Mostly looking to cover travel expenses, and time off of work; I cannot drive due to a medical issue so transportation is often required of loved ones.
There have been many medical appointments now, over the years, and this will continue for an indefinite period. There seems to be no clear-cut path.
Beginning in 2015, I have met with a streamline of doctors somehow interconnected through Southwestern Ontario (from Owen Sound to Hanover, to Woodstock and London, even to Sarnia) to try and understand what exactly is causing my condition, and none of them can give me a reason as to why this started happening - this is NOT something I was born with. I've had to drastically modify my life as an adult in many different ways.
Issues of brain function overall have been at the forefront of my concerns; but loved ones have seen the emotional and psychological effects this has taken on me.
I've also seen what it has done for them. Those that know me well, and clients I have worked with, know I am a strong, healthy individual who lives on her own and supports herself. They have now seen me undergo many tests and often my family (and loved ones) worry incessantly about my wellbeing and safety overall.
As an RHN I find myself resistant to medications; however, I take them for the greater good as my life would be quite different, and quite likely more difficult, if I did not.
My sister was by my side every day while I was in the hospital. She is the one who wanted to try and do something to show her support; so she has created a team in my name (Caileigh's Crusaders) and we are signed up to complete the 5km run this Sept. 29 in London, ON for the 6th annual Seize the Day fundraiser - the link for more info about the event is here:https://www.facebook.com/events/386599128613100/?ti=as
Anybody is welcome to join; I've done fundraising walks/runs in the past but never for myself... so not entirely confident in what we are doing here but figured we might as well go for it!
Finally at a place that feels safe, and on the upswing towards conclusion and sustainability, but this has been a bumpy road for sure. Just looking for some support now that I am prepared to start talking about my personal experience with epilepsy.