Suzy McCoppin Medical Support

(AFTER unsuccessful course of steroid treatment)
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(BEFORE health crisis)
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My friend Suzy has been battling a crippling autoimmune illness for over 8 years. She has spent her life savings on doctors and is sicker than ever.

Her health, and therefore her resources, had declined to the point that she was about to move back in with her parents in Michigan, but then both her mother and father died suddenly and unexpectedly. In June of 2017, Suzy’s Mom was diagnosed with terminal lung cancer. Suzy rushed home to be by her side, believing she could help her get well, but sadly her mom died in Suzy’s arms 6 weeks later. Suzy’s Mom was her best friend and soul mate. Her heartbroken Father died a few months later of a heart attack. Obviously, the devastation took an even greater toll on Suzy’s fragile health.

For the last 3 years Suzy has been couch surfing so that her money can go to medical bills rather than toward rent. Desperate, she underwent an aggressive treatment last November that caused her health to decline even further, leaving her unable to work, or to pursue her passion of rescuing and rehabilitating animals.

Suzy has such a big heart, she even saves pigeons with broken wings, regularly helps homeless people find shelter, and rescues dozens of abused and neglected dogs.

For the previous 7 years, she was occasionally able to work or see friends, but now her health has worsened to the point that she is pretty much house bound.

She suffers Parkinson’s like tremors, fainting, tachycardia, myalgic encephalomyelitis, uncontrollable body spasms, pancreatic disorder, disorientation, and incapacitating vertigo, and a host of other baffling and crippling symptoms.

Suzy is now thankfully under the care of a neurologist, who believes the illness is stemming from a central nervous system injury, and is confident she can help. But Suzy is understandably low on funds. Please consider giving so she can recover her health and get back to what she loves doing…helping others!


Her diagnoses have included, but are not limited to:
Tachycardia (Heart problems)
Limbic system impairment
Hypercoagulation
Protein Toxemia
Pancreatitis
Multiple Chemical Sensitivity
Gastroesophagael Reflux Disease
Small Intestine Bacterial Overgrowth
Vomiting, sometimes up to 8 times a day
Tremors
Spasms

Since the inception of this illness over 8 years ago, Suzy has seen dozens of doctors in her quest to regain her health: The list includes:
7 Internists
5 Endocrinologists
1 Neurologist
3 Psychiatrists
5 Naturopaths
5 Healers
4 Nutritionists
3 Kinesiologists
2 Osteopaths
2 Gastroenterologists
2 Parasitologists
1 Toxicologist
2 Mold Specialists
1 Pulmonologist
5 Acupuncturists
4 Therapists

Donations

  • James Trevenen 
    • $50 
    • 4 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • $13 
    • 4 mos
  • Alexander Marson 
    • $50 
    • 5 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • $40 
    • 5 mos
  • Jesse Wilson 
    • $10 
    • 5 mos
See all

Organizer and beneficiary

Julie Sarah Mintz 
Organizer
Los Angeles, CA
Suzy Mccoppin 
Beneficiary
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