Help Rachel find a new home
After nearly 30 years of multiple autoimmune diseases (lupus, anaphylaxis, colitis, raynauds, endometriosis and others) she has now, due to her weakened immunity, developed severe electromagnetic hypersenstivity (EHS), resulting in her not being able to live in her home rented from the local housing association, due to the levels of microwave radiation from surrounding mobile phone masts and neighbours' wi-fi.
This is causing her many distressing symptoms, the most critical being abnormal heart rhythms, that could result in a heart attack.
She has for the past 3 months been living in a tent or a yurt as the only way to stabilise her heart. This has been challenging with the other health issues she has to manage. However as we move into autumn and winter camping has become no longer possible, she is sleeping now in an insulated summerhouse at the end of someone's garden which is very cold.
She is fundraising initially to buy an automatic campervan, so that she can have somewhere dry, warm and safe to sleep in.
Later on she hopes to raise enough to buy some land - to have somewhere secure she can go to.
An extended period of low or no exposure will reduce her sensitivity, much like an allergy can lessen when the allergen is avoided for a time. We are trying to find a longer term home for her in a place that's less exposed yet so far have not found an option after over a year of searching.
Rachel has been on a homeswapper housing scheme for a year, appealed to the MP, spoken out to the local papers, had an urgent medical letter for rehousing from the doctor and still the housing association give her the lowest priority for a transfer.
She - and others she knows - have supported her in contacting well over 300 communities, house sit schemes and such like to find places she can go.
Rachel has just recently received a medical diagnosis of Severe EHS or Electromagnetic Hypersensitivity - so doctors are now recognising this. This condition is characterized by a heightened response to RF radiation and electromagnetic fields, hence signals broadcast by mobile phones, mobile phone masts, wi-fi routers, cordless phones, and other everyday electronics can cause debilitating symptoms for Rachel, including severe headpains, disorientation, bladder and bowel problems, and heart arrythmias.
As you will be aware mobile phone mast signals and wi- fi are now nearly everywhere - making it extremely challenging for Rachel to go into shops, travel, get online much and making social activities unavailable - like being able to go into a cafe or join people for group events or even visit friends in their homes.
We are also raising funds to have Rachel's 9 mercury fillings removed. The leading doctors in the field of EHS have strongly advised this, as current research is showing people with EHS have a weakened blood-brain barrier and mercury fillings are making her sensitivity worse.
Rachel has explored for a number of years with St Thomas' hospital in London a gut bacterial transplant with the gastroentrology, which could reverese the bowel disease and possibly much of the autoimmunity and multiple sensitivity in giving her a stronger immune system. 4 yrs on and the NHS are still only offering this to patient's with C-difficile, so she does not qualify on the NHS, and a private course of transplants would cost approx £15,000. This may change in time with the NHS offering it yet Rachel is running short of time with the cascade of multiple health issues.
Rachel doesn't have funds or any property or possessions she can sell, hence appealing for help here.
Having overcome many other acute health challenges in the past she is optimistic she can with your help heal from this. She really wants to be of support to others and share the gifts she has.
We are so very grateful for any help that you can give.
Our love and thanks for your support
Approx guide of costing
Approx cost of a campervan - likely around £10,000 + for second-hand for one that's in good condition to travel distances and live in for an extended time. If need be she could by a transit van for less and have it converted over time, adding a cooker and bed to sleep in. Costs of this would be around £3,000 upwards for a basic reliable van, then likely a minimum of another £2,000 for cooker, heater / mini wooderburner and basic bed.
Removal of mercury fillings £3, 000 to £5,500 (the upper figures are by denstists specialising in safe removal of mercury and therefore less risky to Rachel's heart).
(Image below of heart tests - 1. without wi-fi, 2. with exposure to wi-fi / mobiles showing abnormal heart rhythms)
I too am very sensitive to wifi / bluetooth /4G etc and have similar physical reactions that are completely debilitating... luckily my immediate neighbours do not use these things so I am ok in my housing associating home but dread these neighbours changing as I would be in the same situation as you... I am unable to use public transport or even be in public spaces for more than a short period of time without becoming very unwell and so now know where there are small pockets of less signal where I have to rest in my van before I can drive home... Are you still local to Chichester? please contact me if you are..