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Weʼre raising £50,000 to Fundraise for medical expenses

Redwood City, CA, USA
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I am creating this fundraiser for my daughter Emma who has been battling Lyme disease now for 13 years during which I have only seen her deteriorate , it is heartbreaking to watch her suffer and be so helpless to do anything . Emma’s symptoms have accumulated and are now very serious . She has POTS which is some failure of her autonomic system which regulates heart rate and blood pressure and much more . I would like Emma to undergo tests at Stanford while we are here but have been unable to afford it . Emma suffers severely with low blood pressure and pulse pressure she has a very high heart rate all of which makes her life very hard . Ontop of all the symptoms of Lyme and the multiple co infections Emma has been diagnosed with her immune sytem has been seriously compromised and she suffers severely with urinary tract infections which are now very hard to treat . We have been paying out of pocket for years but our finances are now coming to an end . I am suffering myself with stress and have lost a lot of weight I am Emma’s sole carer I am now 84 and terrified for her future as she needs 24 hour care . We have tried very hard to get Emma help in the USA but sadly without insurance the financial strain has become impossible . I plead anyone to donate anything they can the medications ( antibotics ) we have used to keep Emma alive are excessively expensive .

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  • Emma Thornton5 months ago
    Emma Thornton

    Emma Thornton

    5 months ago

    I feel totally defeated after another night in the er and sadly a dr who just didn’t care in absolute agony with this current uti and throwing up I was told to ‘ tough it out ‘ and just take Tylenol feeling helpless and holes now

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  • Emma Thornton5 months ago
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    Emma Thornton

    5 months ago

    Second time lucky ? I’m back again at Stanford having iv antibtcs for a uti that just won’t go away 😰the pains been horrendous and I’m scared to carry on without help as I’ve been throwing up a lot but also scared to stay here having so sleep and being immunosuppressed can’t seem to win at the moment hoping and praying things get easier

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  • Emma Thornton5 months ago
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    Emma Thornton

    5 months ago

    Sadly I am back in the er after a hellish few days I finally gave in .I don’t know wether this will be useful but it’s resulted in me being fitted with a heart monitor for the arthymia . We are realy realy struggling as I sadly still can’t afford the IV antibiotics my Lyme Dr wanted me to have and have gone downhill badly . I desperately need the tests they want me to have at Stanford university hospital too and am just overwhelmed with not having the finances for treatemnt and being so sick with only poor Mum to care for me .

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Page last updated on: 3/31/2018 2:18 AM

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  • Natascha Schmidt

    Natascha Schmidt

    Mar 14, 2018

    £5.00

  • Erin Peterson

    Erin Peterson

    Mar 13, 2018

  • Maya Lawlor

    Maya Lawlor

    Mar 4, 2018

    £100.00

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    Mar 4, 2018

    Thinking of you Emma and praying for your health to turn around. Never give up hope - my kids have all been very sick and are now able to enjoy life again.God bless you and your dear mother. xx

    £20.00

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    Mar 4, 2018

    Hoping things turn around in a big way for you.

    £10.00

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    Mar 4, 2018

    £20.00

  • Kathleen Randell - Wallace

    Kathleen Randell - Wallace

    Mar 4, 2018

    I'm so sorry you're having to go through this! I wish I could help more!

    £30.00

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Emma Thornton

Emma Thornton

Redwood City, CA, USA

I am just an ordinary mum but at the age of 84 I never expected to be a full time care giver to my beautiful daughter who was and still is so talented and clever but is now totally debilitated and unable to care for herself

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