SAVE OUR BRANDEE Now!

28779246_15236918960_r.jpeg28779246_15226853090_r.jpegThis is an outline of our situation and the daily struggle of a girl who is too young and too LOVED to Die. Please Help Us.

========= UPDATE: The July 1st Deadline for Brandees acceptance to receive the MSC transplant has been extended until we can raise the funds. Thank you.  ==========

The Mother of my son and long time girlfriend/Fiance Brandee was diagnosed with M.S. in 2006. Our newborn Son Ryan Jr. was 3 months old, Brandee was only 21. For the first 5 years her M.S. was bearable as far as pain and daily body functioning. On the outside she showed little to no symptoms at all.

From 2011 till 2015 She began noticing pain more and more frequently, still walking stairs on a daily basis but walking went from normal to an occasional use of her walker. Her heat intolerance was noticeable, but not often and only an issue when outside in the summer.

In October 2015 she walked, with her walker, into her new apartment building from the car in the parking lot. And by October of 2017, when moving out of the same building, she had to be brought out of the apartment, by wheelchair. Her walking went from using a walker but moving around freely and frequently, to only being able to use it a few times a day, and very slowly on trips from the bathroom and back to bed, mostly. Her heat intolerance became a moment to moment thing, and to the common person, like me , a very confusing and hard to understand issue, at first anyway. Her motivation became very weak and usually for things that were at best unproductive, not always poisonous, but never for positive things that could help her. I learned , very late in our relationship, that she never felt a need to soul search or to put any thought towards finding purpose or finding her reason for being , in this life. This has changed.*

Since October of 2017 Brandee , Myself and our Son (Ryan Jr.) have not had a very stable living situation as far as a daily routine or taking care of ourselves , lots of fast food, candy and pop, too much. Jr. and I have toughened up and dealt with things okay, Brandee has not, because she can not. She is fragile. She's hurting and her M.S. has really taken a bad turn. Even though us 3 as a family, have always made it a point to laugh often, almost like it's a family rule: MUST LAUGH OFTEN, We just haven't been able to as easy lately, we've been in a slump and down in the dumps. We still do clown around but the smiles have been a little forced lately. It's horrible and it's too odd to explain. I just never expected this. Brandee's unable to walk or even stand on her own now, she is constantly in pain, migraines, muscle pain, back, knees, feet, numbness in hands, legs, EVERYWHERE, constantly. It's hard to rest for her and it's hard not too, either way she can't get a break. She has a very low tolerance to touch, the smallest bump can hurt her badly. She pees her pants, she doesn't care about bathing as much as she used to, because it is so much work to go through the process .She cries almost 50% of the time when speaking, one minute she will be freezing cold and in seconds she will feel like she has caught fire, hot. She groans and sighs and roars a lot, I assume that's when she has no energy to say what she means, she's trying to escape her body, where she feels trapped, tortured in a hell. We feel so bad for her, I am in disbelief most of the time lately . Even when I should take some time to regroup, I often don't, because of guilt. My health has taken some licks as well from this. Because I am with her. I have to save her or I at least have to do everything I can to give her the best shot to survive.
In the past week or so I found myself losing hope, something I thought would never happen. But after hearing my girl say She can't do this anymore and that she wanted to die, that if she had to live like this, she would rather die. I became hopeless. But within days, from an unlikely source good news came.

I was browsing the internet the other day trying to find something to take my mind off of our families newest heartbreak, Brandees condition worsening to the point of her no longer wanting to live one more day in her pain. I racked my brain , heart and my soul to the point of burnt out desperation. And in a moment of trying to relax, I came across the Joe Rogan Podcast on Youtube, his guests were Mel Gibson and some Doctor (who I now know as Dr. Neil Riordan) . I clicked on it because I like Mel Gibson, looking for something else, I found exactly what Brandee and all of us who love her, needed to find more than anything else right now, that being the ANSWER, the biggest thing science and medicine has ever concocted , umbilical cord tissue-derived mesenchymal stem cells. I have been researching and networking ever since. This can fix her, this will save her. I am still researching but from what I have gathered so far we are in need of a pretty penny so please help us , the treatment is done in Panama and there are many examples of patients with M.S. , who just like Brandee, could not walk and who were nearing death, but after they had these procedures they are now healing rapidly and walking around, they are born again, they are now renewed, they have been saved. We are in need of approx. $35,000 to get this done. Please Help Us. Help us save OUR Brandee.

Thank You so much,
Sincererly ,
Ryan Gibbons and the families of Brandee Lynn Miller- Gibbons
This is the video that is what started our mission to SAVE OUR BRANDEE.
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I am Ryan Patrick Gibbons

2.Where you're from
Born in St. Paul, MN . Live in Taylors Falls, MN

3.Your relationship to the parties you're raising funds for
My 11 year old sons Mother Brandee Lynn Miller

4.How the funds will be used (be specific as possible)
They will be used for a medical procedure to be done in Panama at The Stem Cell Institute ($25,100). Brandee has M.S.  (Diagnosed November 21, 2006 Mayo Clinic Rochester, MN) So everything else raised beyond the $25,100.00 will be used for anything and everything, from Vitamins to transportation to Diet, anything to make her more comfortable through her daily struggles with this disease , hence the $35,000.00 Goal . The goal is actually unlimited as long as she is in the state she is in, WE NEED HELP. But The main objective is to get her the MSC transplant in Panama.  We have heard amazing things about patients recovering from worse conditions than where Brandee is now , but she is in bad enough shape that we in her family and closest circles have become desperate, She has hit a low and is struggling real bad right now. This campaign and the support has lifted her spirits somewhat so we need to get  these funds raised and get this done, with or without gofundme, WE WILL.

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My Mother Brigid North is handling the Funds and We will be using her account to purchase Airline Tickets, Passports, The MSC procedure, Transport, Vitamins, Other health related items (Including healthy foods), and Misc. daily personal items that may help her, Anything that can help her overcome  M.S. . Finances are an issue for Brandee because of her condition she cannot work.




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Ryan P. Gibbons 
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Taylors Falls, MN
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