Help Julia Heal

Hello, my name isJulia Kinder and I suffer from an extremely painful skin condition called Topical Steroid Withdrawal (TSW) also know as Red Skin Syndrome (RSS). This condition is caused by the use of topical steroid cream on the skin as well as powerful immunosuppressive drugs such as prednisone.
I have always suffered from allergies, eczema and asthma and the use of prescription cream and inhalers was the norm. Most people grow out of their allergies and eczema, but unfortunately I am now 38 and in the worst state of skin health I have ever been in. I have full body eczema, cracked skin that oozes, burning red skin, extreme itching, inability to regulate body temperature and severe inflammation. I have had to stop work because my body could no longer handle the type of work I was doing - I am a caregiver for a young lady with special needs. My job was very physical as I took care of all of her daily needs. I would spend all of my energy caring for someone else and not be able to care for myself when I finished work. So I had to make the tough decision to take a medical leave. I am single and I live on my own and responsible solely to pay all the bills. It is manageable but does not leave any money to pay for the treatment I badly need. I have found a Dr in Vancouver that I believe will be able to help me. He works with traditional Chinese herbs and blends a customized tea for me to drink daily. I could be needing to take the tea for several months to maybe a year depending on how quickly I heal. The cost is $10.50 a day for the tea, plus the expense of driving to Vancouver for appointments and follow ups every few weeks. I put the goal at $5000 to supplement my income and my getting treatment for 6 months. If you can donate $10 then you would be paying for treatment for me for 1 day and even for 1 day I am grateful. I thank every one of you in advance for helping me. This is the hardest thing I've had to go through in my life and asking for help is just as hard. All the money raised will go towards gas and expenses to Vancouver to see the specialist, for the customized tea treatment I will receive. Thank you and if you would like more information on my skin condition, please visit www.itsan.org or http://www.red-skin-syndrome.com.


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Julia Kinder 
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Kelowna, BC
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