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Hi, my name is Mike Kennon, when I was young (age 10) my father died of a brain tumor, 2 years later my mom remarried a man that was mentally and physically abusive and I started running away. Adding to those challenges, I was sick. Was on Ritalin from 5 to 14, had adhd, severe food and inhalant allergies. As I got older, the illness got worse, but since it was so difficult to diagnose, I went into denial.
From my teens to mid-twenties bad lifestyle choices compounded my health problems, and then my wife and I were exposed to mold in 2003 creating a 'severe exacerbation' (docs words) of my symptoms.
I was finally diagnosed with systemic candidiasis in 2012 (yeast showed up in lab results when I was 14 years old and may now be in my bloodstream). Read what the CDC says about Invasive Candidiasis. This describes me to a tee! https://www.cdc.gov/fungal/diseases/candidiasis/invasive/definition.html
) The doctor said this could have been in my body since birth, and could be fatal if left untreated.
For me, this disease often mimics dyslexia and dementia making it very difficult to function and created a laundry list of symptoms and infections, including sinus infections, ear infections, lung infections and others--which I have been on antibiotics every year for over 20 years (sometimes more than once a year and often when I was younger). In my early teens, I had what the doctor called a symptom switch; to chronic fatigue, chronic depression and chronic bronchitis, to now, sinus pressure, a constant tension headache since 2010, inflammation, gerd, a bleeding ulcer in my esophagus, severe brain fog, severe tinnitus, other areas of bleeding, raised body temperature, shortness of breath and plantar fasciitis.
I've actually filed for disability with Social Security with more than enough proof and documentation (from several very highly respected doctors and labs) but was denied (no explanation and cannot afford an attorney to fight it). In 2010, Dr Allan Lieberman, North Charleston, SC did a 4.5 hour consult and gave me a several page yeast eradication plan. The cost for the yeast eradication plan that I need could easily exceed 14k!
Currently, with all the tests, drugs, supplements and diets (just to stay functional), we cannot afford to fight this illness.
Unfortunately, almost all my family is now gone--also from health issues (mom, dad, aunts, uncles, and grandparents--both sides), so may be hereditary (autoimmune, cancer, etc).
The financial burden of fighting a seemingly endless battle has been overwhelming. Any help is greatly appreciated, along with your prayers and support! Again, thank you so much in advance !!
PS, something, anything,...$5 will help!
Please read recent updates for full disclosure of where the donations will be going, history and progress. Even small donations will go toward maintenance and just staying functional. If I can meet my goal, I will continue treatment and help pay down some of the debt that has been occurring for years due to my illness. Doctors, hospitals, tests, lab work and treatment have already exceeded in the hundreds of thousands!