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The family of Tim and Brenda Heck would like to ask for any and all help with these overwhelming expenses.

Brenda is fighting a life long battle with a disease of the liver called porphyria. this is a genetic disease that attacks all organs and nerves in her body. She is losing the use of her arms due to nerve damage. the pain is very severe and fells like her arms are being ripped off her body now the pain is moving to her legs also the loss of her thyroid. there is no known cure and very little treatment as it is very rare (1 in 1000000) She spent most of last year in bed or the hospital and is still bedridden and unable to care for herself. Tim her husband has been carring for her and tring to work. March 5 of this year his employer (TYSON) gave him the option return to 40+ hours or be termed. his last day was March 5th also it was his last day of health insurance coverage. the only treatment known for this is an IV treatment at a cost of $5000 and she is receiving 2 a week.also she takes meds to control the other damage it has caused that run around $2000 a month.Without these treatments and meds. the prognosies is a very slow and painfull death.
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