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Emergency Care for our son Kainoa

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Hi all I’m Tristan, mother of Kainoa. I am reaching out to request any financial assistance available to help us navigate these next few months while we do everything in our power to get Kainoa healthy and strong.

Up until the last few weeks, Kai has been a healthy, strong 18 year old young man in his first year of college. Suddenly over the span of a week very concerning symptoms began to surface, including slurred speech, difficulty balance, numbness in legs, and double vision. We immediately brought him to the doctor, which then turned to being hospitalized immediately. The neurologist ran all the tests, fluids, MRI, Spinal tap. We received the devastating news that there is quite a bit of demyelination in his brain, which is what Multiple Sclerosis does. The MRI shows both scarring and new lesions. This means he’s likely had an MS flare up undetected before now. Immediate course of action to halt this flare up is underway, however we are now being set up with specialist at either Stanford or UCSF. The beginning of this journey we are now on, will be the most important part. We don’t know what we face moving forward. The most important task is to heal the damage that has already occurred as fast as possible and control any more relapses. There is still much unknown. What we do know is, Kai will won’t be able to go back to school yet, we will have to cancel this semester . He’s currently suffering debilitating motor function and chronic fatigue. He cannot walk well, nor drive. At this moment he does require supervision as he’s in a vulnerable state.

Mathieu has been working out of town weekdays for the past year and will need to be able to mostly stay home until we are onto the next phase of Kai’s healing. Our life as a family of four, requires both of our incomes to literally just keep things afloat. As many of you know we lost everything in a wild fire in 2020 in the middle of a pandemic where we barely working. We don’t have a cushion to fall back on. Thankfully medical insurance will cover his allopathic treatments, however it won’t cover us taking off work to tend to these appointments in the city, nor any of the many reputable natural remedies. So we humbly ask you for any donations (no amount is too small) to help us get through this most difficult period so we can focus all our energies on Kainoa’s healing. I will make updates along the way.

Please pray in whatever way is authentic to you, for his brain to heal completely and for him to be able to get back to living his life as soon as possible.
Thank you so much from our families hearts to yours~ The St.Germain Family



  • Mike Musgrove
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  • Paul Armstrong
    • $250 
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  • Dorian Schraner
    • $50 
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  • Kelly Mayhugh
    • $100 
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  • Ronald Denison
    • $100 
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Tristan St.Germain
Santa Rosa, CA

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