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Crystal needs to get to Mayo Clinic July 8 - 14, so expert physicians can address amputation complications - let's help her get there!

Hello everyone,

Crystal (Wiers) Terry, quite possibly the best person in Bozeman (and formerly of Glasgow), is in dire need to get to the Mayo Clinic from July 8 - 14, so expert physicians can address continuing complications of her leg amputation.

She just learned of her appointment dates, so we have two weeks to raise the money so she can receive it and purchase her plane tickets and make arrangements at a reasonable rate.

In Crystal's words:
"One of the issues is that I constantly need blood transfusions because I still have about 10% of the original disorder left. But I have received so many transfusions, that my body has built up a lot of antibodies and it is getting more and more difficult to find blood for me.

"It is essential to get the bleeding to stop in order to live and the only way to do that is to go to the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN again for laser surgery. I will need to go back several times for this. The expense to get out there is outrageous, but my health can't afford not to go.

I am asking for your help. "

As we all know, getting out of Montana is a costly thing. It gets really costly when multiple trips are needed. I'm sure many of us can recall the days when flying out of Montana included a drive to Billings or Great Falls the night before - or a pre-dawn flight on Big Sky Airlines. While the logistics have improved over the years, the cost hasn't decreased.

We're raising a first round of $4,500 to pay for airfare, hotel and on-site needs of Crystal and hopefully her husband for the July trip. Remaining funds will go against future trips. Don't worry - you'll be asked to support those as well!

Let's put this in perspective:

If just 18 of us each contribute $250, she's there.

if just 45 of us each contribute $100, she's there.

If just 90 of us each contribute $50, she's there.

If we all just contribute $1... she'll eventually get there.

If we do nothing, and spend $100 on a week's worth of Starbuck's, or one tank of gas... she won't be able to go.

If we raise more than $4,500 ... I won't bug you again for a bit longer.

oh - a quick FYI: your contribution that helps Crystal get to Mayo is not tax deductible for several reasons. visit the FAQ page: to learn more.
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