Help my Friend with her medical bills!

My sweetest friend, Cherie Schmidt has been though a lot this year. She has tested positive for high ANA which reveals an autoimmune disease that they are still trying to narrow down to what specific one. With that she has  tested positive for both Raynaud’s phenomenon and Erythromelalgia which are opposite of each other and rare to have both. Raynaud’s being sensitivity to cold and the other being sensitivity to the heat.
Cryoglobulinemia is the blood disorder she tested positive for connected to the autoimmune disease. It is extremely rare and she was sent to mayo to get a bunch of tests done. It’s basically that she has abnormal proteins in her blood that gel up and clump together in cold temperatures restricting blood flow to certain organs and can cause organ failure and tissue damage.
Apart from the autoimmune stuff they found a couple different neuropathy’s she has and have more test on this to see how my reflexes are since she is showing decreases reflexes on her left side. She has upper extremities vasospasms and blood clots and they believe she has blogging clot disease as well. She has an antinuclear antibody in her blood often connected to blood cancer.. so I she has to get blood drawn every three months to see if those antibodies increase in time. She also tested positive for endometriosis. So I want to give her the most amazing gift for Christmas to help her with her crazy medical bills!


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Amanda Woodbury 
Ankeny, IA
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