My sister-in-law Amy Dimonda suffers from the incurable disease called Behcet's.
Amy and my brother,Michael Dimonda were living a happy life with their two sons when she started having symptoms. She began suffering through eye ulcers and open sores all over her body.
After numerous doctors visits with no diagnosis,she was finally given the news she had this rare auto immune disease, called Behcet's. In the years since, she has developed these sores throughout her body including her gastric tract and her brain. This has caused her to suffer through three heart attacks and a stroke, all before the age of 40. The doctors have tried numerous medications. This includes weekly chemotherapy in an attempt to stop the progression of the disease. She takes up to 40 pills a day, all in the hopes of having a good day with her family. As you see in the pictures, she has suffered with hair loss and numerous scars from the sores. This disease has robbed her of her ability to work. She is constantly in excrustiating pain and some days she struggles to simply get out of bed. Yet she always has a smile on her face for her boys. She is one of the strongest people I have ever known.
Her husband goes to work everyday of his life fearing a phone call from his children, that they had to call 911 again because mom has collapsed . The family is insured, however they lack the ability to pay the extensive medical costs. The out of pocket cost for her medication per month is 1,000 dollars. This monthly cost does not include their portion of the hospital expenses and weekly doctor vists.
When faced with paying for life sustaining medication or the mortagage, there was no choice. They are in forclosure and are now facing the possibility of losing their home.
Your generous donations will help try to save their home and help with enormous medical debt.
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