Carla's get my brain back fund

My life has been a series of start and stops and starting over much like other people's I would assume. I took care of my dying husband for the long and slow debilitating event that was 10 years of my life. I had finally sold our house in North Florida and had moved in with my mother and gone back to school - no more waitressing - Chinese medicine - put my newfound medical knowledge to good use. I was 1 year in with 2 to go and it was so hard but I was doing it. Last February I had this horrible headache - and so began my nightmare - it was a vascular malformation - in my brain - and 3 hospitals and 2 ambulance rides later life saving brain surgery.
I had had a stroke. I am now a post stroke patient. In addition to over $350,000 medical debt that I am still appealing with the hospitals and insurance company to get resolved, I am told I need hyperbaric oxygen treatments to help with turning on the section of my brain that is affected - short term memory, emotions and behaviors. My hypothalamus, which means no more school for me and relationships are challenging. I'm being taken care of by my 76 year old mother and it should be the other way around.
The hyperbaric oxygen treatments are around $175 - $255 a pop and my neurologist told me I needed at least 40 treatments to start and probably 40 more treatments after that and insurance doesn't cover this treatment for post stroke patients at this time.
All money received would go to hyperbaric treatments and my rehabilitation. Thank you.


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Carla Stevens 
Wellington, FL
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