Most times, with a diagnosis, there is a plan of care soon to follow. With Lyme Disease however, time is your enemy and if it is not treated quickly, many symptoms become chronic and can lead to neurological damage and damage to the heart, which is the case for Summer. At 5'9" tall and 114 lbs. she is no longer absorbing nutrients from her food, has difficulty fighting off other illnesses and infections due to an extremely low white blood cell count and she is sicker than ever. In addition, because Summer most likely contracted the disease sometime during her pregnancy, her six year old daughter began showing symptoms of the disease and was diagnosed as well, having contracted it in utero.
New treatments have been discovered and are proving to be promising for others with advanced Lyme disease. Unfortunately, they are expensive, not covered by most insurance, and Summer's family has depleted all of their savings just trying to get a diagnosis. Summer is currently unable to work and now her family is faced with a mountain of medical bills. If she and her daughter are to receive any further treatment, there are more bills to come. These treatments are their only hope and they currently have no way to pay for them.
Summer is one of the kindest, most loving, and giving individuals I have ever known and is a blessing in the lives of all who have the good fortune to meet her. I have created this page to help fund treatment for her and the daughter that she loves more than life itsself. I also want to raise awareness about this debilitating disease to help others who may be facing this diagnosis or are still trying to get a proper diagnosis. If you would like more information on Lyme Disease, please visit http://www.lyme-disease-testing.com/lyme_chronic.html In the meantime, please give what you can and share this page on social media! Any amount helps and is GREATLY appreciated.
- Russ & Donna Gilpatrick
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