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Please help us raise money to provide 24 hour sitters to Paula!

Paula was recently diagnosed with Trigeminal Trophic Syndrome, a rare condition exacerbated by her stroke in 2008. This condition affects the trigeminal nerve in her face which causes a constant tingling sensation in her face. Due to this tingling sensation, she has been rubbing/scratching/picking at her face for the last 2 years. We are unable to find a solution to help her stop. The only thing that seems to help her is 24 hour sitters, however because she is in a nursing home, the facility is unable to provide those sitters. I have yet to find an organization that will provide financial assistance. If we can't find the finances to provide sitters, Paula may be forced to move to another facility, one that is much farther away from her family and it is likely that she will not get to see her family on a daily basis. The picking has completely eroded the tip of her nose and we desperatley need help! 

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