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Kirstin - Dysautonomia International Fundraiser

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Kirstin Larkin

THE STORY:

What if your heart rate, blood preasure and breathing dropped so low you were worried about your life? What if every time you stood on your feet you would become so dizzy, blackness would soon follow?  What if your stomach hated almost everything you put in its system leaving you hunched over in excruciating pain and very nauseas?

These are just a few of the sysmptoms people with Dysautonomia experience.  It is a scary medical condition that effects the autonomic nervous system which regulates all "automatic" functions of the body that we do not have to consciously think about, such as heart rate, blood pressure, digestion, and temperature control (just to name a few).  People who suffer from any form of Dysautonomia, have an autonomic nervous system that is severely out of whack. 

I fight for awareness not just to benifit myself, but to help the 70 million men and women worldwide who also have this debilitating condition.  Dysautonomia is actually more common than MS and Parkinson combined yet doctors don't have the education in this condition so it is commonly misdiagnosed.

“There is no cure for any form of dysautonomia at this time, and despite the high prevalence of dysautonomia, most patients take several years to get diagnosed due to a lack of awareness amongst the public and within the medical profession. Dysautonomia International is funding research to develop better treatments, and hopefully someday a cure for each form of dysautonomia.” - Dysautonomia International

Please help me raise funds to support the important work Dysautonomia International is doing.  They are a volunteer-led 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, that advocates, educates and has research programs in place studying to find a cure. Every dollar donated goes directly to fund their research and hopefully in the near future they will find a cure!

For the month of October AWARENESS will be spread about this chronic invissible illness!

For more information: http://www.dysautonomiainternational.org/

You can also follow along on my journey with chronic illness on my blog: Highway To Healing.

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To This Fundraiser

$615

MONEY RAISED
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  • Anonymous

    $15

  • Aunt Linda

    $200

  • David Larkin

    $100

  • Madison Luikens

    $25

  • Bonnie Uresti

    $25

  • Derick & Cindy Drummond

    $100

  • Robin Larkin

    $50

  • Miriam Reed

    $25

  • sandra esterling

    $50

  • April McNabb

    $25

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77% Raised of $800 Goal

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The Team: $615 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Donor Comments

April McNabb

April McNabb

DONATION: $25

2 years ago

sandra esterling

sandra esterling

DONATION: $50

love you, Grammy and Popi 2 years ago

Miriam Reed

Miriam Reed

DONATION: $25

Keep fighting!! You are inspirational. 2 years ago

Robin Larkin

Robin Larkin

DONATION: $50

In honor of Kirstin....so proud of you to fight and live strong! 2 years ago

Derick & Cindy Drummond

Derick & Cindy Drummond

DONATION: $100

We continue to pray for God's healing and grace for Kirstin. She has so much courage to keep fighting, even when it is too much to control. 2 years ago

Bonnie Uresti

Bonnie Uresti

DONATION: $25

I love you Kirstin and will forever root for you and your passions! You are so much stronger than you know - I'm so blessed to be your friend! 2 years ago

Madison Luikens

Madison Luikens

DONATION: $25

Proud of you for bringing awareness to this! :-) You are courageous! <3 2 years ago

David Larkin

David Larkin

DONATION: $100

2 years ago

Aunt Linda

Aunt Linda

DONATION: $200

I had been receiving emails and planned to donate again this year. So glad I waited so I could contribute to your fundraiser! I love you! 2 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $15

2 years ago