Tiffany Armstrong Medical Fund

For the past few years my health has taken a steep decline. I went from a strong energitic woman who worked full time, sang on the worship team at Church, volunteered at the kids school once a week and still had time and energy  to play, to someone who systematically cut things out of her life one by one in order to continue to function.  Fatigue, body pain, confusion, fevers, with no real answers. I was diagnosed with Ehlers Danlos Syndrome, which explained joint pain and fatigue. Somehow, though, it didnt explain the fevers and chills, visual disturbances, food sensitivities, and a slough of seemingly unrelated symptoms. After more tests I was found to have Lyme Disease. If caught early, Lyme Disease can be cured with a short round of antibiotics. If not, you are left with a condition called Chronic Lyme Disease or Post Lyme Sepsis. There is no known cure therefore insurance does not cover treatment.

I have been treating herbally with a Natropathic Dr. since receiving the diagnosis and currently take over 70 suppliments a day. I have drastically changed my diet to eliminate sugar, gluten,dairy and meat. It is a slow process, but the goal is to boost my immune system at the same time as killing the pathogens. Meanwhile, my neurological condition has continued to declined to a degree where an MRI was warranted and abnormal lesions were found in my brain. I have been referred to UC Davis Neuorology where I was diagnosed with a "Demyleting Disease of the Central Nervous System" and have a lumbar puncture on OCT 23, 2017 at UC Davis to determine whether or not the lesions are MS or Lyme Spirochetes. 

I continued to work as long as I could and made it through Novembr 2016. I have been on temporary disability since. I have applied for permanent disability and there is a wait period. We have exhausted all our savings, and have one more month left of temporary disability left. My husband works full time and has signed up to be a Lyft driver to try to fill in the gaps.

We need help. I believe that I will heal and recover from my illness. I just need a bit more time, and a little bit of help. I dont want to lose my home in the midst of fighting this disease. The money I am looking to raise will help pay for my share of the household expenses until long term disability kicks in as well as my treatment as I spend between $700.00 to $1000.00 a month on my medications alone. I am trying to start raising money now so I can cover my mortgage payment and bills for December. I know times are tough, there are a lot of people hurting right now, I never thought Id be in this position, all I can say is thank you for whatever you can do. 

I thank you for hearing my story and I ask if you are unable to give financially that you include my family in your prayers. God Bless You.
  • Anonymous 
    • $25 
    • 42 mos
  • Nishelle Fewell 
    • $100 
    • 43 mos
  • Shari Walker 
    • $25 
    • 43 mos
  • Alissa Guevara  
    • $20 
    • 43 mos
  • Nick Pigati 
    • $20 
    • 43 mos
See all

Organizer

Tiffany Armstrong 
Organizer
Redding, CA
  • #1 fundraising platform

    More people start fundraisers on GoFundMe than on any other platform. Learn more

  • GoFundMe Guarantee

    In the rare case something isn’t right, we will work with you to determine if misuse occurred. Learn more

  • Expert advice, 24/7

    Contact us with your questions and we’ll answer, day or night. Learn more