Hi. My name's Nikol. I'm starting this fundraiser for my mom Bridgett. My moms only 36 years old and she's battling a diease called Lupus. For those of you who may not know what lupus is. Lupus is a chronic inflammatory disease that affects different parts of the body, including the joints, skin, blood, and kidneys. It is a condition in which the body's immune system attacks its own cells and tissues, resulting in pain, inflammation, and organ damage. For many people, the disease is mild and the symptoms manageable, but some patients may develop severe symptoms and life-threatening complications. In my mom's case it's life-threatening. Out through my life I've watched my mom go through so much painful procedures. One of the hardest one that I wouldn't have ever been brave enough to do! Was when they stuck very long needlies with hooks on the end of them through my mom's neck to take tissue of her thyroid to smaple it. She's went through so many procedures to try and get it in remisssion but nothing is seeming to work. She's on the last step and if this dont work than the doctors are at a dead end again! This procedures a lot scarier than the rest because with lupus being a newer diease doctors aren't really sure how to treat it at least that's what we've been told. She has to go in and sit in the hospital for four hours while they take her bood out fliter it and put it back in. But we're scared to get this procedure done because the doctors told us 30% of people die within the first couple of procedures and she has to get this done every four months or so. But I've done alot research, talked to a lot of people, even other lupus patients. I got a lot of success stories from other people with kyani so we tried that ended up hospitalizing her I honestly didn't think she was going to make it out this time and it's only a matter of time before another bad episode happens agian. It seems like everytime it takes her longer and longer to recover from this. This last time she was in the hospital l for 2 weeks. I've sreached the internet endless nights crying trying to find anything to help my mom and finally I found a article for lupus patients, and that article said there is a treatment that is almost promised to get her lupus in remission but one big problem its 20,000 dollars for one treatment. My mom's gave so much to others and never asked for a thing in return. Growing up she always took in family 's that needed to get back on thier feet. she always helps in anyway she could even if it puts herself out she rather put others first than herself. I'm asking you to give back in anyway you can as a family as a communtiy weather it's a penny or adivse anything helps. God bless and thank you for taking the time to read this it's much apprecated. I'm going to give back by hopefully reaching out to others with lupus and help in anyway I can! #BridgettsFight
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