Tiffany's Lyme Disease Fund

My name is Sheila. My 15-year-old daughter Tiffany was bitten by a tick infected by Lyme Disease and several other infections two years ago. Her doctor at the time did not recognize the bullseye rash and Tiffany went one year without any treatment while the Lyme Disease progressed.

Tiffany started taking antibiotics two years ago. Due to the infection being in her nervous system, brain, and heart, she has needed extended treatment, including IV antibiotics.

Recently she was placed on a PICC line, which is an IV line for antibiotics. Our health insurance would only cover one month of treatment. Tiffany started to improve once on the IV line, which is the only time in two years she had this much improvement, but due to insurance guidelines that only cover one month of treatment, the IV line was pulled today. We are setting up this account to try to get some funding to pay for Tiffany's medical bills and additional time on the IV line.

Before getting sick, Tiffany was an active girl that played soccer and rode horses. For the last two years, Tiffany has been severely ill.  She has been out of school with home tutoring as she can't walk or sit in a classroom. She is bedridden a lot of the time. She has had numerous ER visits, doctor visitis, hospitalizations, and sees several specialists for her brain and heart. She's lost weight, had periods of paralysis, seizures, lost all her hair, has fluid around her heart, developed autoimmune disease, and countless other complications. She's missing out on life.

We want Tiffany to be able to receive this treatment to get her life back. If you can, please consider donating.  Any amount, no matter how small, will help. If you can't donate (we understand not everyone is in the position to), please share this link with everyone you know and ask them to pass it on.


If you would like to learn more about Lyme Disease, please visit http://www.ilads.org/

Donations

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  • Jean McDermott 
    • $25 
    • 34 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • $50 
    • 39 mos
  • Dee Koutris 
    • $100 
    • 39 mos
  • Nancy Cutrera 
    • $200 
    • 39 mos
  • Karen Walcott 
    • $20 
    • 39 mos
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Organizer

Sheila O'Reilly Roposa 
Organizer
Chepachet, RI
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