Robert Bradford, founder of the Robert Bradford Research Institute in California, has called Lyme the "potential plague of the 21st century," likening it to the Black Death, estimated to have killed one-third of the population of medieval Europe: http://www.chicagotribune.com/lifestyles/health/ct...
Please show your support for our friend, Duaa, who's had the rug pulled out from under her feet by lyme. Contrary to popular opinion, lyme is very serious and comes upon you unexpectedly. If it's untreated or does not receive the right treatment, this illness can lead to death.
She went from being a highly accomplished person contributing to the world to being diagnosed with Lyme and complete mitochondrial failure this year - within a matter of just 6 months. She wasn't given time to plan for this catastrophe. She's fighting the disease. But she needs our support getting there these next few months. It's going to take some time for her to regain her health with the right treatment.
What the funds will be used for:
To help with on-going lyme treatments. The CDC denies chronic lyme is an illness, thus, all treatments need to be completely out of pocket. Because this is a specialized disease, most lyme experts charge a lot. For example, to get in to see a lyme doctor is $500/check up. Just for the check up. Each treatment is in the thousands per treatment.