ashley's healing fund

As many of you know I have been navigating some pretty intense health issues since late last year. Right around thanksgiving I broke out in some very serious rashes on my lips- these rashes moved to my neck, throat, armpits and belly button, before moving back up to my eyes and making a home in different areas of my face.

As soon as these physical symptoms began manifesting I started to seek out healing from  different acupuncturists and herbalists- they treated me for cold sores, parasites, worms, and so many other things...that i literally cannot remember now!  I have been on some very intense protocols (even tried turpentine), tried a 10 day juice cleanse, every cream you could think of and over the course of these last 9-10 months I have spent thousands of dollars trying anything and everything in hopes that it would help me heal. 

Through this journey I have run into several extremely stressful situations, that I am sure have exacerbated my symptoms. Breakups, job changes, and my rescue Pomeranian, Lady, getting  severely attacked by a friends dog. 

In the last few months I have experienced an incredible decline- I am no longer able to enjoy the normal things that I once could. It is difficult for me to go to the gym, to clean, go grocery shopping or be in large groups, to feel safe going out for more than an hour on my own, or even going out to be with friends. My world has definitely been getting smaller.

Current symptoms that are manifesting: an intense rash covering my face, extreme fatigue that is keeping me in bed for days at a time, sever muscle weakness and explainable pain, embarrassingly intense brain fog, tingling and numbness in my extremities, shortness of breath, dizziness and lightheartedness, low-grade fever, sore throat, and flu like feelings. 

I am now working with a handful of medical doctors and running into a lot of mystery and unknown around what is going on- although I do feel that we are getting closer to a real knowing. I have insurance, with a $7,000 deductible  and up until now, I have been working even though I have been extremely unwell. At this point, I am finally surrendering. I don't think I have been completely honest with the level of severity of what is happening in my body and really over extending myself in many ways to avoid feeling and facing the reality of what is happening. 

This financial support would help alleviate stress (which is the number one activator to these autoimmune disorders) while I am unable to work and actively generate an income. I would be using these funds to pay for doctors visits and help reach my deductible as I am not sure what the future holds. It will help in purchasing the many,many supplements I have to take to help heal, and for the day to day costs of living, which I have a very low overhead, minus groceries. 

other ways that you can contribute to my healing/// prayers!!!, visualizing me healthy, smiling, doing the things I love!!, funny and uplifting text messages, massage, reiki, smoothies, groceries (vegan, organic, raw, unprocessed), flowers, short visits, hugs, matcha teas and juice from squeeze<3
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    • $100 
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    • $15 
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    • $10 
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    • $50 
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  • Mary Barrett 
    • $40 
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Organizer

Ashley Smith 
Organizer
St. Petersburg, FL
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