when she did find it, she found it on her own after exhaustive research.

First the Lyme diagnosis which was confirmed, then the mold, also confirmed and now the metals, once again confirmed. Lyme, mold illness and heavy metal toxicity are all conditions that usually go hand in hand. Healthy people may not be as effected by mold as someone with an already weakened immune system, such as my sister's. These illnesses have left her unable to function and are potentially fatal.

Our goal is for Lisa to receive treatment while avoiding any further exposure by finding a safe living environment. Her symptoms which she deals with on a daily basis include: Encephalitis (brain swelling), brain fog, confusion, impairment of her central nervous system, memory loss, inability to focus, Cardiac arrhythmia, heart racing, blurred vision, tremors, chronic fatigue, chronic insomnia, tinnitus, facial and eye swelling, irritated eyes and sinuses, headaches and widespread muscle pain and others. Imagine having these scary symptoms and infections and being this sick without a place to rest and cover out of the very toxins that keep making you sick? It's an unimaginable nightmare for her.

Being unable to work, think, socialize and just be herself and not having the necessary funds for treatment for her illness and very little in the way of answers has her feeling very hopeless and depressed. She feels like she has lost everything and just keeps losing and doesn't know where to go or what to do. She just wants to feel better and get her life back. She needs hope and she needs help. This is why I am writing this today in a desperate attempt to get her the help that she needs.

Lisa has had to leave her living environment and all of her possessions and is now homeless and sick. Until she can see the right doctors who can treat her for this, she does not know how much damage has been done to her body and organs so far. Doctors failed her over and over again, allowing her to get sicker and sicker with no explanation. People who have other more known chronic illnesses have their treatments covered by insurance and get help from their communities. The same is true when someone loses their home and all of their possessions to a house fire. But this is not the case at all with mold toxicity. Most healthy people can live and work in water damaged environments and have no symptoms, however, when your immune system is as compromised as Lisa's is, it makes the situation much worse.

There are doctors who could help her: one is in New York and has helped someone else in RI with this type of problem. The other potentially better option is in New Hampshire, and there are clinics throughout the country and even Mexico where they are treating people with these illnesses and they are getting their lives back. Unfortunately, most are out of our reach financially. Even the local specialists ( NY, NH, DC) require a deposit just to make an appointment. Any doctor she sees will want to run extensive and expensive tests and give treatments that will not be covered by Medicare or any other insurance. --

Based on experts recommendations, Lisa's top priority is a safe living environment.



Documentary by Dave Asprey of Bulletproof called "Moldy" which is informative

Also the documentary "Under Our Skin" is an excellent insight into what many with Lyme Disease go through: http://underourskin.com/


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Lisa Barile
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