Medicine for Mark

My close friend and colleague Mark Allan Kaplan, Ph.D., founder of the Integral Cinema Project, is living with what his doctors believe to be long-haul Covid, with both covid respiratory symptoms and a continual relapse cycle resembling chronic fatigue syndrome. Basically, he is now about 6 months into being extremely debilitated, barely able to function for more than a few hours at a time. These recent article capture some of his experience:

https://www.businessinsider.com/coronavirus-long-haul-lasting-symptoms-chronic-fatigue-syndrome-2020-8

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2020-08-26/brain-deficits-nerve-pain-as-covid-torments-infected-for-months

Mark has been working diligently despite his health issues, teaching a successful class in Transformative Media  and continuing his groundbreaking media research, all while gifting to the world his beautiful and original art . He now needs a full day of rest between classes or other events, and even minor physical exertion like doing laundry is impossible as it triggers a relapse and the need for a lengthy rest.

One of his longtime doctors (10+ years) has developed a protocol to help boost immunity and keep him stable as the medical and scientific establishment tries to develop cures for Covid. The herbal medications Mark has been using have helped to dramatically limit the intensity of his relapses but they cost about $750/month. 

Mark is currently on SSI disability and has extremely limited resources. We are trying to raise enough to cover one year of this medication, although we are hoping some other treatment comes along before then. 

All donations will be used exclusively for Mark's medical expenses.

Thank you.
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    • $100 
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  • Thomas M Heady 
    • $25 
    • 7 mos
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    • $100 
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    • $25 
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Organizer

Jonathan Steigman 
Organizer
Mountain View, CA
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