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We, who love him and have been praying for him, are asking for donations to help with housing, medical needs, and out-of-pocket expenses.

A "MOLD REFUGEE" IS A PERSON WHO, BECAUSE OF SYMPTOMS CAUSED BY INDOOR CONTAMINANTS AND MOISTURE DAMAGES CANNOT LIVE, STAY, WORK OR STUDY IN PREMISES WHICH CAUSE SYMPTOMS AND ILLNESS.

Such is the case with Brian......here is his story:

In the fall of 2013, Brian Welsh, age 40, was a happily married man, successful at his job as a respiratory therapist in a large hospital. One day he began to experience strange symptoms. He would get violently ill after eating foods that he previously enjoyed. Fatigue, pain and extreme sensitivity to substances took over his once energetic life. Sleeplessness, anxiety, and depression came on the heels of those, plus a chronic intestinal infection that resisted antibiotics and caused his weight to drop from 155 to 106 lbs. He came to realize something in his house was causing symptoms that would be relieved considerably only when he went outside.
After multiple tests, Brian was diagnosed with Chronic Inflammatory Response Syndrome (CIRS), also known as Sick Building Syndrome (SBS). The cause was long term exposure to mold toxins, not only in the house he lived in, but also his childhood home.
Through this Brian not only lost his job, home, marriage, and friends, but was eventually forced to live outside in a tent in the snow, rain and wind. That is how he is living today.
Brian's hope for a temporary cure is to move to a drier climate and to find mold free housing. Through his research, he has found a company that makes aluminum frame travel trailers with no wood to encourage mold. Unfortunately, the price is beyond his means.
Brian has been so brave through this ordeal, praying and believing that God does have a plan for his life....he is listening.

December 2, 2014

Brian now is in St. George, Utah living in a tent at a state park.  He is desperately seeking mold avoidance. He is cold but feeling a little better as Utah is not as "moldy" as Michigan. We still are working on getting him something more stable to sleep in, maybe a truck with a camper or the aluminum camplight travel trailer. We still need your help.

He has been on this journey alone, but not really alone. We know God is right beside him protecting him every step of the way. Brian's spirits are good and he is hopeful, his faith in God has not dwindled but grown stronger. Thank you.

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