Stand With Us

JENNY NEEDS YOUR HELP 

Less than six years ago, Jenny was diagnosed with an aggressive form of Multiple Sclerosis which is a progressive, debilitating, autoimmune disease. The cure is unknown and Jenny is trying to change this.  Jenny is Canadian. Sadly, Canada has the highest incidence per capita of MS in the world.  

ABOUT MS:  It develops as a combination of several factors:  being female (3 women vs. 1 man), genetic predisposition, typically hits those between 20-40’s years of age, and likely exposure to the Epstein Barr Virus.  Once a person’s immune system has been triggered, it mistakenly attacks the brain and spinal cord. These attacks result in lesions which cause a multitude of horrific symptoms all over the body, as well as, severe physical disability.  There is now emerging evidence that Heart Disease, Dementia, Diabetes Type II and Alzheimer’s are directly linked to various common viruses.

Click here for more info on MS: https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/multiple-sclerosis/symptoms-causes/syc-20350269

ABOUT JENNY:  She is a kind soul who moved from Toronto to Whistler almost 25 years ago in search of what we all seek:  a happy and active life, and a generous community.  Jenny quickly became entrenched in the Whistler life and athletics and volunteered extensively.  Jenny is self-employed, a professional artist, and worked as a ski instructor at Whistler Blackcomb. In five weeks, Jenny went from teaching skiing to needing an electric scooter for mobility.  Jenny can no longer drive and struggles with simple tasks we take for granted.  Jenny has limited use of her arms and hands, extreme bone pain and excruciating nerve pain.  Jenny is tenacious, she has fought for every treatment possible, sold all her sports equipment and has depleted all of her own resources.  There are days when MS fatigue is so overwhelming that Jenny loses the ability to speak and has begun to experience periodic loss of vision. Jenny lives alone with no nearby family, but the people of Whistler have been extremely supportive in helping with her daily survival.

ENOUGH IS ENOUGH!  THE DISEASE ENDS HERE. 

BE PART OF THE SOLUTION!

 ABOUT THE TREATMENT:  While Jenny has exhausted the standard therapeutic pathways, she has been determined about seeking a cure despite that she is in the late stages of the disease.  Recently, we came across some very important data that suggests there is a medical process that is not covered by any health insurance, but has shown very promising results. It is called Hyperbaric Medicine. Hyperbaric Medicine which was invented to treat injured US military and commercial divers has shown to be regenerative in every form of diseased state including MS, Dementia, Alzheimer’s, Cancer and other central nervous system disorders.  Modern medicine abondened Hyperbaric treaments bout 30 years ago, which we believe will prove to be a major error in judgement.  Working with some of the best and most tenured hyperbaric doctors who predate the 30 year medical change, Jenny has volunteered to try an experimental Hyperbaric Algorithm that blends what is already known Hyperbaric Medicine with a number of scientifically supported experimental ideas to create a treatment plan that is new and innovative.  The Hyperbaric Medicine alone is expensive at $300 a day. The medications Jenny needs are not cheap.  Jenny also needs lodging as her home is not near the Hyperbaric campus in Vancouver, BC.  And it would be ideal if her family could be present to assist her daily care.  The treatment will likely three to four months and other forms of rehabilitation therapy will likely be needed.

THERE IS HOPE:  If the latest studies from the National Institute of Health and Oxford University are right that viruses are the cause of MS, Heart Disease, Dementia, and Diabetes Type II, this means most of the world’s population is vulnerable. But it also means we are likely closer than we think as viruses are similar in how they work. We are sponsoring Jenny as act of friendship, compassion, and in support of her courage to fight for all of us. We welcome you to join us and stand for all those who are suffering.  Will You Stand with US? If every person who see this donates only $10 we will met our goal.

We believe so deeply that this can work that we are putting in the first $10,000 CAD and ask you to Join Us ! 
Thank you in advance for your kindness and support, from Jenny, her friends, and family.



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A LITTLE MORE INSIGHT INTO JENNY:

The first thing you notice about Jenny is her beautiful smile, followed immediately by her bright blue eyes. A face full of life that is hiding the pain that she goes through daily fighting MS. The disease is trying to shut down her body, yet she’s fighting with everything she has, and then some. A woman who was once a passionate artist, bike racer, ski instructor, and all around active person is now limited to a few upright steps per day, using a motorized scooter to get around. Sleep is compromised by searing pains that keep her from falling asleep, and wake her in the night.

MS attacks each sufferer in a different way, you may know someone who has MS and displays few symptoms, but for Jenny basic acts such as going out for groceries, vitamins, medicine, or simply picking up the mail require planning so she has enough energy to return home due to the debilitating effects of this disease. The advanced form of MS affecting Jenny limits overall output, including small things, such as talking, eating, typing, hair brushing, texting, holding a paint brush, working the hand controls on her scooter, visiting friends, and even thinking. She is very independent, and after always giving of her time and money to others that were less well off, while never asking for anything in return. It is hard for her to even ask for favors from friends because she doesn’t want to be a burden.

Jenny continues her career, with several modifications to make it feasible. She receives a very minimal wage because she shares her own income with others to do the things for her that she can no longer accomplish, in order to continue being a part of society while she searches for answers, better treatments, less pain, and a potential cure for her sickness. Through all of this, she won’t hold back her smile from the world. A day with Jenny in it, no matter how brief, is a better day for anyone who gets the pleasure of that moment.

This is why a GoFundMe account is being set up for Jenny. After years of spending money on medicine, treatments, doctor’s visits, accessibility equipment, she needs more help. She has already sold all of her tools from her previously active life, such as ski equipment, bikes, and accessories. She’s not giving up, even though most people would have by now. How many more years must she fight? Now, there is an experimental option that she is willing to try, after exhausting all other alternatives.

Donations (0)

  • Aldo Morales 
    • $100 
    • 4 d
  • Saldat Donna 
    • $50 
    • 4 d
  • Anonymous 
    • $200 
    • 4 d
  • Michelle and Eric Crowe 
    • $50 
    • 4 d
  • Sandy and Andy Belczyk/Flynn 
    • $100 
    • 4 d

Fundraising team: Team Jenny (6) 

Brad Klaas 
Organizer
Whistler, BC
Jennifer Angus 
Beneficiary
Lisa Princic 
Team member
Carolyn Weppler 
Team member
J Angus 
Team member
Kim Derrick 
Team member
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