Helping T

For the past couple of years we have noticed that Terrapin was exhibiting symptoms of OCD.  The onset of these symptoms came after the tragic death of his favorite uncle, and after seeing a therapist, we attributed it to that.  It was manageable and hardly affecting his daily life.  Last year, as his symptoms became more noticeable and it began affecting his daily life, it became obvious that it was more than a mild case of OCD.  We have finally been put in touch with a doctor that specializes in auto-immune diseases, and we are getting him treatments for PANDAS, which affects the immune system and brain function.  Currently Terrapin has inflammation in the brain that we are trying to manage.

As Terrapin receives on-going treatment that the insurance will not cover, our medical bills are becoming unmanageable.  In order for Terrapin to have these procedures we have to pay up front, so we've had to delay some of them due to a lack of funds.  It is crucial and necessary he has these treatments done before he's 18.  The sooner we can act and get him what he needs the better his chances will be for a full-recovery.  The good news about PANDAS is that with proper treatment it does not have to be a lifelong disorder.

If  you are able to donate toward, or "purchase" a procedure we'd be beyond grateful for your support! 

As of now our costs that have not been covered by insurance are: 

Mobile EEG to go (done at home & not covered by insurance) = $2,500
Cunningham Panel = $925
Doctor visits = $1,592
Complete Urine Organic Acid Test (OAT) $309
CDSA Genova $329
Lab for blood work = $451
Blood Draw = $100

*on-going treatments as they arise

With gratitude for your help and care!
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Rachel Christensen 
Burbank, CA
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