Why Infinite campaing goal:
Due to the reasons stated in the latest update and the paragraph from Aleph bellow, we had decided to change the minimum as Aleph's treatments still don't have a date to end and progress is still slow. Please continue to help her and her mother if you find it in your heart. Please check updates as well.
I go to check ups every 3 days and each of them are always 80 to 90 dollars. My treatment is costly but the best so far, so thank you once again to everyone. And well... I am not sure if anyone will donate more as my situation is not over, but I am honestly not gonna be disheartened or anything either way after this amazing act kindness I have received. I never expected it. And I don't have enough words to truly say how I feel. I can promise that I shall do my very best to recover and return this kindness to the world. I just wanna say thank you so much. From the bottom of my heart.
Fatima (Alejandra) also Known as Aleph/Alycans has been battling medical issues for many years, enduring short-term hospital stays and long-term illness. Recently she has gone through a terrible relapse, resulting in many medical costs billed to her mother, who lives on a moderate income and is already in debt.
Aleph lives in El Salvador and due to the medical situation there, she doesn't have insurance because of her complex medical issues, the skyrocketing cost of insurance, and the poorly structured medical system, which is struggling to provide for her care.
She also tries to help her Grandmother who has been sick for a few years as well, she had been diagnosed previously with a esophageal candidiasis who had her with a terrible cough and even blood vomiting. She was treated, but it is very possible that she has more or some other bacteria who got covered up by the other condition since her cough reappeared and gastrointestinal issues along with it.
In Aleph’s own words:
So hello. This is a long story.
I have had many medical issues before this year, I have been diagnosed with viral hepatitis C and had dengue, plus kidney infections. These medical issues occurred many years ago, so sadly the documentation and the clinic where I have received treatment are no longer around.
From 2011 onwards I started having some issues like gastrointestinal distress, but it wasn’t until the beginning of 2012 that I actually began to be truly affected by it. I took all kinds of tests and there was no sign of parasites or bacteria, so doctors took months to find the cause of my issues, I went to multiple places and took multiple types of medicine, The constant blood tests and medical examinations were a huge disruption to my high school experience, and my health affected my ability to focus in school. After many misdiagnoses, overlooked information, and miscommunication between various doctors, I finally had some answers: I had a bacteria all along and due to the stress chronically ill with IBS.
But it was too late, I lost three years of a technological high school, where I was specialising in computer science. I was traumatized. My anxiety skyrocketed, and top of my chronic medical issues I developed depression. It would get so bad that at this point, I was also diagnosed as having mild PTSD, severe anxiety and severe depression.
My health Issues kept happening--my immune system could not fight off infection and kept me in a state of permanent poor health. I developed chickenpox; fatty liver disease (grade 3); even worse gastrointestinal issues; and an arrhythmia was discovered...There are many people who do not believe what I have suffered through. It sounds impossible, especially since people think that if you’re young, you’re automatically healthy and able to recover from illness. But living with these medical issues has changed my life and plunged my family into debt. I need help with ongoing health costs, but first I must pay off the cost of my past treatments. My mother earns only $500 per month and cannot pay for my medical needs.
Long story short, for the last 7 years I have had lots of issues including:
- Hepatitis A.
- Chickenpox (at adult age)
- Kidney infections
- Dengue fever.
- Fatty liver grade 3 (recently it has improved to level 1).
- Irritable Bowel Syndrome
- An apparently non-lethal arrhythmia.
- Hypoglycemia (diagnosed a year or so ago)
- Severe anxiety and depression (Mild case of PTSD and hypochondria)
My current doctor says all of them have some alteration which indicates that it may be metabolic syndrome, but we need to do further testing to confirm. This may be a good explanation, as my my mom has hormone issues as well: she has PCOS and did have a Facial nerve paralysis during her 20s, plus had to be on treatment to have me. Metabolic syndrome can run in families so I may have hormone problems too. On my dad’s side I have also inherited some genetic issues like diabetes.
I have included some photos of various tests I have had done recently so that you can see I am telling the truth. A lot of the latest ones (with the red bag in the background) are hormone related e.g. glucose, insulin, cortisol, thyroid, etc etc. Plus cholesterol and triglycerides. There are receipts of ER visits and tests. Even my kits to check blood pressure, temperature, and glucose. You can also see my medicines, most are daily, some are vitamins to help my mood.
I have seen an endocrinologist, internists, a psychiatrist, lots of specialists, and ER doctors, I am about to visit the neurologist, I don't think there is much left to do but hope the answer might be around here somewhere.
The doctors don’t know whether my latest relapse is a new medical issue or ongoing complications from all of my illnesses. I don’t mean to be rude saying this… But honestly, some people who study medicine say: ‘Why so many issues?’, or “That it doesn’t add up’… TELL ME ABOUT IT. I have been asking and wondering for years why I have so many issues and why it hasn’t been resolved or why it has to take so much or why it is so confusing, I am no doctor, I can only tell you I have been through. I don’t have all the answers right now. I am willing to be a lab rat as long as things are properly done. I’m happy to answer any questions you may have. Thank you so much for reading and contributing.
On my expenses are:
- Appointment fees
- Regular blood tests and check-ups
- Transport to hospital.
- My accu-check instant strips tests and lances
As of December 9th of 2018, however things turned for the bad once again.
I have once again ended up in the ER.
My gastritis and IBS caused an incredible pain and fatigue; now there is a possibility that my IBS is actually IBD, but to discard it they must do tests.
This would mean ultrasound and endoscopy which are expensive. This is the main reason of my current call for help.
If you can't chip in due to some restrictions, you can donate directly to her personal Paypal at https://www.paypal.me/alycans (Add your discord/tumblr/twitter user on the note)
Thanks for reading and thanks if you have donated or just shared this!
P.S.: Some photos are really bad, I suck, I am not gonna take them again, I am too tired for that. Sorry, really sorry, hope you understand. And my apologies again.
Some explanation on my mother’s debts
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