Hope for Healing for Kitty Harvey

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My name is Dale Harvey and my mother Kathleen Harvey was diagnosed with Parkinson's disease a couple years ago.  Her symptoms developed rapidly and confused the doctors for quite sometime, prolonging the diagnosis and any potential treatment she may have received. Once the diagnosis came it was devastating for her and rightfully so as nobody should have to endure this debilitating illness. It wasn't known until recently however that what she had was considered A-TYPICAL Parkinson's. The various symptoms she was experiencing were not the common manifestations of the disease i.e. tremors and her response to the Sinemet (Dopamine Promoter) indicated the prognosis to not be that of your "garden variety" Parkinson's.  Thus,  treatment options are limited.  Breakthrough procedures such as D.B.S (deep brain stimulation) which is a neurosurgical procedure are not available to her.   After much research we have determined that Stem Cell therapy has made incredible advancements and is becoming more and more of a viable option for those with few.  It can provide HOPE to a situation that needs all it can get.  Not only for my mom but for anyone struggling with a multitude of illnesses. However, the stem cell therapy and treatments are not particularly inexpensive depending upon whether you are staying in this country or going elsewhere ( like Costa Rica or Mexico) the costs can range from $7,500 all the way to $25k +.  At this point in time the treatments are not covered by any insurance or medicare making the full amount out of pocket.  We don't know if it will help but we have faith and most importantly HOPE for a better future not only for my mom but for all those suffering from neurodegenerative diseases. My goal is to help raise this money for my mom to give her a chance at not just surviving but living through this. I am also in the beginning stages of my plan to start a non-profit foundation that will be based on hope. We will provide sources of information on research and development of new treatments and ways to improve the overall quality of life for those in need with ATYPICAL and typical Parkinson's disease.  So be on the lookout for the ATYPICAL PARKINSON'S PROJECT !!! This will be the most important thing I have to and will do in my life and my mom, Kitty, who you all know and love deserves this chance.  So please if you've ever known anyone that has lived with this or any neurological disorder and you feel like giving any amount helps immensely.  Any amount over our goal will go directly to the foundations upstart and furthering research into this mysterious illness. Thank you for your consideration and please always remember to not take the little things for granted... someday simply talking, eating and breathing can become something of much travail. 
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Orangevale, CA
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