Help Emily Get Medical Treatment

I started this fundraiser for my daughter Emily Sewick Potratz to help her pay for her ongoing medical expenses. 
As you may (or may not) know, Emily was diagnosed with Late Stage Neurological Lyme Disease along with several other infections. Unfortunately it took too many years to get a correct diagnosis and the infections did a lot of damage and have led to more health complications. Which makes treatment very difficult. 
Emily is one of the strongest, hard working and determined people I know. When she sets a goal, she never gives up! Even after getting sick and having to take a medical leave from college, she was able to go back and graduate and then able to work full time again. She got married and started running again, even doing a half marathon! 
But now she has relapsed again and has to undergo more tests and treatment. Unfortunately most of the treatments are not covered by health insurance.  That is why I am asking for help for her (because she wouldn't ask herself). It breaks my heart to see my child, a beautiful young woman, barely able to function day to day. She needs help to pay for the doctors, tests and medications she needs to put this disease in remission! 
We appreciate any donation you can give her, big or small. But if you are unable to give a monetary donation please send her your love, support and prayers! And please share, share, share this with everyone you can on Facebook & Twitter :) 
Thank you so much!! 


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  • Carrie Stepp 
    • $50 
    • 46 mos
  • Katie Hays 
    • $50 
    • 50 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • $100 
    • 50 mos
  • Melissa Plagge 
    • $50 
    • 51 mos
  • Jess Mccauley 
    • $50 
    • 52 mos
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Organizer and beneficiary

Laurie Bentley Christeson 
Stanhope, IA
Emily Potratz 

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