Help for Urgent Spinal Medical Cost


21801940_1498433[phone redacted]_funddescriptionMany of my friends, family, and church members are aware of the struggle that I have been having with my spine. I have 5 herniated discs in my lower spine and two in my neck. My spine is so degenerated (meaning there is very little cartilage) over the past year I managed to use all of my savings for two treatments, I had an an MRI done two weeks ago and some of the cartilage is rebonding to my discs, which is wonderful, Unfortunately I got denied by Obama care bc my income is too low and there is a current two year wait for medicare. Treatments are my last hope....Again,  it is working and is my only hope. Being 30 years old surgeons tell me that if I do any more damage to my back I'll lose the function in my legs, my age is also why I'm a terrible candidate for the standard treatment of a spinal fusion, that and the fact there are so many effected levels. As it is I daily suffer with extreme pain, I fight to get up in the morning, it's a struggle just to shower. I can no longer drive because I don't know when/if my legs could fail working. I desperately need help and I need to get these treatments completed. If someone can only donate a dollar or two every little bit of help would mean the world to me. if you can't afford to donate please just keep me in your prayers, I need all the help I can get. Thank you all for anything you may be able help with, it is greatly appreciated. The MRI below is the most recent and was taken 6/14/17. Healthy discs have white cartilage in them and space between vertebrae. My lower discs are almost completely depleted of cartilage and three of the discs have herniated badly into the spinal nerve. There's also one more disc at bottom that has compacted and didn't fit into the picture. I have been advised by numerous surgeons that the only viable surgical option would be a 4 level fusion. If I did this I would have the possibility of reduced pain for 6-8 years then the rest of my spine would blow out from the additional pressure of the fusion. When a disc is fused you lose all flexibility in that section and it no longer absorbs impact from your movements, for this reason a multilevel fusion would result in The rest of the discs in my spine (The ones that look/are relatively healthy now, degrading and blowing out. The picture at the top of this page shows how far my L5-S1 has pushed into my spinal nerve. The picture below is another view from the same MRI session showing the degeneration. Any funds raised above my goal or unused in my treatment will be donated to a worthy charity.
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  • Caitlin Taube 
    • $50 
    • 43 mos
  • Charles Ruegger 
    • $20 
    • 43 mos
  • Sharon Burgess 
    • $100 
    • 43 mos
  • Chad Brodsky 
    • $150 
    • 43 mos
  • Cynthia Litchfield 
    • $100 
    • 43 mos
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Organizer and beneficiary

Sarah Nelson 
Organizer
Londonderry, NH
Sally Nelson 
Beneficiary
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