Megan's Medical Bills

$4,600 of $20,000 goal

Raised by 51 people in 26 months
Brian James Sipe
on behalf of Tonya Miller
 SALEM, OR
Megan Miller was diagnosed two years ago with OCD. During that time they have been able to get her treatments and maintain daily life. In the last month, Megan had a sudden onset of severe symptoms. In their last visit to the psychologist they were told that she most likely has PANDAS or PANS, a very rare condition. This means there is some kind of underlying health issue that is attacking her and causing her OCD to flare. It most likely is auto immune, and relates to her meibomian gland disease. The only specialist available to them is in Redwood City, California. The Miller's live in Salem Oregon, and will have to make the commute down repeatedly for assessment and treatments. Once there, they will run several tests ranging from blood work to MRI's and brain scans.

The family is very overwhelmed and needs our help. The Miller's are a critical part of the church in South Salem, always serving and giving their time and energy to others. Bob, her father, is a deacon of the church. As they have helped so many, Christ has now called us to help them and bear their burdens. Of course, they first and foremost need your prayers. But secondly, they need our financial help. These many trips and medical bills will be very costly, and we must do what we can to help them. If you have the means and ability, I pray you help give to this cause in service to our Lord.
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The latest update from Tonya..Update on Megan: We spoke with the specialist today. Megan's GI tract is completely a mess. She has three inflammatory markers that are sky high.
They see cases where one marker is high, sometimes two, but rarely do they see all three markers so high. One of the markers was so high that her doctor had never seen such a high number on that particular marker. Her PANS has been worse this past week. Some symptoms have flared up while others have been manageable. We can not do antibiotics until her GI tract is better. She will need to do IVIG therapy, but we can not do this until her GI tract is better. It is constantly a battle of fighting one issue in order to fight another issue. Each time we attack something it sets off triggers to her immune system that make it hard to fight it off. We are still waiting for some final results regarding the Lyme. Megan is struggling right now with fighting the battle. She is so tough and enduring, but what she goes through is exhausting and she just gets tired of fighting. Thank you for your continued prayers and support. We are so blessed by you all. God bless.
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This just in from Tonya Miller: Our appointment is over! We loved the specialist. We truly feel blessed to have her working with us. Megan had 10 tubes of blood drawn, throat cultures, and nasal cultures done. We are coming home with 2 more tests. We couldn't do them all due to it being too much blood. She is starting on a long list of pills. I think we have counted a total of 12! Most of which are twice a day pills. This is where we start. We should start having test results as early as next week up until about three weeks out. We will go from there. She has had a terrible time since we got here. Her symptoms are even more severe. We just try to shield her and let her know she is loved no matter what. It's been a surreal time for us. I feel at a loss of words for the love and support we have been shown by not only those we know, but those we don't know. Your support means more to us than we could ever express. Thank you everyone who has donated. It is very weird to be on this end. You have blessed us more than you know! God bless.
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Only one day in and we have already raised over $1700! I cannot thank the saints for their hearts, generosity and gratitude! Let's keep it going as we help bear this burden for the Miller family and their daughter Megan!
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$4,600 of $20,000 goal

Raised by 51 people in 26 months
Created January 6, 2016
Brian James Sipe
on behalf of Tonya Miller
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