Help Bernice get treatment for Lupu

Bernice is a wife and mother of 2 children. She has suffered from Lupus for 15+ years and has been told there is no cure by the American medical establishment. There are 3 clinics in the world that offer treatment for Lupus; Germany, Australia, and Mexico. She and her family have chosen the Rubio Cancer Center in Tijuana, Mexico.

This treatment can reduce or Lord willing cure her struggle with this cruel disease that controls her life in many ways. She will spend 4 weeks at the clinic and will return with some home treatment. Then she will need to return to Tijuana, Mexico for 1-2 follow-ups in the following 3-6 months after her treatment.

This in NOT experimental and has high success rate.

She and her family will need to raise 100% of the treatment cost because their insurance said they will not cover it because it is considered “elective” there is “no cure”. And any additional funds will be used for travel and follow up appointments.

Cost is approximately $40,000

What is Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE)?                                                                                                                   It is an autoimmune disease in which the body’s immune system mistakenly attacks healthy tissue in many parts of the body. The mechanism involves an immune response by autoantibodies against a person’s own tissue. These are most commonly anti-nuclear antibodies and they result in inflammations. Symptoms vary between people and may be mild to severe. Common symptoms include painful swollen joints, fever, chest pain, hair loss, multiple mouth ulcers, swollen lymph nodes, extreme fatigue, and red rash or skin pigment that most commonly appears on the face and or chest. Other symptoms like weak spells, severe brain fog, and shortness of breath are all very common. Often there are periods of illness, called flares, and periods of remission during which there are few symptoms. Flares are triggered by stress, cold, sickness, or over dong it. There are many more flare triggers which depend on the individual.

Life expectancy is lower among people with SLE. SLE significantly increases the risk of cardiovascular disease with this being the most common cause of death. Pregnancies are at much higher risk and the average life span of a person with “controlled” SLE is 65 years of age.

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  • Ruth Hennigh 
    • $100 
    • 23 mos
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    • $400 
    • 26 mos
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Organizer and beneficiary

Laura Wagner-Miller 
Organizer
Annville, PA
Bernice Copenhaver 
Beneficiary
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