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BreAnn Ahara

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With a heavy heart, we have decided to reach out to you our friends and family to help this young, struggling family in crisis. 

BreAnn Ahara is a woman who, at 33, found her life as she knew it to be over.  The once vibrant, independent, business owner and mother of 3 is now essentially incapacitated with no definitive diagnosis, treatment plan, hope or end in sight.  She's seen dozens of doctors and had numerous hospital stays.  She's been living in chronic, torturous pain and growing weary.  Her husband, Rikio, has taken over caring for their 3 daughters (10, 7, 6), their household, working full time, and caring for her like a rock star.  There is still a huge financial deficit to be covered with her much-needed and life-saving medical treatments that are not covered by insurance.  

Her pain is chronic and widespread and she cannot even care for herself with the simplest of tasks.  Pain medication doesn't even begin to alleviate the chronic pain.  Her body is being taken over by new and unknown sickness/disease/ailments that doctors are baffled by and referring her to specialists that her insurance won't cover.   Every time a medical professional seems to have some semblance of an answer, it ends up being a dead-end and she's left discouraged and still in chronic pain.  

The life that she knew has been stripped away to where she's almost completely bedridden, relying on caregivers for help constantly.  

We are
1. reaching out for emotional support for this family in a heart-breaking crisis https://www.caringbridge.org/visit/breannahara 

2. asking anyone who can, to please consider donating any amount possible to aid with the mounting medical bills and costs of trying to stay afloat as a family of 5 after losing an income and gaining medical debts.

A note from Megan:  Many of you have been surprised that she's suffering so much despite "those cute pics of her on facebook".  There have been a couple of days a month - A COUPLE - here and there where she's been able to somewhat get herself out of bed and put on lipstick to feel human again and show up outside of her home and into the world around her.  These moments have been few and far between, and she's often needed to rest in bed for days afterward just to recover from attempting to walk around.  Lately, she hasn't even been able to get out of bed unassisted.  Lately her world has been closing in on her even more and leaving her bedridden and alone.  It's torturous for me (her friend) to have to write that truth down, but I think it's important that we share this harsh truth with all of you so you're aware how desperate the situation truly is.  WE NEED TO GET HER BETTER!

With so much love and gratitude,

Megan (friend), Coco (mother) & Melissa (sister)

Organizer and beneficiary

Colletta Kirtley
Costa Mesa, CA
BreAnn Ahara

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