For those that don't know, Taryn has been on a long, arduous journey with her health for years. Even before we were married she dealt with chronic pain throughout her body, which left her debilitated for long stretches of time. However, things have recently intensified as her health began to consistently deteriorate with weekly migraines, issues with her nervous system (numbness, tingling, loss of joint control/strength) and increasing fatigue.
For years she has seen physicians that were unable to find out the source of her health issues with nothing to go on and only prescription drugs thrown her way. Needless to say, all of the "clean bills of health" she was receiving made her feel crazy as all tests were returning normal while her symptoms persisted. Through a series of blood tests she was recently diagnosed with Lyme disease. This was a very hopeful moment of revelation for us in that we now have something concrete to tackle as we desperately seek to put her on a path of healing.
She has started following the plan laid out by her Doctor that includes a long list of different supplements to take daily. It has been recommended that she also begin an IV treatment plan where she goes weekly to receive medicine but the process will be both time consuming and expensive. We are regulating her pain as best we can for now and stepping out in faith to begin the treatments this month (September).
Both our church family and extended family have been paramount in helping with home support thus far for Taryn while I am away at work (whether it be with meals, help with housecleaning, etc.) I praise God that my ministry position is flexible enough that I have been able to care for her and the kids at home throughout the recent weeks. However, we need help in paying for these treatments. I ask that you would prayerfully consider giving to the costs of these needs for Taryn. Any contribution would be received with glad and grateful hearts.
We are trusting that our Lord will provide all that we require in this and are leaning fully on Him. I pray that he may use you as you read this to be his hands of generosity to our family for this season in which he has us. We also covet your prayers. Please pray for our family and especially for Taryn during what has been a truly taxing experience. A life lived in consistent pain can be demoralizing. We know that our God is faithful, and so we also ask for prayers that his will would be done in this, and that we would not waste this trial but receive it from his hand as he uses it to conform us further to the image of His Suffering Son.
If you have any questions about Taryn's situation, please contact me directly.
25 But she came and knelt before him, saying, “Lord, help me.” 26 And he answered, “It is not right to take the children's bread and throw it to the dogs.” 27 She said, “Yes, Lord, yet even the dogs eat the crumbs that fall from their masters' table.”28 Then Jesus answered her, “O woman, great is your faith! Be it done for you as you desire.”
With love and sincerity,
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