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This fundraiser ended on 03/30/12

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This is the 'Help Colleen Cawthon Fight Lyme Disease' fund. The funds will be used for medical costs/expenses not covered by insurance.

Hi friends,

It’s good to finally talk to everyone. I pray you experience God’s love and grace in every moment of every day.

As many of you know, Colleen has been fighting Lyme disease for well over a year now, and has been hospitalized since Friday Feb 24 because of it. She has extreme muscle weakness, limited mobility, being challenge with her breathing, and an elevated heart rate. Even in the midst of these things, God has been with us every step of the way, showing His hand of strength and care continually. He is amazing.

Lyme disease is a very insidious and evil thing; mimicking other diseases, hiding and remaining elusive in the body while it continues to sicken it, and, we are finding out, is extremely hard to treat, for various reasons. Because of this, we have decided to continue treatment in a different city - Seattle WA. Seattle has top level Lyme clinics and doctors, and that is where Colleen needs to be.

After researching our options and the treatments she would need, we have learned her trips to these clinics to receive these treatments will not be covered by insurance. By our best estimate, they will run $25,000 a month. We anticipate Colleen having many months of treatment, hence the fundraising amount. We have seen God’s hand as provider this past year as Colleen has fought this sickness, so our confidence and trust are firmly in Him. We also know that God uses His people to help His people, and that is why I am setting up this account. All we ask is that you ask God if He would want you to help, and simply be obedient to His instruction. He is our very present help in time of need. Thank you, Lord.

I will post updates on Facebook or you can follow me on Twitter (@jarisabq).

Please know there are no words to describe how much we appreciate the outpouring of love and friendship in the form of cards, gifts, time, and finances. All of you have shown the love of God in such a way that it has made a permanent impression on our hearts. We will never be the same. Thank you.

Feel free to repost or retweet this link, or to send to family and friends who may not be a part of the Facebook or Twittter community and who you think would be interested in helping.

Thank you again. We love you so.


If you would like to donate via check, plz send to:

Jaris Cawthon
320 Waterfall SE
Albuquerque NM 87123

"Then your light shall break forth like the morning,
your healing shall spring forth speedily." Isaiah 58:8
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