OUR LUPUS FIGHER
Organized by: Family and Friends of Tresonya Ball
A loving wife, mother of two beautiful daughters, sister and dear friend Tresonya (Sonya) is in dire need of your help. Sonya was diagnosed with Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE) or Lupus 15 years ago. Lupus is an inflammatory, autoimmune disease caused when the immune system attacks its own tissues. Basically, instead of the immune system attacking and fighting off infections and bacteria, the antibodies produced attack the “good cells”. Meaning this disease affects the entire body. The joints, skin, nervous & respiratory system, blood vessels, and major organs, specifically the heart, brain, lungs, and kidneys are all affected.
Lupus affects over 1.5 million people in America and there is no cure. Sonya has gone through several hospitalizations and major surgeries, battling through chronic pneumonia, brain trauma, chemotherapy and a fatal lung disease. Most recently she had a heart attack and is currently being diagnosed for atherosclerosis and coronary heart disease caused by Lupus complications. In addition, Sonya is also dealing with another attack on her lungs. Heart and lung disease are a major complication of Lupus. Heart disease is now a leading cause of death among people with Lupus. Lung and respiratory conditions are the second leading cause. Sonya has begun treatment for both of these conditions. However, additional treatment is required to stop the lung and heart conditions from becoming fatal. She is in need of additional medication and treatments her insurance does not cover. To say that this has all been shocking and overwhelming is an understatement.
We, her family & friends, have created this fundraising page to ask for your help during this difficult time. The average cost for one treatment is $1,500 a month. The cost for additional medication is $800 a month. That equates to over $13,000 in expenses every 6 months not covered by her insurance. It's hard to even imagine how quickly the bills will pile up. Through your support, we are looking to alleviate the mounting medical bills, loss of wages and miscellaneous expenses the family will incur, which in turn will allow Sonya the peace of mind she needs to focus solely on her fighting this battle and hopefully put her Lupus into remission!
Sonya has always been a loving wife, mother, daughter, sister, cousin and friend, enriching the lives of so many throughout her life. Let's repay her kindness and generosity by helping her and her family during this trying time. So please continue to pray for Sonya and find it in your heart to help out in any way possible. Anything you can spare will not only be helpful, but greatly appreciated.
Thank you in advance for your kindness and generosity. Please share this with anyone that may know Sonya or anyone you know who would want to donate to such a worthy cause.
Love and blessings to each of you.