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This fundraiser ended on 06/11/12

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Sarah has Chiari and other illnesses. She is having brain surgery in June and needs help to pay for the trip to her Dr. in CO.

Below is a note from Sarah explaining her health issues:

Hello everyone, my name is Sarah Peterson. Thank you for taking time to read my story and any help you may give will be greatly appreciated!

I have been sick since I was eight years old and I am now 21 years old battling Chronic Lyme Disease, Chiari Malformation, Gastroparesis, Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia (POTS), Hashimotos Thyroid Disease, Dermatomyosytis and Empty Sella Syndrome.

In June of this summer I will be undergoing brain surgery to correct my Chiari Malformation. My neurosurgeon is located in Aurora, Colorado therefore my mother and I will be traveling there this summer for me to have my brain surgery.

Traveling to doctors states away has been a common occurrence for the past 13 years and my parents and family have always paid the bill. However this time I am in need of help. My mother and I will be driving to Colorado because I am no longer able to fly due to seizures. We will also have to stay in Colorado approximately a month’s time for all of my doctor’s appointments and to allow my body time to heal after surgery before coming back.

This brain surgery is the next step towards my recovery. My doctors are hoping by solving one problem they will better be able to evaluate and treat the others.
If you choose to donate your money will be allotted to paying for;

Medical Cost NOT covered by insurance
A Rental Van for approximately 1 months period
Lodging for hotels
Gas Expenses
Food Expenses

I really need this surgery to help improve my Chiari so that I can begin a better Lyme Disease treatment regimen.

*If for any reason the entirety of the donations earned are not spent on the trip to Colorado or medical needs during or after the brain surgery the remaining money will be saved and go towards my Lyme Disease treatment. All donations WILL be used for Doctor Appointments, traveling expenses and medical treatments!
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