Kelvin Reid's Medical fund

$14,432 of $20,000 goal

Raised by 254 people in 30 months
My name is Kelvin Reid aka UltraCowboy. I'm an ultra runner with five 100 miles races completed in two years. In June 2016, when I was running the Mohican 100 race in Ohio, I fell and hit my head hard. After that my fingers and my right hand started to lose strength and I started to lose muscle mass in my right arm. Next, I started to slur my speech and have problems swallowing. After 4 different doctors and multiple tests I was diagnosed with ALS or Lou Gehrigs Disease. I am accepting donations for future medical bills and traveling expenses that may be needed while looking for a cure. These donations would ease my stress and worrying about all the bills that my health insurance does not cover. I appreciate any donations that you would be able to contribute. Your support and encouragement mean so much to me! God bless you.
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Ok people I need $800 more dollars to pay for my Bangkok trip for treatment. This is not a cure but it can slow this terrible disease down and in some cases patients show improvement. Please don't think just because I almost have enough for this treatment that I don't need more. There will still be on going doctor bills. So please help me in this fight for my life.
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China did not work out but there is a reputable clinic in Bangkok but I need $30,000. Please please donate to my fund no matter how small the amount. I'm truly fighting for my life
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This could save my life so please read
This is the email I received this morning from a medical facility in China. Please share this has I need to raise money as soon as possible.
I've reposted my GoFundMe link or pm me for my address.
https://www.gofundme.com/kelvins-medical-fund
Dear Sir/Madam,

Thank you for your inquiry to our center. This is Mary Wang, the assistant for Dr. Like Wu, and I am taking care of the inquiry from the patients. Dr. Like Wu is the chief neurologist of Wu Stem Cells Medical Center. Dr. Wu has very rich clinical experience in stem cell treatment field. In the past 7 years we had treated more than 3000 patients from all over the world with significant treatments outcomes, among those patients, there are many patients suffered from ALS and after our comprehensive treatment, most of them showed good improvement. After the analysis and discussion from Dr. Wu and other specialists, we give you the information as below for your reference.

ALS is a kind of degenerative disease occurred in motor nerves. Its progression is very fast. Genetic mutation in both upper and lower motor neurons leads to gradual decrease of motor nerve cells, gradual increase of amyotrophic and muscle weakness until complete paralyses. It will also affect patients' swallowing function and respiratory function, patient's exercise tolerance will be affect, so our doctors recommend him to reduce his exercise to make his motor nerves have rest. Conventional medicine is not effective to treat this disease because motor nerve cells can not be regenerated once they are damaged or dead. Using the unique and cutting-edge stem cell technology in our center, we have treated many ALS patients with satisfactory outcome.

Our treatment purpose is to increase the number of motor nerve cells, repair damaged motor nerves, and replace the lost motor nerve cells by newly implanted neural stem cells with normal gene. So his motor function will be improved. Our treatment can stop the disease progressing and recover his motor function.

Based on you details, and our doctors' experience, our hospital will use 2 kinds of stem cells to treat his disease for the best effect:
1. Neural Stem Cells (NSCs): can be differentiated into functional motor nerve cells, increase the number of normal motor nerve cells, repair the damaged nerve cells and initiate motor nerve replacement.
2. Mesenchymal Stem Cells (MSCs): can improve immunity, endocrine and nutritional functions to facilitate the process of repairing the damaged nerve cells and initiating nerve replacement.
Wu Medical Center (WMC) owns unique in-vivo stem cell technology expressing, controlling, differentiating and positioning to allow the neuro-reconstruction in an optimized internal environment by using various medications. Our treatment also includes rehabilitation therapy which uses biological feedback technology that plays an important role in strengthening the rebuilding motor neural network.
This treatment needs two weeks, based on our experience, after two weeks' treatment, he will obtain following improvements:
1. Speak clear and louder, he will speak fluently.
2. Muscle power of upper limbs will be improved, he will raise right arm higher and easier, his hands will grasp objects easier, his fingers will do fine movements better, his exercise tolerance will be improved.
With this progress, it indicates the progression of ALS has been stopped, the repairing of motor neuron has been started, the replacement for cells has been initiated and the treatment effect for ALS is appeared. With the growth up of the cells, in future three months to six months, function of motor nerve cells will be much better.
Before he leave our hospital, Dr. Wu and the other doctors will summarize his treatment progress of these days, and guide him with further treatment for next three to six months after he back home, which is benefit to his rehabilitation.
The cost of the two weeks treatment is USD$18,000 covering a patient room (allowing the patient and 1-2caregiver to stay), three times stem cell injections, each time including NSCs (Neural Stem Cells) and MSCs (Mesenchymal Stem Cells) injections, medications treatment, nursing care, all necessary lab tests, daily rehabilitation training and guided shopping/laundry services. Food and meals are not included.
Suggestion: The evaluation is based on his current condition, ALS is a progressive disease, so if he failed in coming within 2 months our hospital will evalaute his condition again to decide if he is still suitable for this treatment.
If you have any other questions, please feel free to contact us.

Best Regard
Mary
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Lisa Fox
18 months ago
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Rebecca, what a terribly, inappropriate platform to state your views.

