“One of the biggest problems with brain injuries - because if somebody looks fine, you assume that they are fine,”~~Lee Jenkins, executive director of the Brain Injury Association.
I'm ALMOST THERE! THANKS everyone! I'm now 98% of the way to my goal! I've now BEGUN the long overdue treatments I need to clean out the toxic overload & GET WELL AGAIN! Just $71 left to go! Won't you help with whatever you can~~even $5 or $10 can add up! I've been able to get the natural medicines I need & some of the treatments that help, but the hyperbaric facility is in a city 7 hours away so this last little bit will help with travel to & where I'll stay while going through the sessions. I'll be sharing the process this coming year as part of my coming zeevatheartofwellness.com blog. The acute toxic chemical exposure I suffered more than 20 years ago left me brain injured, blind, and dependent on supplemental oxygen for more than 5 years. MD's said I'd never see again. Today I CAN SEE! Some say I'm a miracle. I’ve always been the “I can do it myself” kid, even when I was blind. More used to giving and helping others instead of asking for help. The residual neurological injuries, chronic fatigue syndrome and multiple chemical sensitivity can be hard, staying functionally well takes ongoing maintenance. While I LIVE a detox lifestyle, I periodically need medically assisted de-tox and support, particularly the hyperbaric oxygen that was key to getting my sight back and getting me off the supplemental oxygen I'd needed for almost 5 years! Life happened, and I went too long without. With YOUR help I AM already getting better!
3 years ago I'd finally been able to restart these holistic treatment sessions. The good new the country I'm actually in now (Ecuador,) it's much less expensive than in the USA. The bad news: I was on my way home, many hours away, after the first of this series of sessions when my equipment bag was stolen: it contained my laptop, cameras, mikes, cables, an external hard-drive with 5 years work on it!
It also contained a brand new smart phone, my spare glasses, and a huge chunk of cash I'd saved to buy furniture, stove & fridge as well as pay for the rest of the holistic medicine treatments. With that money gone I was unable to continue treatment. My health suffered. It took me a year of begging, borrowing and renting computer time to just stay in touch with people, with friends urging me the whole time until I finally buckled and posted a fundraiser.
While I didn't get nearly as much as I needed then, I got just enough to have a friend coming to visit Ecuador from Los Angeles buy and bring me a new laptop so I could once again communicate regularly online. Unfortunately, later in 2017 several major hurricanes hit and afterwards so many people were posting fundraisers online that I took it down. At that time I convinced myself that others needed help more than me.
But WHY is it I always figure that others need help more than me? I lived with no stove, oven or fridge—just a hot plate— for 2 years before I got a even a fridge! I STILL have no oven & minimal furniture! It's 2019, I'm still struggling, and have to admit, I can't do everything myself for myself. At my age (almost 64) I actually have a worse living standard than when I was a poor student or even as a literal starving artist.
For many years, as a brain-injury surviver with environmental illnesses, I’ve lived a virtual life, managing a Natural Wellness Page (Zeeva the Art of Wellness) on Facebook, doing research and helping people for free. I was getting ready to launch a new website, to share my stories, stories of other 'miraculous healing,' and real health information of a kind that social media is now censoring, that would help me earn the little extra monthly that would supplement my very small disability pension-- that basically covers just my rent, my food, and my internet-- when my 7 year old smart phone died.
Thanks to people like you--I NOW GOT enough and have purchased a new smart phone--wow have things changed in the 7 years since I bought my last one! With a slower-than-usual-brain that wears out and just shuts down way faster than I'd like (THAT's why I really need to get back to the hyperbaric!) it's taking me a bit of time, but as soon as I learn it, you'll be seeing video shorts from me! Stay tuned! I made the appointment for the eye exam. I will soon get new glasses! I got my computer fixed! I'm in process of getting the referrals for the hyperbaric oxygen treatments I need to get my brain and nervous systems working in top form again! I WILL talk the hyperbaric Dr into letting me film that so people can really see how it works and what it's about!
It is helpful for so many medical issues and really needs to be used more!
It's been hard for me to admit I need help. I AM SO VERY GRATEFUL for the donations! I'm already beginning to take back my life again. Soon you'll see NEW videos like the one you see I made some years ago to teach and inspire others to beat supposedly unbeatable odds! I'll be traveling soon to start the medical treatments I need to come back to health again, get the remaining crucial equipment replaced and my websites are in process NOW and should be back up before the end of September! I have so much valuable information, and stories (mine AND others') to share to help others know how very possible it is, to fight for your health and WIN!
Every little bit helps, folks. The amount I'm asking is to deal with present health issues and get better instead of continuing the downturn. Of course I SHOULD have asked sooner, but now, with your help, I know I WILL bounce back again. If everyone who I’ve helped or inspired over the years or follows my social media pages gave even a dollar or two, I know I can get back on my feet again. I'll be able to get stronger physically so I can help others much more than I am now. This last March was Brain Injury Awareness month and so many people who read my Wellness Page on Facebook contacted me for help, for support, for information, I realized people are still not getting the help and information they need from their MD's. That's terrible, but having been there myself and being part of the brain injury recovery community so many years, I CAN provide a lot of help and information to help both patients AND their Dr's! I've actually spoken with some Dr's who are very supportive of this project and some who have already agree to be interviewed!
Please help if you can, with whatever you can, and please share this campaign as well. They say that every share can be worth $25, and that's proven to be true!Thank you so much for your help!
I AM grateful for every little bit. Thank you!