Tina's family struggle against Lyme disease
Organized by: 4-1- Another
Tina and James are hard-working, responsible people who have always taken good care of their family and community. They are dedicated parents to their three lovely kids and they have both always worked outside of the home to provide for their family. That is, until Tina had to quit working due to chronic illnesses and fatigue. Her Lyme disease diagnosis came long after the bite/infection which means it will take much longer for her to heal than normal. Since Tina is no longer able to work as a school teacher, James has been working as much overtime as he can to make up the difference.
Additionally, her husband and one of her children have recently been diagnosed as having lyme disease with a second child showing symptoms. This brings their medical expenses above and beyond regular household expenses to an minimum of $2,000-$3,000 per month. These expenses are comprised of their portion of what insurance doesn't cover for doctor visits, lab work, medicines & supplements.
Tina and James are determined to pay their bills and incur debt if necessary because of the seriousness of this illness. They could use our help to sustain treatment for the two years needed to get Tina and her family well. If you'd like to walk along side this family and help get them through this difficult time please join with us and help fill the gap.
It's not easy for James and Tina to ask for help so we, as her childhood school friends, have recognized a need and are trying to help.
For more information on the serious effects of Lyme disease, please see the following web site link: http://www.ilads.org/lyme/about-lyme.php
Who is asking for your help?
4-1 Another: A group of high school friends have come together to support Tina and her family. We feel called, as friends in our faith, to help Tina fill this short-term financial need. We believe that one of the greatest ways to live as members of a community, and to show love for one another, is to be there for our friends in their times of greatest need. Once Tina is healed from Lyme disease, she will pass it on - she will champion the fundraising charge for someone else who needs help filling the financial gap.