Judi has struggled with kidney infections since 2016, when she had a tumor removed from her right kidney. Due to repeated kidney infections and severe pain, doctors removed Judi's right kidney in January of 2020. Since then, Judi has been hospitalized 16 times due to chronic kidney infections, dehydration, severe dizziness, and low blood counts.
Judi has also been diagnosed with Post-Polio Syndrome. She had polio as a two-year-old—even though she had been immunized. At the time, Judi and her parents were living in Honduras as missionaries.
Judi's condition was so severe that doctors in Michigan felt they were unable to help her, and suggested that she go to the Cleveland Clinic. An Infectious Disease doctor at the Cleveland Clinic has diagnosed Judi with Loin Pain-Hematuria Syndrome (LPHS). This is a very rare syndrome with debilitating pain that affects the kidney. There is no cure for her disease, but some treatments can help manage the pain.
And while Judi has already been diagnosed with both Post-Polio Syndrome and LPHS, doctors still believe Judi has undiagnosed issues that require further hospitalizations and attention from more specialists.
This brings us to Judi and Chris’s immediate need. Judi has been admitted to the hospital three times since the end of November. Her health insurance will no longer cover any more expenses at the Cleveland Clinic. Because of this, Judi is considered a cash patient and must pay one-half of the charges up front. She has seen two specialists and the doctors want her to see three more. These specialists charge $700 each, which means Judi must come up with $350 to see each specialist. Judi has said she can’t see them because of the cost—she and Chris do not have the money for the specialists or for any further treatment required.
We are prayerfully asking for your help. Please donate to Judi Eberline Arndt through GoFundMe. Our goal is $10,000. All money donated will directly assist Judi with ongoing pain management treatment and medical expenses related to future diagnoses and treatments. Thank you.
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