Renee's Lyme Medical Fund

$2,855 of $50,000 goal

Raised by 32 people in 31 months
Hello, My name is Renee Bassett. I was bit by a tick on Martha's Vineyard in the summer of '13 while on a family vacation..... Since then, I have been to doctor after doctor trying to find what is wrong with me neurologically, and we have spent thousands of dollars already on medical bills and tests. I had to quit my job as a successful creative director and spend most of my days couch bound and cannot leave the house. My symptoms are getting worse by the day.  I have recently been seen by some of the top Lyme doctors in the country and am getting intense bloodwork done. They are suspecting Lyme coupled with its co-infection Bartonella. The doctors have a very comprehensive and personalized Lyme protocol that is best for my recovery. They deal with patients that have basically run out of options and are critically ill. The protocol will encompass killing off pathogens, detoxifying the body, and building up the immune system. 

The unfortunate part is that medical insurance will NOT cover my treatments. This is a very devastating thing for Lyme patients due to the fact that Insurance does not cover ANY treatment.  The reason for this is the lack of education on this disease, and that the CDC (Center for Disease Control) does not recognize Late Stage Disseminated Lyme as being real and requiring treatment. Insurance companies follow the CDC criteria on how to treat different conditions and considering that the CDC does not have a treatment protocol for this illness, the Insurance companies do not have to cover anything.

This will be a long journey ahead for me and my family. It is EXTREMELY expensive, but if I dont receive this care, I will become worse and worse, so it isn't an option at this point.

I will be forever grateful and thankful for anyone who finds it in their heart to support me and my family. I am praying for an answer and that God leads me to the right treatment and God blesses all that would help us on this journey.

Below is a letter from the Doctor that saw me recently explaining my situation further:


"Renee is an unfortunate 32 y.o. female here at Envita Medical Center for an initial consult with multi-system symptoms for the past 2+ years. Renee reports that she was bitten by a tick in 2013 and her signs/symptoms have gradually progressed since then. She had stressful situations about 6 months later and that is when she really noticed an exacerbation of her symptoms. Over the last 3-4 months her symptoms have progressed even faster. Renee has been to see many different doctors including psychologists and neurologists with little in the way of findings for an underlying cause. This has impacted Renee on an emotional/mental level for some time now. From her case history and intake it is in our opinion that Renee is most likely dealing with an infectious agent. We are highly suspicious of bartonella but will be conducting comprehensive testing to get a better idea of her infectious load and any other underlying factor in her health. Renee will be started on an oral protocol while she returns back to Pittsburg. There is concern with how fast the symptoms seem to be progressing over the last 3-4 months and emphasized this to Renee and Maureen and that treatment should be started as soon as possible."

Dr. Scott Just NMD
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Sad to say im not a celebrity who has endless funds and can have chronic Lyme and not have to worry financially - I have lost everything - and I need my life back again - If I cannot get this treatment I don't know what will happen - please share this post or help if U can
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Thank you for all of the generous support - things are getting worse and I have to go for treatment with IV antibiotics it has totally invaded my nervous system where I feel like I'm having seizures - please help us and pray!
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I have been officially diagnosed with LYME neuroborealis today - they would like to start treatment right away please help in any way you can! Thanks and God bless!
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As more tests come in, things are looking more and more evident of chronic LYME thank you for your support and please share if U can
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$2,855 of $50,000 goal

Raised by 32 people in 31 months
Created February 11, 2016
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$100
Anonymous
27 months ago
$25
Connie Chiarelli
31 months ago

Praying for you sweetheart. Sending all my love and good thoughts. Wish we could do more. God Bless you and family.

JP
$100
Jim Paladino
31 months ago

Praying for a full recovery Renee.

$30
Anonymous
31 months ago
AC
$25
Abigail Claar
31 months ago

Pray for you every night my beautiful niece-in-law! Aunt Abby

$50
Rose Lomis
31 months ago

Little Chickadee, I wish I could do more for you. You are in my thoughts as you go through this hard struggle. Never give up!

CR
$100
Carrie Richter
31 months ago

praying for you

BC
$100
Bob and Margaret Costen
31 months ago

Dear Renee, We are praying for you that the Lord in His mercy will grant you a speedy recovery. Uncle Bob and Aunt Margaret

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