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Help Walton Family Fight Chronic Lyme Disease

Sarah has found a promising treatment for the debilitating chronic form of Lyme Disease that she and her children have been battling for the past number of years and it is right here in the Chicagoland area! But she needs our help! Many who know and love Sarah and her precious family have sought ways to help them practically and prayed fervently for the Lord to direct their path to a healing solution for Sarah and for each member of the Walton family suffering with the effects of Lyme Disease.   Many of us are eager to get behind this family in the tangible way of raising the funds for Sarah's treatment which is cost prohibitive for their family at this time.  

Please consider giving a gift of any size to cover the cost of the treatment for Sarah which is scheduled to begin on October 15th.

Thank you so very much for every donation no matter how large or small!  And please help get the word out by sharing my link to your Facebook Timeline!

Below Sarah tells her story for anyone reading this that is not familiar with her family's struggle with Chronic Lyme Disease:

"It’s been over ten years since the normal trials of life became all consuming and disorienting for our family. Though I (Sarah) have been sick for most of my life with unidentifiable problems, it wasn’t until our first child was born that we began down a road we never expected. Over the course of a couple of years, severe behavioral/neurological behaviors began to emerge in our son in ways that seemed to threaten our very ability to care for him. A multitude of doctors were unable to offer answers, while growing financial burdens placed increasing strain on our family.  

Meanwhile, my own health deteriorated until it reached a point that I could barely function. In addition to our oldest son's struggles, we saw each of our four children growing sicker in various ways.  In time I was diagnosed with Chronic Lyme Disease, which I had unknowingly passed on to each of our children. This had led to neurological problems, joint pain, stomach pain, anxiety, short-term memory issues, night terrors, etc. As a mom, trying to care for 4 children with constant discomforts and high needs, it has felt overwhelming, especially as I struggle with my own extreme fatigue, discomfort, digestive issues, and neurological challenges each day.  

The most discouraging thing about this disease is that most treatments and doctors are not covered by insurance. Thus, we have spent tens of thousands of dollars each year out of pocket, going from doctor to doctor, and often feeling as though we’re making little measurable progress. 

Because our income can no longer cover the medical and dietary expenses for our family, we have been unable to do many needed tests and have had to limit treatments to almost nothing. The result is that our symptoms are growing worse and we have reached a point of desperation. 

Multiple doctors have recommended a more intensive treatment for me that doesn’t just kill harmful bacteria and other things that are attacking my body, but also rebuilds the immune system, helping my body to work the way it should, While this treatment offers us great hope, it is a large commitment both financially and time wise. 
 
Money raised would go toward a  5-week treatment that begins in mid-October and includes: every day for the first three weeks, and alternating days for the last two. Treatment involves a combination of intravenous ozone, colloidal silver, bags of nutrients, and glutathione (a detox agent). It seems that many of the lead doctors on Lyme's disease are in agreement that this has proven to be the most effective treatment long term.

Any additional donations beyond the treatment for Sarah, would be put towards childcare during these appointments, along with further testing and treatments for our other children. Our family is clinging to the truth that God has a purpose in allowing this great trial and will somehow carry us through, as dark as things seem at this time. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts to anyone who serves us in this incredibly tangible way. We don’t deserve or expect anything, but we will be forever grateful for your generosity toward us. In the end, we pray that God will be glorified through our trials and trust that he will either move this mountain or carry us over it in his perfect timing and way. "

Gratefully,

Jeff and Sarah Walton and family

Donations (0)

  • Anonymous 
    • $60 
    • 3 mos
  • Lee S 
    • $60 
    • 6 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • $50 
    • 6 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • $60 
    • 7 mos
  • Deborah Stone 
    • $30 
    • 7 mos

Organizer and beneficiary 

Cheryl Hubbard Leitgeb 
Organizer
Palatine, IL
Sarah Walton 
Beneficiary
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