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Terry McSweeney's Fundraiser:

Fibromyalgia Pathways

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The Sacramento Together Walk was a great success! Once all of the funds have been counted we will be at $6,615 with more to come.
May 24, 2017

Thank you to everyone who helped make this event such a great success. Thanks to the Capitol for allowing us to host this event on their beautiful  See more
Terry McSweeney

THE STORY:

Terry's story:  I was diagnosed with fibromyalgia about 10 years ago.  It was a very long road to get to that diagnosis.  Many tests...all negative.  Visits to many doctors, neurologists, cardiologist, and psychologist.  These are the questions I faced:  Why are you here, all of your tests are negative?  What kind of stressors are you under?  I wore a heart monitor, but nothing came of that.  I tried new medications, but nothing changed... I even had a very bad side effect to several of the medications.   Until one day while I was in my classroom, a student got up from his desk, lost his balance, and fell towards me placing his hand on my back to catch himself so he wouldn't fall to the floor.  That touch on my back left me screaming in pain.  I went to the doctor and she checked all of the trigger points, and there it was I had sensitivity to the touch in 12/18 trigger points.  The doctor said:  "You have fibromyalgia."  My response, "You mean that I am not crazy."  She smiled and said, "YES."    Then I began the quest to find relief from headaches, TMJ, IBS, all over body pain, heart palpitations, tingling/numbness, weight gain, dizziness, shortness of breath, I could go on.  My PCP sent me to meditation classes, physical therapy, a sleep study, TMJ class, pain psychologist, and a neurologist for a re-evaluation.  Some progress was made, but not as much as I wanted.  It was up to me to find my own solutions.  I started my own research, found a coach, worked with her, and found a naturopath and a chiropractor, who with my pcp found strategies, supplements, and medications that work for me.  Then I decided that I would retire from teaching, that I would become a Certified Fibromyalgia Advisor/Coach so that I could help others with their diagnosis.  I work with people 1-1 and in the Fibromyalgia Pathways' support group.  Now I am the leader/coordinator of the Sacramento Together Walk.  It is important for all of us to help those with fibromyalgia know that they are not crazy, that they are not invisible, and that what they are feeling is real.  Please register to walk with Sacramento so that we can help others know who we are and what we feel.

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To This Fundraiser

$5,275

MONEY RAISED
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  • Dr. Dennis Godby

    $500

  • ACME Chiropractic, Inc. - Dr. Damon West

    $250

  • Henry L. Toy, O.D.

    $250

  • Arthur A. L. Burdridge, D.D.S. Inc.

    $25

  • Parkside Pharmacy

    $500

  • Mildred Giordano

    $25

  • ND Montgomery Contractors's

    $150

  • Starbucks - Florin Road

    $40

  • Sprouts

    $50

  • Fleet Feet Fitness Store

    $100

  • Starbucks - Greenhaven Drive

    $40

  • Anonymous

    $30

  • Anonymous

    $30

  • Wendi and Mike Bowling

    $100

  • Denise Yoshikawa

    $30

  • Anonymous

    $30

  • Anonymous

     

  • Darlene Tominberg

    $50

  • Our Neighborhood Shopper

    $500

  • Our Neighborhood Shopper

    $810

  • Sacramento Natural Food Co-op

    $35

  • Elaine Zimbel

    $40

  • Cafe Latte

    $20

  • Marty Aranda

    $40

  • Anonymous

    $30

  • Anonymous

    $30

  • Robert & Betty Hutchings

    $25

  • Sacramento Naturopathic Medical Center

    $100

  • Skips Music

    $425

  • Simone-Pause for a Pose Yoga Therapy

    $150

  • Barrios Bakery & Cafe

    $80

  • Secret Garden

    $55

  • Beatrice Clark

    $40

  • Joseph Ignoffo

    $50

  • Sacramento Together Walk

    $600

  • Terry McSweeney

    $20

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176% Raised of $3,000 Goal

The Team: $5,275 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Fundraiser Title

Terry McSweeney

Amount Raised

$5,185

 

173% Raised of $3,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Denise Howell

Amount Raised

$60

Fundraiser Title

Renee McSweeney

Amount Raised

$30

Donor Comments

Terry McSweeney

Terry McSweeney

DONATION: $20

1 year ago

Sacramento Together Walk

Sacramento Together Walk

DONATION: $600

1 year ago

Joseph Ignoffo

Joseph Ignoffo

DONATION: $50

1 year ago

Barrios Bakery & Cafe

Barrios Bakery & Cafe

DONATION: $80

1 year ago

Beatrice Clark

Beatrice Clark

DONATION: $40

1 year ago

Secret Garden

Secret Garden

DONATION: $55

1 year ago

Simone-Pause for a Pose Yoga Therapy

Simone-Pause for a Pose Yoga Therapy

DONATION: $150

1 year ago

Skips Music

Skips Music

DONATION: $425

1 year ago

Sacramento Naturopathic Medical Center

Sacramento Naturopathic Medical Center

DONATION: $100

1 year ago

Robert & Betty Hutchings

Robert & Betty Hutchings

DONATION: $25

1 year ago