Ashley Mizell’s Medical Fund
As many of you know, Ashley has been battling an unknown illness causing her to have sudden and significant vision loss, with a strong possibility of permanent damage. Shortly after the first of the year, Ashley had an appointment with the eye doctor to address recent, but at that point, minor vision changes. She was given a prescription for eye glasses, and noticed improvement. In the weeks that followed, her eyesight seemed to digress, especially noticeable while editing her photography. She made another appointment with another eye doctor on Monday, 2/11, at which time they referred her to see a specialist. On Tuesday morning, Ashley went to see a specialist at KU. They kept her for testing all day and gave her steroid shots in her eyes to help with the inflammation. The doctor released Ashley, with plans to follow up the next day for additional tests, etc, however they called her later that evening and asked her to get admitted to KU to start treatment immediately. The staff at KU has been working around the clock to figure out what is causing Ashley’s issues, as well as focused on stopping any further damage. She’s currently legally blind in her right eye and has about 50% vision in her left eye. She’s experiencing some pain, and words can’t describe the emotional toll this is having.
After a full week inpatient at KU Med, many tests and procedures, the medical teams have come to a possible diagnosis and are working towards starting treatment for Sarcoidosis, an autoimmune disease. Due to the extended hospital stay, and many doctors involved, there will be extensive medical bills. With Ashley’s passion and career in photography, the future of her being able to return to work is currently unknown. We know that many of you have reached out for ways to help Ashley & her family during this time. If you are able, please contribute to this GoFundMe to assist with the medical bills and other unforeseen expenses in their future.
Ashley and Mike are so grateful for the outpouring of prayers, love and support from their community. It truly means the world to them and is providing them so much strength during this impossible time. Please keep the prayers coming!
Thank you for your continued love & support ~
The Mizell & McCombs families
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