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Please join family and friends of Alli Jones to unite to raise much needed funds to help her recover from Lyme disease.

Dear Friends and Family,

I am writing out of great concern for my sister, Alli, who is suffering from a rare form of Lyme Disease (LD) combined with two other tick-born co-infections, Bartonella and Ehrlichiosis.

The cyclical nature of her condition has enabled Alli to conceal the seriousness of her illness for some time. She feels well for days at a time, but then feels poorly for weeks. She has been overly optimistic, trying to work enough to cover her own basic costs of getting well with minimal treatment. The treatments have been minimal because getting the full extensive treatment that Alli requires has been more than she or our family can afford.

Alli has experienced an acute downturn in her condition which is progressing at an alarming rate. My sister is at a critical juncture. It is imperative that she receive the proper medicine and care she urgently needs to recover.

Left untreated, the symptoms of Lyme disease and Bartonella can become irreversible, chronic and permanently disabling. In some cases, they are life threatening.

Alli has recently begun working with Dr. Steven Harris- a leading specialist with an exceptional track record in treating tick-borne illnesses. He has prescribed an intensive treatment program to be started immediately. She hasn’t been able to start the full protocols due to insufficient funds.

Our family is now involved with helping Alli on her healing mission. As her treatment is both extensive and expensive, we need to promptly raise the funds needed to provide the full treatment Alli needs to recover. If she responds to treatment as well as expected, she will begin to regain her energy and functionality after 6 months. At that point, she will likely be able to return to work and take on her own medical and living expenses.

Alli has always been an amazing girl with great potential - out in the world, sharing her bright mind and spirit. Despite the heavy burden of her health challenges, she has worked hard to cut her medical costs and to stretch her resources.

Please make a donation today to help Alli fight against Lyme disease. Any financial assistance that you can provide for covering her medical expenses will also strengthen her spirit - and will be greatly appreciated.

For donations over $100, please donate via check to a fund created for her medicals and care costs our family is managing:

For the Benefit of Alli Jones
C/O Cali Gilbert
PO Box 1862
Sausalito, CA 94966

Other forms of support - such as educating others about LD, giving Alli emotional encouragement, and sharing creative resources - will also be meaningful in her healing journey.

Thank you in advance for your generosity on behalf of myself, Alli, and her entire family. We will keep you in the loop with how she is doing and how your gift is helping.

Please feel free to send this link to anyone you think might be interested, and to send via msg on Facebook.

Thank you for your support.

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