Help Christina Dykenga's family

33481262_1538661152587053_r.jpegMy sister, Christina, needs our help. Due to her uncontrolled Epilepsy she has been unable to work for over 6 months. She cannot drive and can no longer perform any of her job’s responsibilities at this time. House bills and medical bills are piling up and there is no relief on the horizon. 
Christina has dedicated her life to helping others, both human and animal. She has worked as a social worker for over 20 years, advocating first for mental health patients and then patients with developmental disabilities, cognitive impairments, and behavioral health disorders. 
She has also volunteered at her local animal shelter before her medical issues prevented her from doing so.  
Christina has had her share of struggles. She has a heart condition which caused her heart rate to rise to 160 beats per minute even at rest. She began seeing a wonderful cardiologist who diagnosed her condition, attempted to treat her with 8 ablations, and ultimately implanted a pacemaker at the age of only 36.  Last year she developed heart failure, without a definitive cause.
Christina also suffers from Epilepsy. She began having seizures at 17 years old. She went many years seizure-free before becoming unstable again in 2009. Since 2016, it has been a struggle for her specialists to control her seizures with medication. She’s gone through numerous medications, dosages, even the implantation of a Vagal Nerve Stimulator to help control her seizures.  All of these treatments have worked only in the short term, so during times when her epilepsy is uncontrolled Christina has been forced to take disability when she was unable to drive or work. This loss of income, along with medical bills from hospitalizations, treatments, and diagnostics, has made paying the family’s household bills difficult. We are asking for your help. Christina has always helped others in any way she could, and now she needs help.

Donations

  • Rj & Shelly Burns 
    • $100 
    • 19 mos
  • Roger Kruger 
    • $5 
    • 19 mos
  • Renee Pasek 
    • $250 
    • 19 mos
  • Dominika Lieberman 
    • $25 
    • 20 mos
  • Tomek St 
    • $10 
    • 20 mos
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Organizer and beneficiary

Emilie Alessio 
Organizer
Sussex, NJ
Christina Dykenga 
Beneficiary
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