My name is David Ostrovsky. Six years ago I had a very active and normal life. I had a job, I went to school and I used to excersise everyday.
From one day to the next it all changed. I could no longer walk or talk.
I went to a dozen doctors and I kept hearing different diagnosis, all of them wrong. In the meantime, my condition continued to worsen to the point of almost losing my hearing.
I had to do my own research to eventually find out what was wrong with me. I contrated LYME DISEASE.
How did I get it? I went for a run in the woods in New Jersey one morning and I got bit by a deer tick that gave me Lyme disease. It's as crazy and unexpected as it sounds. From one day to the next everything changed.
I went back to my home country in Argentina, but the desease is completely unknown there so it was very hard to get treatment. I started coming back to the US for treatment, and over the past six years I've been working hard to get better.
The treatment works! I went from being in a wheelchair to being able to walk, slowly start working again, and I was able to get a dog who's my inseparable companion and helps me get better everyday.
The problem is that the treatment is VERY EXPENSIVE, and as I ran out of money I was forced to stop it. The biggest problem is not only that I can't continue recovering, but in some aspects I'm regressing and suffering from pain and other problems.
I'm asking for your help to continue treatment and have a chance to get better for good. The doctors say that because I have been responding well to treatment, I have good chances to get back to my normal life, but the longer I wait the harder it will be.
I have dedicated every second of my life and every dollar I have to get better. The improvements keep me going and with your help I can finally get my life back.
Anything helps. Even the smallest of donations gets me closer to my goal, as well as helping me share my story with others.
Thank you for your time in visiting my page and reading my story.