Help Alex Battle Ulcerative Colitis

Hello, my name is Alex Wingett. Thank you for your consideration, and taking the time to meet me. I'm suffering from a debilitating chronic disease known as Ulcerative Colitis (UC). There are different levels of this disease and there is no cure. My case is the most severe form, affecting my entire colon, anti inflammatory process, and immune system. UC impacts many other parts of my body as well. I now suffer from painful arthritis in my major joints including my hands, wrists, arms, knees, and back. I'm unable to take over the counter anti-inflammatory medications (NSAIDSs) because it would damage my GI system even further. This means I'm left to suffer from the daily pain as I can't take pain medications that one would typically take to treat joint inflammation.

UC has taken control over my body, and my life. I'm unable to work, no source of income, and have run out of emergency funds.  All of the Gofundme donations I have received to date have previously been spent on my medical treatments. I'd like to give a special thank you to everyone who donated.  Without your sport I wouldn't have made it this far.  Gofundme doesn't reflect my current account balance which is $0.00 as of 3/7/2019.  They show the total amount raised to date. There isn't a way for me to calculate the total amount my treatment will cost, as treatment will be on going for the rest of my life. 

I'm suffering daily from my symptoms and no longer have any quality of life.  I constantly struggle with my disease and the many negative side affects the medications cause me.  I'm recently experiencing joint pains in my shoulder, weakness in my arm, and tingling hand and fingers.

As you can imagine my UC has had a detrimental impact on my mental health. It has caused me to suffer with worsening depression as it has stripped me of my freedom to do the simple things I used to enjoy, including spending time with the ones I love. I used to be an avid hiker, and skateboarder. Before my UC struck I was a dedicated  park volunteer. Worst of all I have lost my best friends and other close relationships as a result. It saddens me to say that I'm now alone in this battle, and am desperate for your help.

I greatly appreciate any contribution and support you can provide. Your donation will help me get the critical ongoing medical treatment I need.  If you're more comfortable helping me in another way e.g groceries,  gas card, gift card or store credit to places like Walmart, Target etc. where I can buy food and basic living essentials, please send me a message. I am optimistic to find an improved treatment plan that works to get my UC under control so it can be better managed for the rest of my life. I continue researching/doing all I can to break the chains of my debilitating UC. Please keep me in your prayers!

Thank you,
Alex Wingett
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Alex Wingett 
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Reston, VA
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