Please help Tiffany with medical funds that will allow her to seek a second medical opinion.
For the last year and a half my dear friend Tiffany has been suffering from a multi-system debilitating condition that prevents her from living a normal life but still does not have a diagnosis. Her symptoms include random fainting spells, which lead to multiple scrapes and bruising from the falls. Because of these, she is unable to drive or work. Her heart rate races up to a newborns heart rate in the 150s at times. She also suffers from low blood pressure, chest pain, anxiety, electrolyte imbalances, difficulty breathing, fatigue, insomnia, night sweats, spasms, forgetfulness and confusion just to name a few. She has missed important life events of loved ones - weddings, graduations, birthday parties, first day of school, her son's sports games, and the list goes on.
The doctors have not been able to diagnose her and therefore there is no treatment - just symptom management. Tiffany has seen doctors from all specialties. Internal medicine, Endocrinology, Neurology, Nephrology, Physical Therapy, Chiropractic, Rheumatology, ENT, Cardiology, Pulmonology, Gastroenterology, Psychology and Psychiatry. She has been bumped around because no one can find the answers. Tiffany has an average of 1-2 medical appointments per week, and ends up in the ER about twice a month. She has been admitted several times in the last year. She has had countless EKGs, Holter monitors and a linq devices, with no clear answer.
My heart breaks for her when I see her suffering. She is the most giving person, an amazing friend, a mother of 2 beautiful boys (9 and 3), and a wife to a hardworking and loving husband.
I created a gofund account to help her raise funds so that she can seek the opinion of an out of network physician who is a Board Certified, and focuses on integrative medicine. This physician has not only helped me, through my personal health issues dealing with cancer, but has also helped other friends with their chronic health issues. The cost to see him can get quite expensive due to being out of network. Since Tiffany has not been able to work, the family relies solely on her husband's income, which makes it impossible for them to afford such out of pocket medical costs.