James' Epilepsy, surgery & service dog Fund

Organized by: James Darke

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THE STORY:

I was born with Epilepsy and later on in life diagnosed with complex regional pain syndrome. 
Along with a life of epilepsy and seizure related injuries, I suffer from whole body chronic pain due to lumbar scoliosis, intestinal malrotation, mobile cecum, and neuropathy.  I am living with the effects of having epilepsy for almost  52 years.
Malrotation is rare in adults, it usually gets diagnosed and fixed at birth, however I was born in 1964. At my age a malrotation can lead to a medical emergency called a volvulus...a twisting of the intestines. I will eventually need surgery to fix this anatomical defect which has caused a lot of pain, seizures, nausea, AFIB and digestive dysfunction. I am currently undergoing medical testing to see if I am a candidate for malrotation & mobile cecum reparative surgery. 
I am hoping to take my healing to the next level and get the necessary surgery and possibly alleviate some of my symptoms. 
Cannabinoids have been amazing at suppressing major seizure activity, pain, nausea and improving appetite. 
I am on a diet of nutrient dense food. I live on probiotics and digestive enzymes. And I take many supplements due to malabsorption and to avoid severe deficiencies. This is very necessary but expensive. I manage my chronic pain syndrome, epilepsy, nausea, anxiety with Charlotte's Web high CBD hemp extract and cannabinoid oils . I took anticonvulsants along with other prescription & OTC drugs for most of my life and have found relief & hope in high CBD & Cannabinoids. With each day I suffer less seizures/pain/nausea throughout the year. 
Unfortunately, my insurance does not cover ANY of my costs to cover my high CBD & Cannabinoid oils, special diet/supplements/equipment needs and I pay entirely out-of-pocket. Your donations are greatly appreciated and will be used to pay for my on going and pending medical treatment/surgery/nutritional therapy/living expenses and someday purchasing a future service dog. My current dog is now 12 years old and has slowed quite a bit but she is still amazingly therapeutic. I greatly benefit from having the companionship of a dog.  A service dog is now a medically accepted treatment in predicting seizures and in distracting the brain so that it doesn't focus on pain that I suffer from. So I am hoping to raise enough money to own one of these magical service dogs that I can take with me into the world to help when I really need it, a service dog would help immensely. But a professionally trained service dog that can be taken anywhere is very expensive. Please help me reach my financial goal so I can someday obtain a service dog. I am passionate about life & living and I want to keep on this earth as long as I can. 
I do not have a drivers license due to seizure activity and must rely on public transportation and the goodness of people to get around. I can not peddle a bicycle without painful results. I hope to some day own an electrified bike and cart which would give me a little more freedom. I live alone, just me and my dog. Please help me with my care/meds/future surgery/dog/equip. With all that I have experienced, I have always found something to be grateful for. I am truly very grateful for all your help, Thank you.

$50

 

0% Raised of$15,000 Goal

  • Lani

    $25

  • Linda Bentz

    $25

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James Darke

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Donor Comments

Linda Bentz

Linda Bentz

DONATION: $25

Hi there Jim Longggggg time no see! Saw your story on FB through Harriet Reynolds . I wish you the best and hope you reach your goals . Stay positive and strong . Have a good day Linda Bentz (Schneider) ð 3 years ago

Lani

Lani

DONATION: $25

Hugs! 3 years ago

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