Alex's Race Against Lyme Disease

Alex's story-

"My name is Alex Gay.  I am 23 years old and am fundraising to seek treatment in California for late stage chronic Lyme disease.

 

In 2007, I spent time in several summer camps.  Shortly after returning, I noticed that I was no longer able to do routine physical activities without pain.  The pain then progressed to neurological, cardiac and mood issues.  I sought help from the medical community who found nothing wrong.

 

I began racing stock cars in my hometown at the age of 18.  I was fortunate to meet many new people along the way but one family in particular would soon become the miracle I was waiting for.  Their son also has Lyme disease and told me that my symptoms sounded identical.  I did not want to believe it so I brushed it off initially.  I was, however, curious and began doing research on my own.

 

In August of 2016 I found an LLMD in Chicago and was diagnosed with Lyme Disease and several co-infections that are common to Lyme patients.  Lyme is called “the invisible illness” for a reason.  There are days that I feel good and more days that I cannot even get out of bed. 

 

The CDC does not recognize Lyme as a real disease – therefore it is very difficult to find a doctor who can treat and to add insult to injury – the treatment is NOT covered by insurance. 

 

I have tried many different kinds of treatment and nothing seems to work.  I have learned of a new treatment in California that has been extremely successful in Chronic Lyme patients.  The treatment is 2 weeks long and costly. We plan to go the second week of February to the clinic.

 

Any small donation you can make is most appreciated.  If you are unable to make a financial donation, please share my story with as many people as you can.  I can’t thank everyone enough who has helped me through this journey."

Our benefit will be February 10th from 5-11 pm CST at the Morris Moose Lodge 3835 R 47 Morris, IL 60450 
*For details please email or see flier

If you would like to learn more about this treatment please go to www.infusio.org

Any additional money raised will help expenses of ours during treatment and the rest will be donated to the International Lyme and Associated Diseases Society (ILADS).  http://www.ilads.org/

Any questions please contact us at [email redacted]

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Alex Gay 
Organizer
Morris, IL
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