A mother/daughter team who has been through more than any family should ever have to... Imagine never having a break from the struggle of getting healthy & trying to do the day to day things it requires to live. That is their everyday life with no end in sight.
Danae suffers from Fibromyalgia- a progressive disorder that leaves her most days in bed and in constant pain. She, therefore, cannot work because she does not have the energy long enough to work nor can her pain level allow it. Basically, she is ALWAYS in pain. On top of her daily struggle to find a moment of comfort, she has been denied, multiple times, to get disability. At this point, she would need to hire a lawyer to fight for her to receive disability but can't do so because she has no money to hire one...
Judi, her mother, therefore has to be her full-time caregiver... Because Danae requires constant care, Judi can only work part-time, making it extremly difficult to cover everyday living expenses. And if worrying about money isn't stressful enough, Judi was just diagnosed with Breast Cancer and recently found out her lump has doubled in size and will require surgery. (Another expense with money they do not have). Judi has been advised to eliminate stress from her life to help with this battle but how does one do that with the financial situation they daily face? She has committed to eating healthy and remove all toxins as a part of this battle but quickly discovered how expensive eating healthy can be. But how can she afford not to?
So, this is where YOU come in! Partner with us in raising $10,000 to help this struggling family cover the enormous medical and living expenses it takes to fight Breast Cancer & Fibromyalgia... You can make a difference...
Would you commit to donating once a month until Dec 15, 2014? We want to gift Judi & Danae this gift at Christmas to bring joy and peace during this trying time. Pick any amount, $50, $25, $10 a month or per paycheck and donate. Or a one-time donation will also be appreciated. Imagine how your donation will help this family survive during these difficult times. Every penny raised will go straight to helping relieve this family's daily struggle to survive.
For those who prefer to send a check, email me at:
[email redacted] for the mailing address.
This is personal fund raise and not on behalf of a 501(c) 3 (Non-Profit) organization.
PS- here is some more inforamtion on Fibromyalgia
Fibromyalgia (pronounced fy-bro-my-AL-ja) is a common and complex chronic pain disorder that affects people physically, mentally and socially. Fibromyalgia is a syndrome rather than a disease. Unlike a disease, which is a medical condition with a specific cause or causes and recognizable signs and symptoms, a syndrome is a collection of signs, symptoms, and medical problems that tend to occur together but are not related to a specific, identifiable cause.
Fibromyalgia is characterized by chronic widespread pain, multiple tender points, abnormal pain processing, sleep disturbances, fatigue and often psychological distress. For those with severe symptoms, fibromyalgia can be extremely debilitating and interfere with basic daily activities.
Chronic widespread body pain is the primary symptom of fibromyalgia. Most people with fibromyalgia also experience moderate to extreme fatigue, sleep disturbances, sensitivity to touch, light, and sound, and cognitive difficulties. Many individuals also experience a number of other symptoms and overlapping conditions, such as irritable bowel syndrome, lupus and arthritis.
The pain of fibromyalgia is profound, chronic and widespread. It can migrate to all parts of the body and vary in intensity. FM pain has been described as stabbing and shooting pain and deep muscular aching, throbbing, and twitching. Neurological complaints such as numbness, tingling, and burning are often present and add to the discomfort of the patient. The severity of the pain and stiffness is often worse in the morning. Aggravating factors that affect pain include cold/humid weather, non-restorative sleep, physical and mental fatigue, excessive physical activity, physical inactivity, anxiety and stress.
In today’s world many people complain of fatigue; however, the fatigue of FM is much more than being tired after a particularly busy day or after a sleepless night. The fatigue of FM is an all-encompassing exhaustion that can interfere with occupational, personal, social or educational activities. Symptoms include profound exhaustion and poor stamina
Many fibromyalgia patients have an associated sleep disorder that prevents them from getting deep, restful, restorative sleep. Medical researchers have documented specific and distinctive abnormalities in the Stage 4 deep sleep of FM patients. During sleep, individuals with FM are constantly interrupted by bursts of awake-like brain activity, limiting the amount of time they spend in deep sleep.
Other symptoms/overlapping conditions
Additional symptoms may include: irritable bowel and bladder, headaches and migraines, restless legs syndrome (periodic limb movement disorder), impaired memory and concentration, skin sensitivities and rashes, dry eyes and mouth, anxiety, depression, ringing in the ears, dizziness, vision problems, Raynaud’s Syndrome, neurological symptoms, and impaired coordination.
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