Friends, we need your help! Early June, Yesmeen’s L5/S1 disc ruptured out of the blue putting severe compression on her sciatic nerve. Her excruciating nerve sensation began on the left side all the way to her foot with sharp shooting pain, tingling, numbess and muscular dystrophy . The slightest movement triggers the nerve pain all down her body.
She has spent thousands out of pocket on a variety of therapies including acupuncture, chiropractic adjustments, transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation, dry needling, cupping, cryotherapy, leg compression, infrared sauna sessions and therapeutic massage. She was prescribed an oral steroid in June and had a severe allergic reaction to it! Most recently, she drove 6 hours round trip for a second lumbar epidural injection (each $600) and it also didn’t work. She needs surgery ASAP and it’s going to cost $22,000 plus 4-6 weeks without working, bending, lifting, twisting.
(Yesmeen's allergic reaction to the oral steroid, blisters from head to stomach)
She isn’t even ABLE to purchase health insurance until the open-enrollment period which begins in November and wouldn’t take effect until Jan 2019. Her case is SEVERE and the longer she has to wait the more permanent her nerve damage becomes. Since June, all surgeon consults, MRI’s, X-rays she has paid out of pocket and she is emotionally, mentally, physically and financially crushed.
Yesmeen is one of the strongest women I know and has a hard time asking for help so we have stepped in. She quit her job in 2014 to follow a call to go volunteer around the world serving on 6 different projects for 6 months by herself! Check out her Blog to watch her TEDx talk! www.YesmeensPurposeProject.com
She is really struggling and desperate for relief so she can have her life back and does a damn good job hiding it behind her smile but her eyes can’t hide it. She is hurting and her limping gets worse daily. She is doing her best to push through each work shift to try to save for the 4-6 weeks she will need to recover. Per her last consultation, she was told that she has lost almost 75% of the strength on her left side and she can’t feel the left half of her left foot and 3 toes are numb and ice cold.
This is a person who gives so much to others. Let’s be of service to someone else. Every little bit counts. Lets do this everyone! Let’s help Yesmeen get surgery ASAP!!
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