Sam's Lyme Disease Treatment

$3,125 of $6,000 goal

Raised by 99 people in 7 months
To our Family and Friends,

As you know, Sam has suffered from what was ultimately diagnosed as Lyme Disease with multiple co infections.  She as been in treatment for the last several years, and in October of 2017 we found Dr. Cameron, who has been treating her.  After multiple changes and combinations of drugs that didn't work, the Doctor felt it was medically necessary to start IV antibiotics.  At first, the health insurance was covering the IV infusion along with a nurse once a week to change dressings, and it wasn't an issue.  Sam is now starting responding to the treatment and the insurance is now refusing to pay any further.  The doctor did a Peer to Peer with an insurance company doctor and that doctor denied coverage.   The cost of the IV meds, supplies, 2 trips a month to NY, and the nurse once a week, is going to cost about $3,000 a month.  I need to raise this money while I fight the insurance company so her IV infusions don't lapse.  I plan on fighting the insurance and going to whatever lengths I have to for them to continue to pay.  I'm just not sure since it is LYME Disease they will approve it no matter what I do!  I need to have money to pay by Tuesday for at least half of the doses we need which will be 15 days.   We are not sure how long treatment will be or need to continue, so whatever we can raise will help and at the end if there is any extra will be donated to Lyme disease research.  
The original 3100 we raised I was able to stretch until now. But we need at least 2 more months of money to cover what is owed now.  If you can help it would be so appreciated and even just sharing for her! 
I want to thank to thank you all for taking the time to read and donate to help Sam!!  Our love to all!!
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Hi Everyone,

It is so upsetting me to have to ask for help for Sam again. She still has the pic line and still getting IV. I have made the last amount stretch as far as I can. I got a bill today for almost $3,000.00 and it didnt include the next shipment of IV. I had no luck with insurance or any of the other things I have tried. As you know Sam has started with seizures again. I am trying to work as much as I can but its difficult because she needs 24/7 care again. So if we can continue to share I would very much appreciate it. her medical expenses for doctor in NY arent covered at all and is near $500.00 a month. So believe me anything is a huge help! Unfortunately, I cant get her better alone. Thank you all so much for sharing and donating for Sam's Lyme Treatment we are very grateful to all of you!!
Gretchen and Sam
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