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Chinese Herbs and Acupuncture

Organized by: Starr Jarvis

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Things getting worse?
May 29, 2017

Is it possible? Well, mom and I are living with the total isolation of no car, no phone, and no internet...is this safe, healthy, acceptable? See More

THE STORY:

My Mother has Multiple System Atrophy that started about 8 years ago with her having balance problems. I would help out by visiting my parents and helping with their cooking and cleaning. I'm a single woman who has had a wonderful career as an RN, most recently as a traveling nurse in the ER. I have enjoyed this specialty of traveling nursing for a couple of reasons; because I am located in Northern Minnesota with few hospitals available in my area and to enjoy the pleasures of traveling to the many beautiful places in the US and meet so many new and exciting people who also have dedicated their lives to health and wellness. As my Dad became less able to care for my Mom's needs and I was still going on 13 week travel assignments it became clear to me that I couldn't be away for such long assignments. I shortened my assignments and lengthened the periods of time between assignments. I soon realized that being away from home was detrimental to her health. I thought that having my own business located near my Mom would allow me to pay for nursing care for her while I was working and be able to go home at the end of the day to have dinner together and put her to bed was the answer. Sooo, I went back to school to get my Master's degree. I worked so hard to make it happen and I succeeded. For three years straight I drove three hours each way to school and back every week, leaving at 4 am to make my Monday morning classes in Minneapolis and driving home again after class at 5 pm on Thursdays getting home at 9-10 pm. That gave me three days to help my Dad with my Mom, but soon I was caring for Dad too. The day after I graduated, my Dad suddenly died so now it was Mom and I alone. The last time I had an income was three years prior to graduating, and I had spent all of my retirement money to survive even before starting school. It has been 10 months since graduation and out of four state board exams I need to pass to become licensed to practice, I have been able to afford and take only one. If I do not renew my registered nursing license by August I will have to give up my future nursing career. My Mom makes $900 a month on social security and we get food shelf. We are a couple of thousand dollars behind in our bills due to heating costs and just not having enough money to pay monthly bills. Obviously I cannot use her money to fund my needs. Unfortunately my health has suffered during this time as well. The root canal I started 15 months ago is only half done, the partial I had casts made for have also been waiting for me unpaid. I am under an auto claim from when I was broadsided by a guy who ran a red light and totaled my car on my way home from school on a Thursday. I see my chiropractor twice a week for the constant irritation of my upper middle and lower back I have from lifting and shifting my Mom on my own. If you donate to my fund I will spend the money to take the three remaining state board exams that are $300 each and get my license to practice. I also need funds for equiptment like three massage tables, sheets, heat lamps, reclining treatment chairs, acupuncture needles, an interactive website, software for electronic health records and an inexpensive computer. I also need as a financial cushion for the first two months rent (relatively inexpensive in my area), an inexpensive car and two months of care givers wages until I can create a patient base large enough to pay for all of this myself. I have deferred my student loans for the last two months and am quite anxious about the interest accruing. My Dad promised my Mom she would not have to go into a nursing home and I am going to fulfil that wish for her. The sad thing about all of this, is that I love to work, I am a healer and I can't even get started because I am taking care of my Mom!! I so want to start my own business and prescribe herbal medicines and practice acupuncture, Tuina, cupping, moxa and food therapy for those in need. Those who know about alternative medicine know what I am talking about and those who don't please do yourself a favor and look into it. It may be the answer for those of you who cannot find relief from your relentless pain, or those who don't want to keep throwing prescription medicine at your problems. I have already dedicated one day a week in my future practice to discounts for veterans, children, seniors and those with financial difficulties.

$822

 

5% Raised of $15,000 Goal

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  • Dave Stuedell

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  • avra cohen

    $50

  • Heidi

    $100

  • Sarah Aiken-Felling

    $100

  • Anonymous

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  • Anonymous

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  • Shadow BlackEagle

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  • Jodi Peltier

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  • Anonymous

    $50

  • avra cohen

    $22.71

  • Stevie k Nelson

    $100

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Donor Comments

Stevie k Nelson

Stevie k Nelson

DONATION: $100

Praying for you my friend.... Call me! 1 year ago

avra cohen

avra cohen

DONATION: $22.71

In Memorium: Maggie McGarry 1 year ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $50

Thanks from JJ 1 year ago

Jodi Peltier

Jodi Peltier

DONATION: $50

Prayers and thoughts for better days ahead, Starr. 1 year ago

Shadow BlackEagle

Shadow BlackEagle

DONATION: $100

1 year ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $100

1 year ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $50

Because you matter... 1 year ago

Sarah Aiken-Felling

Sarah Aiken-Felling

DONATION: $100

You are ready for your next test dear. Get to work. 1 year ago

Heidi

Heidi

DONATION: $100

Love you 1 year ago

avra cohen

avra cohen

DONATION: $50

Good on you. Ace those exams! 1 year ago

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