Dani Searles has always been the wild child. Beautiful, fearless, motivated, goal-oriented, smart, you name it, it's Dani. But for the past 2 years, at 23 years old, Dani has been struck by an illness called Multiple Sclerosis (MS).
MS is an auto immune disease that eats away at the protective covering of the nerves, causing them to essentially malfuntion and not work properly. It all started when Dani noticed she wasnt able to go to the bathroom. She would have to go to the hospital in order for them to empty her bladder which was causing major damage to her kidneys. As time went on, it progressively got worse. Dani was losing feeling in her legs, she would be put on oxygen along with the intense pain she was getting from her nerves being damaged. It took them a year and a half to properly diagonse Dani because her symptoms are becoming so severe so fast. When you have MS, you can expereince what are called "relapses" which is when your MS starts to act up. Some people with MS can live a normal day to day life with the right medications but others, like in Danis case, expereince relapses so frequently, its impossible to be anywhere but in bed or in a hospital.
The most recent relapse has left Dani wheelchair bound. The normal day to day tasks are impossible for her. She is on 24 hour oxygen, she has an PT OT visit her house along with a home heath aide nurse to make sure she is taken care of. Her nurse can do 4 visits a week before she has to be paid out of pocket. They are essentially just making Dani comfortable but not figuring out why these relapses are getting worse and why they are becoming so frequent.
Dani has one final option at treatment and its the Mayo Clinic in Flordia. There, they will hopefully find out what is ultimately causing the attacks and find the disease responsible because the doctors here dont have a clue.
Dani has not been able to work for the last 2 years and with that, all of her bills are mounting up. Her parents are trying to provide for her the best they can but are also falling on hard times. She was denied disablilty and has gotten a lawyer to find out why. Dani is trying to keep up good spirits but its been hard when everything is going against her.
This Gofundme will provide Dani with the funds to go to the Mayo Clinic to get the treatment she needs and to help with the mounting medical bills.
Please donate, share, and keep Dani in your thoughts! Shes always been a fighter but battling such a hard disease at so young is difficult. She need as much support as possible!
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