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 Leon Patrick Kellogg CENTRAL POINT, OR My name is Leon Kellogg, I am presently living in Oregon. I was diagnosed with periphareal nueropathy in 1997. I have tried many treatments with no good outcome. I have had a implanted pump that delivers around the clock morphine into my spine. It gave me some relief along with other medications. The pump recently quit and my doctor told me about a nuero stimulator that has been developed that from the data collected works better than the morphine. My insurance has denied coverage because there is not enough data. I need enough money for a trial to see if it will work for me. My life has not been the same since I got this problem. I haven't been able to sleep with my feet under covers in 18 years. It is a constant stabbing burning pain in my feet and some in my fingers. I would be forever grateful for your help with this. I am 76 years old in otherwise good health. If the stimulator works for me, maybe I can have a few good years to dance with my loving patient wife. Hopefully I might even play a few round of golf with less pain. I know my old happy optimistic attitude would return if I could be rid of at least some of this pain. I know there probably is no cure for it as the way I understand it the myelin around my nerves are damaged and can't be repaired. There is some controversy over this, some doctors disagree that with proper diet and supplements it can be regenerated. I have tried that also over the years and have found my condition gets progressively worse. I will be forever grateful for any help I recieve. 

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