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Barbara Glover
18 months ago
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His political views shouldn’t determine if he asks for help or if people donate. Please Rebecca we don’t need a lecture. I’m sure my views are different than Kelvins but so what we are both humans and I am happy to help when I can.

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Ronnie Daniels
18 months ago
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Rebecca, please take your socialist views elsewhere. This is not the place for it. Kelvin, we are behind you buddy!

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Davids-Lombardi J R Ella
17 months ago
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I absolutely agree with Barbara Glover, political view and life style should not determine my decision whether I would like to help another human being.

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Rebecca Paolucci
19 months ago
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If we had single-payer healthcare, these fundraisers wouldn't be necessary. Unfortunately, Kelvin Reid gleefully voted for Trump. I was banned from Slow Runners Community for pointing that out, but people have a right to know what they're contributing to. It needed to be said. He's asking for charity despite pulling the ladder up behind him. He is strictly against universal healthcare, which would help him and other sick people like him.

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Scott Barrow
14 months ago

THERE IS NO WAY TO STATE IT.....LISA ALS IS ALS I HAVE IT ALSO ....WISH U THE BEST MY FRIEND......KELVIN REIDS

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Kim Jarrett
10 months ago

wow. some of these comments sound a little like "he got what he deserved". it's incredible how divided we are by politics.....so divided that we would wish this kind of pain and death on another human being? you people need Jesus. for real.

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Frank Noble
13 months ago

Wow. I should keep my mouth shut but just can’t on this one. Gail doesn’t have empathy for those who don’t support her political beliefs. So she doesn’t feel a thing for what Kelvin is going thru. Takes a special kind of evil to talk like that....

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Scott Barrow
14 months ago

I'm sorry lisa fox I meant rebbeca.......

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Gail McBrearty Powell
14 months ago

I agree with Rebecca and I have no empathy for those who don't / didn't have empathy for others by voting and supporting the republicans cruel agenda against the hard working middle class. I like to know the truth before I donate.

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Elise LaTorre
16 months ago

Kelvin, I don't know you except from Slow Runners, but your strength and determination inspire me. Wishing you miracles and blessings.

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Keila Ibarra
25 months ago

May you raise all the money u need for ur medical bills. God bless

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David Lancaster
9 months ago
$125
Chrissy Whitten
9 months ago

Love you! Hoping that God blesses others to share blessings on to you! Hang in there. The grieving journey is hard, but you are a Warrior!

AJ
$50
Alicia Judy
10 months ago
MS
$30
Martha Segura
10 months ago

My prayers are with you, Jess. Peace.

$20
Terri Walsh
10 months ago
PM
$10
Patty Morse
10 months ago
$10
Felicia Ann Barton
10 months ago
$50
Kristin Steele
10 months ago

Rest in peace, my friend. I am saddened by your passing and am hoping your family soon finds peace too.

MB
$50
Michael Basham
10 months ago

At home with Jesus! ❤️ Welcome home! All of heaven rejoices! And the angels sing hallejuah!

Lisa Fox
18 months ago
7
7

Rebecca, what a terribly, inappropriate platform to state your views.

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Barbara Glover
18 months ago
5
5

His political views shouldn’t determine if he asks for help or if people donate. Please Rebecca we don’t need a lecture. I’m sure my views are different than Kelvins but so what we are both humans and I am happy to help when I can.

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Ronnie Daniels
18 months ago
2
2

Rebecca, please take your socialist views elsewhere. This is not the place for it. Kelvin, we are behind you buddy!

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Davids-Lombardi J R Ella
17 months ago
1
1

I absolutely agree with Barbara Glover, political view and life style should not determine my decision whether I would like to help another human being.

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Rebecca Paolucci
19 months ago
1
1

If we had single-payer healthcare, these fundraisers wouldn't be necessary. Unfortunately, Kelvin Reid gleefully voted for Trump. I was banned from Slow Runners Community for pointing that out, but people have a right to know what they're contributing to. It needed to be said. He's asking for charity despite pulling the ladder up behind him. He is strictly against universal healthcare, which would help him and other sick people like him.

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Scott Barrow
14 months ago

THERE IS NO WAY TO STATE IT.....LISA ALS IS ALS I HAVE IT ALSO ....WISH U THE BEST MY FRIEND......KELVIN REIDS

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Kim Jarrett
10 months ago

wow. some of these comments sound a little like "he got what he deserved". it's incredible how divided we are by politics.....so divided that we would wish this kind of pain and death on another human being? you people need Jesus. for real.

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Frank Noble
13 months ago

Wow. I should keep my mouth shut but just can’t on this one. Gail doesn’t have empathy for those who don’t support her political beliefs. So she doesn’t feel a thing for what Kelvin is going thru. Takes a special kind of evil to talk like that....

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Scott Barrow
14 months ago

I'm sorry lisa fox I meant rebbeca.......

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Gail McBrearty Powell
14 months ago

I agree with Rebecca and I have no empathy for those who don't / didn't have empathy for others by voting and supporting the republicans cruel agenda against the hard working middle class. I like to know the truth before I donate.

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Elise LaTorre
16 months ago

Kelvin, I don't know you except from Slow Runners, but your strength and determination inspire me. Wishing you miracles and blessings.

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Keila Ibarra
25 months ago

May you raise all the money u need for ur medical bills. God bless

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