Dysautonomia is a medical condition that causes malfunction of the Autonomic Nervous System.  The ANS controls "automatic" functions of our body like:  Heart rate, Blood Pressure, Temperature, Digestion.  Without warning Rosanna's heart rate can jump to 170 or dive to 40 and make her pass out.  Her blood pressure is also up and down without any visible cause.  She is ultra sensitive to overheating and has to be proactive about staying cool and hydrated.  Certain flashes of light can send her into an attack.
There is no cure at this time.  It has been a road-map of terror and ER visits for Rosanna to even discover what is going on with her body.  She needs several meds to keep her stable.  And she should be followed closely by specialists like Neurology and Cardiology.
At this moment SHE DOES NOT EVEN HAVE A PRIMARY CARE DOCTOR!  She waits hours on the phone for basic prescription refills or appointment scheduling, only to be told the rx is not available or the next appnt is months away.  This is because our medical care system for poor and self-employed people is VERY BROKEN.
Rosanna was able (barely) to afford Kaiser Insurance when she worked full-time.  Her symptoms (& ER visits) have escalated over the past 2 years, forcing her to cut her work hours.  With constant & exhausting attention to her diet and surroundings, she has been able to make a living with her Housekeeping business.  But she is now not able to afford medical insurance.
WE CAN HELP!  Rosanna doesn't ask for help.  She is so frustrated and embarrassed by her dilemma.  All of us who know her, know that she very much prides herself on helping others and being fiercely independent.  If we can all chip in a little to help her fund monthly payments to get decent Medical Insurance or see a qualified Specialist this would mean SURVIVAL to her.  Some days she seriously wonders if she will wake up!  This is her EVERY MINUTE reality. 


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Organizer and beneficiary

Beth Richards Broad 
Elverta, CA
Rosanna Ayala 
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