Help Jess fight Chronic Lyme Disease

In May 2013, I was diagnosed with Chronic Lyme Disease after a difficult 4 year struggle to find out why my health was failing so rapidly. After many years of test after test, specialist and after specialist and thousands of miles traveled I now know what has been causing me such pain!! I had surgery on5 June 6, 2013 to have a hickman catheter placed so we could start IV treatments along with many oral meds as well. 6 months had went by and I just kept getting worse. I then ended up with sever C-Diff and my colon was about to burst, I also had intestinal Candida. I would lay and cry/scream in pain as it was so severe!!! I was on a waiting list for a new Lyme Literate Doctor whom is 250 miles away and the day had finally come. The first thing she wanted to do was test for co infections and many other things! She figures I have had this awful disease for years!! After being tested for co-infections I tested positve for Bartonella, Babesia, and 2 different forms of pneumoniae. I also have so much inflammation around my heart and liver function has been affected terribly. I now started 2 new IV meds last week and 14 new supplements along with 4 other oral meds for other lyme related things. we are adding these in every 3 days. Some of the treatments, none of the supplements and none of the doctor visits are covered under health insurance. Every 4 weeks we travel a long way to see my LLMD and if the appt takes longer thank expected we generally have to stay the night due to the length of travel and my IV treatments every 4 hrs each day over an hour each time! This has been the most horrific thing I have ever been through. We have so many outstanding doctor bills as it took thousands of dollars of tests and many cash only doctors to get a proper diagnosis! Each week we pay hundreds to keep me going. I feel as though my life has been ripped away from me, having to sell sell sell just to try and keep me going with treatments. My children have been so wonderful and understanding that mommy can't do the things she used to and one day it will be back to normal. I have such a supportive and caring husband and would not be able to do this without him. I have missed many of their school functions and continue to do so as the treatment plan now is so aggressive! We would like to thank you for taking the time to read this. The money raised will be used to pay medical bills and help with the continuing care that I need to be treated. Thank you so much!!

Jessica Wussow and family
  • Dan Kryder 
    • $100 
    • 88 mos
  • Kathy Thompson 
    • $30 
    • 88 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • $25 
    • 88 mos
  • Lois Burkart 
    • $25 
    • 88 mos
  • Mike Kjelland 
    • $50 
    • 88 mos
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Jessica Leaunart Wussow 
Alexandria, MN
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