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Help Tommy Find Life Beyond Lyme

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Hello, 

My name is Tommy Farnsworth. I am 31 years old and I have Chronic Late-Stage Neurological Lyme Disease.
I have been sick since 2010 and have been working with an excellent team of doctors and specialists since 2014.
However, after years of trying and multiple efforts, we still cannot reach remission. 

This GoFundMe has been created because after years of unsuccessful treatments my medical team has advised me that my best chances at healing and getting better would be for me to travel for a 3 Week Intensive Treatment at Klinik St. Georg in Bad Aibling, Germany. The treatments, recovery, supplements, travel expenses will be very expensive and will have to be paid out-of-pocket.

I have been working closely with the Klinik and I am approved for their treatment.
As of November 14th, 2018 the Klinik has reserved my spot for care from
February 7th, 2019 until February 21th, 2019!


All the funds raised will be used for treatment at Klinik St. Georg, which has had outstanding success treating patients like me with Late-Stage Neurological Lyme Disease. The funds will also be used to cover travel expenses, at-home expenses (as I will likely be out of work for at least 6 weeks and my regular bills will still need to be paid), and I would really like a companion to join me through this intensive treatment. This will give me a chance for health, happiness, and to get back to the top of that mountain!

I would greatly appreciate ANY and ALL support you could give, be it financial, prayers and/or words or simply just sharing this campaign as I believe it is of upmost importance to spread awareness about this debilitating disease.
This opportunity will change my life, help me eliminate Lyme from my body, and will be my answer to success. When I am well, I look forward to working closely with the Lyme community and becoming even more active with spreading awareness and advocating for patients who are also in this same situation. I look forward to giving back to the world!

The Lyme Disease Treatments & Services in Germany Include: 
- Access to doctors and nurses 24 hr
- Basic laboratorys
- Dark field blood analysis (this may also be substituted by other tests like VCS)
- CRS
- Bioscan
- Oral hygiene set 
- Oral supplementation program
- Infusions with Vitamin C, chelation, selenium, procaine, antibiotic
- Ozone Therapy 
- Andulation bed and singulet oxygen therapy
- Laser Therapy (red and green)
- Blue light
- Magnetic Field Treatment
- Detox foot bath
- Enemas
- Colon hydro therapy
- Skeletal program when indicated
- Physical therapy
- Systemic Whole Body Hyperthermia (2 sessions)
- Detoxification Program
- Infusions/detoxification program  established by the physicians according to the individual situation of the patient
- 6 week basic oral supplementation package to take home.
- 3 month post treatment medical support.

For some patients, like myself, a third treatment week will be recommended to help in the recovery process.
This third treatment week is 5 days : 
- Plasmapheresis (1 session)
- Immune modulation therapy with biopeptides
- Mitochondrial support (Mito-box and infusions)
- I-therm
- Detox foot bath
- Magnetic field
- Physical therapy

I will be paying for this treatment out-of-pocket.
Thankfully, a Lyme foundation has awarded me a grant to help pay for this treatment.

The cost of treatment is as follows:
23.000.00€ + 2.849,70 € room and board (21 nights) = 25.849.70€ ($29,245.53 USD)
This will ALL have to be paid prior to arriving at the Klinik.
*These figures do NOT include travel and other expenses*

I'm beyond ready to take a bite out of this Lyme and Kick it to the Curb! 

Here's a look into my Lyme Life: Read My Lyme Story   

I am FOREVER GRATEFUL for Your Support!

--- There WILL Be Life Beyond Lyme! ---
-Tommy Farnsworth 
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Offline donations are also accepted and can be mailed or sent via PayPal:
Mail: Thomas W. Farnsworth, 32 E Main St, Apt 4 / Ayer, MA 01432
PayPal: tom.farns0121@gmail.com

Learn more about Lyme Disease here: https://www.lymedisease.org/ 

Learn about Hyperthermia Treatment from Dr. Douwes (see video): Klinik St. Georg Website 

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As we said our final goodbyes it was bittersweet but I am so grateful for this experience and for my stronger future!
My experience at Klinik St Georg has been a great one. The bonds I have made will last a lifetime and I am so thankful to have this chance at getting my life back again. I know I said it before, but these people are here to save lives and are truly Angels!

We ended up leaving Bavaria and it was practically Springtime. The sun was shining, it was about 70°F and we ended up going home to Winter Wonderland once again. We took one last walk in the Bad Aibling Kurpark and soaked in the views on final time. We said our final goodbyes all around the building.

Thank You to ALL the People who got me here and for ALL positive vibes and healing prayers!!

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I have made it home and a friend had asked me what is the end result? Are you cured? Does Lyme go into remission? I thought these were all fantastic questions!

In short, my response was that the end result is that the Lyme and Bartonella should be now dead and will no longer continue to destroy my body. I was likely ill for a lot longer than we thought, maybe since my childhood so there has been quite a bit of damage to my nerves and brain and therefore full recovery and complete detox will take time.

I can tell already that I am going through a herxing phase already. It will take time, a lot of time. As for my symptoms, they have greatly reduced, many are completely gone. I am so thankful to have had the opportunity to go to Klinik St Georg. I have been given a chance at a life again.

Over time I am going to be able to better address this question and have a more solid answer.

I cannot thank you all enough!
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Today I had my last Local Hyperthermia and first Mito-box therapy along with attending a great seminar with Dr. Douwes speaking about the Lyme Protocol at KSG. I love to hear him speak! I have been caught singing in the halls and during treatments...there is a spark in my soul that has been reignited and I can feel it all over my body.

Tomorrow is my LAST treatment day with Mito-box, some final detoxing therapies, along two peptide shots in the butt.

It will be essential to follow the recovery and detoxing protocol after leaving KSG as well allowing time for my body heal. In order to rebuild the multitude of damages done to my body I have accepted this prior to coming here and I can actually feel my immune system is Finally Ready to Regenerate!

My PICC line will be removed tomorrow! The first time being totally untethered in just about 14 months! I am SO excited for this!

I am forever grateful for the people I have met here and the Entire Team here at Klinik St. Georg! The Team of Angels! I cannot believe we are starting to say our goodbyes, it's definitely bittersweet.
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Today was my FINAL Big Treatment Day!

Plasmapheresis took about 6 hours and it cleaned out all the harmful biotoxins and dead bacteria from my system. It was quite the experience laying still for 6 hours.

We opted for an IV line in my right arm rather than a central port, the first one failed mid-treatment so we went into the left and the remainder of treatment went smoothly. Lars and Dr. Reichel were amazing throughout, per usual!

I am SO thankful to have overcome this hurdle! Now only a few days remain here at KSG and it's bittersweet.

The staff here is made up of Angels!
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Aunt Maribeth leaves in the morning so today we got out and traveled to Salzburg and did the famous Sound of Music Bus Tour! It was so beautiful and very cool to see some of my heritage in the flesh! Truly amazing country!

I'm am finally in the home stretch! One more day off treatment tommorow then the Last Big treatment is on Monday for Plasmapheresis. I'm ready to filter these toxins out of my system and very ready to get home.

The people here are incredible and the medical team they have here goes WAY ABOVE AND BEYOND to get their patients well! The Douwes Family goes back seven generations of healing people who have needed it!

I am SO grateful to have this opportunity to finally have a Life Beyond Lyme!
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