Support Crystal Whitacre

Crystal is a single mom who is facing some tough health challenges that have prevented her from being able to work. She's working on a big garage sale to try to raise $3,000 for medical and household expenses.

Please consider donating money here to help Crystal directly, and, if you're in Minneapolis-St. Paul, attending her garage sale or helping her sort and set up for the sale. Here's the Facebook link to the garage sale: 

From Crystal:

For those of you that have no clue why we're doing this [the garage sale], here's the run down. A little over a year ago I started getting sores everywhere and no one could figure out why, after several different appointments, lots of blood work and a biopsy, they found out I had somehow triggered a rare gene that is tied to multiple autoimmune diseases.

After that they discovered more autoimmune diseases and my entire body chemistry started changing. I have since developed multiple neuropathies, and have intense pain or complete numbness in my hands that has progressed up my arms. We're still trying to find the cause. Then in June I suffered a severe traumatic brain injury which has caused anxiety, anger issues, and lost time.

I'm no longer able to work and I'm waiting on disability so things are tough. I also will have to go to a pain and diagnostic program soon so this has to get done soon. We're doing a huge fundraiser next weekend with a sale with our own stuff and donations from some amazing people, but it's too much and we really need help. 
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Organizer and beneficiary

Jen Randolph Reise 
Minneapolis, MN
Crystal Whitacre