Help Donna heal

I had Polio when I was 18 months old, I had to learn how to walk again and had a steel bar on my shoes to straighten my legs. As I grew I got stronger, I never thought about having polio for years. When I was in my fifties my left foot started hurting and getting Neuopathy. I  didn't know why, I am not a diabetic and the Doctors couldn't find out why I had Neuropathy. 
I was always strong and fast at work, in fact I had a person once tell me I was to efficient, I didn't know that was possible.
As time went on my my right foot also started getting Neuropathy and it started to go through my body even at times my head started to tingle. I had a MRI and tests done. The conclusion is that I have Post Polio Syndrome, this condition comes years after having Polio.
My Doctor sent me to a Specialist at U of M, the Specialist told me there is nothing that can be done and I should get a cane. I was devastated. I had always been so fast and strong, now I find that I am falling alot and at times walking like a drunken sailor especially in the mornings. 
After researching Post Polio it seems these symptoms will continue to worsen, especially if I get cold,  stressed or sick. If I get cold I have to lay in bed with a heated blanket for about a hour before the cold/pain goes away.
I have also found a treatment for the Neuropathy, a low pressure Hyperbaric Therapy with Peripheral Neuropathy Therapy Treatment. 
I can have these treatments here in Traverse City, it is going to cost 7375.00, I paid for 1 Treatment and I have to tell you I felt pretty good for a couple days. I know that money is tight and if you can't afford to help maybe you could share this with others. Thank you!

Donations

  • BONNIE MAGINITY 
    • $20 
    • 7 mos
  • Sheila Dinger 
    • $20 
    • 7 mos
  • Kim Petzler 
    • $90 
    • 7 mos
  • Kimberley Howey 
    • $25 
    • 7 mos
  • James Haley  
    • $25 
    • 7 mos
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Organizer

Donna Ullom 
Organizer
Traverse City, MI
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