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Help Me Treat Lyme Disease

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Raised by 125 people in 23 months
I have been dealing with persistent Lyme Disease, Babesia, Bartonella & EBV for a very long time. I currently need money for housing food & medical treatment. I am living in a homeless shelter & it is the opposite of healing. It is unfortunately hellish living in a shelter & I need a healthier environment so that I have a chance to get well. I need money so that I can see a Lyme literate MD and pay for healthy food & needed supplements. My income is only $729. a month. I am on SSDI & not healthy enough to work yet. The shelter expects us to save for housing yet they insist we pay $270. a month to live here leaving no money for Lyme treatment.

Due to my illness my brain does not function well consistently. I would love to get my brain function back so that I can get my life back. Being in a shelter around drug addicts who are high on meth ect. & people heavily indulging in alcohol not to mention people fresh out of prison or with severe mental issues is extremely difficult for me with my present lack of normal brain function. There is constant drama here including violence. The police are here often. I need a healthier environment to heal in. Living here is incredibly oppressive.

I will be extremely thankful for any donations large or small. You will be helping me get my health & life back.
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My birthday is this Sunday May 26 so I thought I would post an update.

I am turning one of those major #s... 165. That is no exaggeration either. That is my life in cat years & dog years combined.

I am still living in my moldy 2001 Jetta while dealing with Lyme Dis-ease, Babesia, Reactivated Epstein Barr Virus & lately I have been dealing with a respiratory virus for weeks. I am using herbs along with doing moxibustion treatments on myself & finally having some virus from hell improvements. I hope to do an AmpCoil session soon. I would eventually like to buy an AmpCoil or have more frequent use of one. I think they are extremely healing & helpful especially when dealing with Lyme disease.

I have been sleeping in my car in a new location I much prefer for it's beautiful views & lack of police presence after recently being needlessly harassed by the San Anselmo, CA Police for the crime of sleeping in my car. They told me to go sleep out in West Marin instead . I guess they don't want to see people in between homes sleeping in their cars in THEIR town. One officer was polite to me & the younger one was quite rude so I reported him to his sergeant who was very easy to talk to & "got it" and said he would have a word with Mr Rude.

I am so grateful for everyone who has ever donated to or shared my fundraiser. Your donations make it possible for me to eat hot food, purchase supplements, pay to get my old car fixed & put gas in my car. My mechanic said my transmission might be going out. My car acts funny on the freeway so I need to get it fixed. My limited SSDI income does not cover my basic costs each month nor my medical costs all the way so your donations mean more to me than you know! THANK YOU!
I am very grateful for your continued support & kindness. It lifts my spirits when I get worn out and depressed living in my car. I am working on getting on subsidized housing lists with my case worker at Jewish Family Services & one day hope to have a home again.

A reminder all size donations help even $5. will buy me lunch.

Thank you!!!
Love,
Marjorie
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Thank you to everyone who has donated to my fundraiser in the past & recently!!! I am extremely
thankful for your generosity! I also want to thank everyone who has shared my fundraiser on Facebook. I am grateful for all support. It keeps me going on dark days.

As everyone with Lyme dis-ease knows it is a costly journey to deal with on so many levels. It can be quite trying at times.

My latest worry is my 2001 VW is on it's way out. My mechanic thinks the transmission could be going. A bit of a problem because I sometimes live in my car.

I have been apartment & house & pet sitting recently when possible & I am looking for more house sitting jobs.

I would also like to be able to use an AmpCoil if anyone has one to rent or share. I find AmpCoils helpful.

Thank you again for your support!

I am still hoping to receive a subsidized apartment at some point. I continue to apply to open wait lists.

Love,
Marjorie
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2:13 am & rather chilly in my moldy car. Still better than an abusive oppressive homeless shelter from hell.

I can't wait until 10:00 am when the temperature is suppose to increase 6 points.

Not much else to say currently.

I am so grateful for everyone who has shared and donated to my fundraiser! You definitely help me eat better than I would on my low SSDI income and EBT. Lyme disease sucks the numbers right off one's credit cards.

Thank you for listening & sharing my fundraiser and donating. Even five dollars can help tremendously.

Sometimes this life can seem like cruel and unusual punishment. Other times it is magical.

Marjorie
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I just had a wonderful comfortable motel stay through a program for ten days due to health issues. I am incredibly thankful for ten days of feeling like a human again I was able to sit at an actual desk and do my artwork which was pure joy. What an incredible experience after not painting for months. That is the good news.

The bad news is it has been colder here than normal here with rare snow on the mountain tops and tomorrow my ten day motel stay is over and I move back into my moldy mechanically challenged Jetta.

The ten day motel stay program I was in states in it's glossy brochure that 76% of its clients achieve permanent housing. I would love to know how that happens because I am in the percentage that received zero help in that department. Oh wait maybe they expect us to use Ritter House for housing help.
Now that is a truly bad joke unless you are the scary person at the bus stop or a known long term addict or bat shit crazy there is no housing help in this county. Use a taser against all the rules at the local homeless shelter and bingo you get housing. If you are 64 and have Lyme and all kinds of co infections too bad suck it up. If you have a home Jewish Family Services has a Seniors at Home program. Homeless they have very few resources for you yet my caseworker there tries to help. Catholic Charities thankfully gives out sleeping bags.

The way people without homes are treated in Marin & Sonoma Counties is inexcusable.

I am hoping to eventually get a home even if I have to build one out of Lego pieces. When I do get a roof over my head I plan to become an advocate for the homeless. I want to help improve the shelters in Marin & Sonoma Counties which are dangerous oppressive abusive & in the darkages. My friend Brenda was beaten to death due to shelter negligence. You don't toss a drunk person out of a wet shelter at night with one leg because "rehab is full". The shelters hire some real mental giants and Homeward Bound is all about the money and makes residents pay $270. a month for the abuse. What a deal. I only got food poisoning there twice involving ER visits IVs and a catscan.

Anyway so much for my tale of living the American Dream in California I just want to say I appreciate everyone of you who has donated to my fundraiser and or shared it on Facebook in the past. Without your generosity I would not eat at times. EBT and my low SSDI income goes only so far in Western World. I am currently broke and probably will not have any money until Friday.

If you do care to donate there are faster ways to get money to me than super slow Gofundme. Please ask me how.

Thank you for reading this far!!!
Thank you to all the kind generous people who keep me going.
Being sick and poor is beyond depressing at times.

Love,
Marjorie
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