Hunting For A Cure: Lyme

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Hunting for a cure: Lyme

As hunters and outdoorsmen one of our biggest fears is not that of a bear attack, getting lost or any other completely rational fear we could have, for many it comes in the form of a tick. There are sprays, removal systems and special clothing we buy in hopes to keep those little bugs off and out of our skin. One of the biggest and nastiest diseases carried by ticks is Lyme. Lyme disease can stay dormant for years and the effect of Lyme can hit each host differently. I know that every time I leave the woods my hunting partners and myself do the mandatory tick check.

I never thought Lyme would hit my family, yet it did and it hit hard.

I’m holding this GoFund me for one reason and one reason alone because Lyme has affected my family huge this past year and half. My 17 year old niece Paige started having seizures and heart problems a year and half ago. After countless doctors and ER visits the doctors were all stumped and had no answers. Finally after advice from another family member we had Paige tested for Lyme and it came back positive. A once active heathy 16 year old had suddenly been diagnosed with neurological Lyme and her body began to fight against itself. No longer was she active but now lethargic, no longer is she eating, but she is beginning to loose weight. Her muscles weaken every day and the seizures grew worse and more violent. Still we did not know much about her type of lyme, and the other diseases that are ignored by the body because its focused on Lyme.

With little known on Lyme and Chronic Lyme there is no one treatment that helps everyone, its an evolving disease that impacts not only the unwilling host but everyone surrounded around them. I’ve struggled with what can I do, how can I make an impact, how can I bring awareness to this awful disease and my niece.

One of the hardest things is watching a family member waste away due to a disease that we don’t know much about. My sister is paying nearly $2500 a month in medical and doctor bills. Since the CDC recognizes Lyme but not chronic Lyme many of the bills cannot be covered by insurance and have to be paid outta pocket. There are specialist that are treating and testing different medications and treatments for Lyme, but again the cost of it is upwards of 40,000-70,000. There are natural routes that help manage the disease, helps lesson the symptoms, but not get rid of.

This brings me to why you are here, to help raise money to treat my niece and raise awareness for this awful disease.

I’ve paired with a beautiful outfitter in South Texas and many big name companies to bring you a South Texas Hunting & Fishing trip of a lifetime between the dates of July 16th-20th. Come down and join me for a hands on From Field To Plate hunting and fishing experience. Enjoy four days of hunting for a beautiful Axis deer and fishing the arroyo for such fish as giant red fish, speckled trout and flounder as we gather ingredients for some delicious meals.

Once you’ve arrived in South Texas everything is taken care of from lodging, transportation to and from airport, fishing and hunting license, gear and anything else you’ll need to hunt and fish. The only thing not covered by me is your airfare to and from Harlingen Tx. You’ll take home some beautiful meat as well as many items donated from my amazing sponsors. This trip is for you and one non hunting guest. Your guest can come along and learn, hang out and enjoy this amazing opportunity. If your guest would like to fish they can purchase a fishing License upon arrival to Texas.

You’ll get gear and items from some amazing companies like, Traeger, Vortex, Mossy Oak, Havalon, Alps Packs and more.

Hows It Works:

You’ll be able to make a donation of $100 dollars and with this donation you’ll automatically be put into the drawing for the Texas Hunting & Fishing trip. There is no limit to the times you donate, for each $100 donated your name will go into the drawing. If you donate $500 your name would be put in 5 times, and so on. 100% of the money raised will go directly to help my niece and her medical treatments. If the goal is reached and exceeded 100% of remaining funds ill go directly to Lyme research and development.

The Fundraiser will run from March 12th through May 31st. On June 2nd a Facebook and Instagram live will be held where we will draw a Grand Prize winner who will win everything listed below. With gear, hunting, fishing, license and everything else included this trip is Valued at around $9,500.

Everything is included Except Airfare to and from Harlingen Tx.

What You’ll Get:

Trip July 16th-July 20th
Transportation to and from airport
4 Night stay at Lodge
All meals and beverages covered while at ranch
1 Axis Buck, fully guided
Fishing the Arroyo Grande fully guided
All guns, rods, ammo and bait you’ll need for your trip.
All hunting and fishing Licenses
FFTP class on skinning, gutting, butchering and meal prep on axis and fish
All your meat you can fit in your cooler
Cooking classes
Traeger prize package*
Alps Packs prize package*
Havalon Knife prize package*
WileyX Glasses, winners choice
Mossy Oak Clothing Package*
Oraca Cooler 20qt
Groove Ring, Winners choice

*Traeger Prize Package:
Tailgater Pellet Smoker/grill
Front Shelf
4 bags of pellets
4 rubs
4 sauces
Grill tools

*Alps Package

*Havalon Package
3 hats
Piranta Knife
Hydra Knife
Tactical Knife

*Mossy Oak Package
1 hunting outfit
1 fishing outfit

Orca Cooler

Wiley X Glasses:
Winners choice

Groove Ring
Winners Choice

Winner will be announced and notified Via Email and Live Social Media.

Again this is a once in a lifetime trip, that not only will help bring awareness to lyme disease, but also help raise money for my niece, thank you again for your donations and I cant wait to hunt and fish along side one of you this July.
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