My name is Christine Fortescue Borusiewicz I am organizing this page to raise funds for my very ill daughter Jess Zanandrea who has Lyme disease along with co-infections. I feel like I'm slowly watching my daughter fade before my eyes, quite literally with dramatic weight loss. This disease has turned Jess's life and family upside down, at a rapid rate my girl is becoming so sick & my two grandsons need their mummy to be well again.
Jess is suffering with extreme pain in her joints muscles and bones,extreme fatigue, excruciating headaches, organ damage, major autoimmune issues - these are just a few of a very long list of symptoms. She spends a lot of time so sick she's bed ridden. Jess's legs have begun to hurt so badly some days its a real struggle to walk.
This information is not something Jess wanted to share but has come to the realization of needing help to get well. I'm terrified for my daughter , son in-law and grandsons of what their future may hold if we don't get on top of this fast. We believe she's had this a very long time due to her test results, and over recent years has become so unwell because of such a late stage diagnosis.
Australia does not recognize Lyme disease, tick born illness's or their devastating co-infections ( meaning hospitals, medicare and health insurances) There is no funding and barely a specialist who can help - other than run blood tests which are then sent to America, as the testing facilities in this country are very inadequate ,Thank goodness for a well known Doctor in the Lymes field Jess is now getting the information she needs about where treatment exists.
After months of research we thought we had discovered a clinic in Germany unfortunately with further research and consultation doctors here advise against treatment until Jess is in better health and her immune system has been restored to an acceptable level , even then one treatment is not enough unfortunately this is not the quick fix we had so hoped for . It's now back to another specialist for a strict regime of medication & diet etc which has been working for other sufferers in Australia .
This is just so hard in a country that is so far behind in tick born illness , we will keep up the fight and pray for a vast improvement in Jess's health and well being as treatment and time progresses .
I would like to thank everyone of you who have contributed to the Go Fund Me page so far , your generosity has been amazing and is a huge help toward the ongoing costs , all that matters now is to cure my girl of this dreadful disease.
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