Teresa's Medical Fund

A family in our community known for their selfless ministry to others is in need of our help. Teresa Rapp is ill. A high school sophomore, Teresa has suffered from a debilitating yet undiagnosed illness since January 2017. Symptoms include: vertigo, headaches, fatigue, and a host of other problems that have rendered her unable to go to school or even walk unassisted. Teresa has endured dozens of doctor’s visits, medical exams, medications, a Mayo Clinic evaluation, and therapies in the hopes of a cure. She’s done this with her always-present smile, good nature, and reliance on Christ. While she has found some relief from therapy with a functional neurologist, it costs over $3,000 per month and is not covered by insurance.

On July 13th, the Rapps endured another devastation when their basement flooded with over 110,000 gallons of water in the storms that have ravaged the area. Everything in the once-finished basement was lost and they have been working non-stop since the storm to prevent mold by discarding two 5-ton dumpsters worth of furniture, carpeting, drywall, and other belongings.

Those of us who have the privilege of calling the Rapp Family friends will tell you they are the most faithful, generous, dedicated, and truly caring people you will ever know. Even through these difficult trials with their daughter and home, they continue to praise God for his faithfulness and mercy. They would never imagine asking for something material as money. 

That said, a small group of friends has decided to help and now we need YOUR help!

Please do the following:
1. Join us in providing financial relief through this GoFundMe campaign 
2. If you know someone who has been blessed by the Rapps, kindly forward this information
3. PRAY for healing. We KNOW that with God all things are possible, and we humbly pray for complete healing for Teresa

We greatly appreciate you joining us to provide some financial relief. Our goal of $36,000 will ease the burden of continued functional neurology treatment for a year. I've added Teresa's mother, Tracey, as beneficiary so they can access the funds as needed.

Our heartfelt prayer is that a cure for Teresa will be found soon so she can return to life as a normal teenager and continue to glorify God through her witness.

Thank you and God Bless!

Donations ()

  • Gerald Crews 
    • $500 
    • 26 mos
  • Bob, Kim and Jake Fisher 
    • $50 
    • 27 mos
  • Renee O'Brien 
    • $100 
    • 27 mos
  • Amy Hartnig 
    • $100 
    • 28 mos
  • Sarah Weber 
    • $100 
    • 28 mos
See all

Organizer and beneficiary

Lisa DeJoris Collin 
Organizer
Gurnee, IL
Tracey Rapp 
Beneficiary
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