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I need your help in my fight to live. God Bless You.

The Road of Mystery

One day I was a defense attorney fighting for others, and the next I was not. I was bushwacked by three mysterious assailants . . .

After months of mystery and pain such as I had never experienced, I was ultimately diagnosed with a rare disease called Diffuse Systemic Sclerosis (SSc) with lung involvement in 2010. There is no cure and no known cause. It is not contagious. It is not infectious. It is not cancerous. It is deadly. My life is forever changed.The medical issues, financial burden, plus the emotional toll, consume me.

I also suffer from secondary Reynaud’s Phenomenon. This is also a rare disease with serious complications. The pain is severe and greatly affects quality of life and health. It curses through your body like a bullet destroying and plundering your once healthy body. I have lost tissue due to gangrene because of this complication. It is a vile thing.

Unexpectedly In 2011 I learned I have a choroidal melanoma in my left eye. It is a rare form of cancer. I have had surgery, radiation, and a laser treatment. I am scheduled to have two more laser treatments. There is a 50% mortality rate. It's like a worm in the recesses of your body you know nothing about. I have no pain now from this rare disease and did not lose my eye or sight. Still it is an unknown and never retreats. Treatment does not cure.

Coping has left me (and my family) emotionally and financially drained. I am unable to work at my profession. The costs for my surgeries, treatment, hospital bills, related expenses, medical insurance premiums, and therapy are staggering. This fundraiser has been established for me to address the financial burden so I can continue treatment and manage complications of these rare diseases. Every day is critical in my fight. My next trip to MDA is March 12, 2012 for treatment. Without a successful fundraiser I will not be able to have this or any other treatment. Your donation to my fundraiser will be an answer to prayer. God bless you for helping me fight this battle.

Surprise! The very special donor who carries me over my goal will receive a one-of-a-kind mixed media art piece ( I am working on it now) to show my deep appreciation. Thank you for helping me.
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