Paige's Lyme Treatment

My mom Paige has been seriously ill for over 8 years. Finally after many years she was diagnosed with Chronic Lyme Disease. This disease has completely turned her life upside down. It is causing her  severe chronic pain, the complete failure of her adrenal glands and other related systems in her body, a severely impaired immune system, and chronic fatigue. This has resulted in a dependence on medications and other weekly procedures to help her body function "normally". Aside from all of this, Lyme has also taken her beloved hobby of running and the pleasure of doing the simple everyday mom activities she loves without feeling pain.

Despite all of this my mom has given everything she has to fight. She has even gone as far as to get her masters degree and start her own business, all while pushing herself to be a hands-on mom and wife every day and get as much treatment as possible to fight this disease. Although she makes it look effortless, it is not easy. It is a continuous and internal mental, emotional, and physical battle that she continues to fight in hopes of one day feeling "like herself" again.

Unfortunately, because Lyme disease treatment is so expensive and the disease itself is not well known our insurance has long since backed out in helping pay for any of her treatment. We have payed 100,000+ on treatments already thus far. I recently learned of a couple of new Lyme Disease treatment programs. One is a naturopath clinic called the West Clinic in Pocatello, Idaho and the other is a western medicine based clinic called St. George Clinic in Bad Aibling, Germany. They are both intensive multi-week programs which have resulted in curing many patients' Lyme disease symptoms.

I would love more than anything to give my mom a chance to participate in this treatment and one of these facilities so she can finally receive relief. She has fought this illness so hard for so long. Both centers are very expensive and my mom would need to leave home and take off many weeks of work. Anything helps. Please help us give my mom a chance to again feel peace and happiness in a healthy body without pain. Thank you so so much in advance!!


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