Help improve life for Jeanne Uelk Champion

Jeanne Uelk Champion is an amazing woman; always upbeat , cheerful, and supportive of all regardless of what is happening to her. She is mom to three amazing kids, one of which is a Chinese adoptee. Several years ago Jeanne underwent spinal surgery, and damage was done that has led to increasing pain and lack of mobility. It led to her developing CRPS, short for complex regional pain syndrome. It presents as limb pain, swelling and limited range of motion that also involves changes to the skin and bones. CRPS pain is ranked to be higher than childbirth, amputation and cancer. It doesn't stop at a limb but spreads throughout the body. Currently, there is no cure and studies are limited. She is trying any and all treatments to ease the pain but these are expensive and sometimes not covered by insurance. They generally  involve multiple visits before there is any relief for her. So far what little relief she may feel has proven to be temporary. As of now one of her best options are ketamine infusion treatments. These cost approximately $900 per treatment and they are ongoing. Jeanne is always looking for new studies to be a part of. These studies are not part of any insurance plan and she is expected to pay out of pocket for any incurred expenses. .Most times travel to even be considered for the studies is required, which is painful and sometimes impossible without means to see to her comfort.
Jeanne is currently housebound for the most part, and is predominantly in bed, as even being in a wheelchair for more than a few hours at a time is agony. Jeanne's lack of mobility means more equipment in order for her to get around. What is covered by insurance has a high copay to go along with it and often there is no coverage.  She no longer works and the family's lack of income is draining them financially and emotionally. Her husband Pat is their sole support and is working really hard to take care of everything but it is proving impossible to do. Jeanne and her family need help desperately right now to not only fund her expenses to get to where studies are to offer her some help and relief but to get by on a day to day basis.www.facty.com/crps

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  • Stephanie Clawson 
    • $50 
    • 13 mos
  • Livia Konkel  
    • $100 
    • 13 mos
  • Sheila Bennett 
    • $25 
    • 13 mos
  • Jennifer Wilson Pines 
    • $20 
    • 14 mos
  • Leslie Farrell 
    • $25 
    • 14 mos
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Organizer and beneficiary

Jodie Rapp 
Organizer
Coatesville, PA
Jeanne Uelk Champion 
Beneficiary
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