Save This Life
Organized by: Patricia Studenroth
EVENT DATE Apr 09, 2015
His doctors don't really know what is wrong. I have known Dan in my capacity as a Rehab. Counselor since 2007. At that time he was already struggling with with pain and numbness in his hands and legs but still working a 12 hour day. Dan is in his early 40's and has a teenage daughter. He should have stopped working but toughed it out for over 2 years because he wanted to provide for her. His pain is such that he can't sleep at night. His muscles move even when he is at "rest". He describes feeling "as if worms are moving through [his] body" He has started having sudden blackouts and has fallen multiple times. His insurance company won't even pay for the medication (Lyrica) prescribed by his doctor to help with the pain. It cost $400 per month without insurance. He has lost everything and I fear his daughter will lose him if he doesn't get to the Mayo Clinic (which his Doctors recommend) for testing and treatment. Dan is very proud and independent and would not think to ask for help himself; so I am asking for him. If we can at least raise the enough for the cost of the flight to the Mayo clinic and for a motel he will have a chance at a diagnosis and god willing a treatment plan.