Support Allison Bucko

Support Allison Bucko

Have you ever had a bad migraine or tension headache? A debilitating one where your head is just pounding and pressure is coming from all sides? One so bad that it makes you feel nauseous and you need to avoid lights, sounds and smells? Luckily that doesn’t happen every day, right?

Unfortunately, for me, this does happen every day. It’s there every morning when I wake up. It’s not a question of ‘Will I get a migraine or headache today?’. No. My morning question is ‘How bad is it going to get today?’. In order to minimize triggers, I try to avoid any social situation that I cannot control that might make my daily migraine or headache reach a level that leaves me unable to function for the remainder of the day.

Much like my grandma before me, I’ve tried just about every treatment you can imagine… most of the medications available on the market (some of them, twice), chiropractic care, acupressure, acupuncture, massage, nerve blocks, daith piercing, Botox, diet changes, essential oils, LASIK, sleep studies, different pillows, special jewelry, meditation, cognitive behavioral therapy, heat, ice and TMJ testing. The list is extensive and yet, may not be all inclusive. I’ve tried everything my doctors have suggested. So far, nothing has worked. If anyone offers a solution that I haven’t tried, I research it to see if it might help me and provide much needed relief from the pain I experience on a daily basis.

I have recently discovered Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT) which is a holistic, alternative therapy. I believe this treatment could be crucial for my healing. HBOT uses a chamber to deliver more oxygen to the cells in the body. This allows for more nerve and blood vessel pathways to form, which may help improve my quality of life. Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT) has been successful in treating people who suffer from migraines and headaches. It reduces the amount of pain that people experience and many times, allows them to reduce or eliminate their medications. I’ve learned that there is a facility right here in Northwest Ohio that I can go to called Sara’s Garden. However, in the United States, insurance companies do not recognize HBOT as being therapeutic for the treatment of migraines or headaches and will therefore not cover the cost of the treatments.

That is why I could really use your help. I would love to go to Sara’s Garden in Wauseon, Ohio for HBOT treatments. HBOT for migraines is only $100 per treatment at Sara’s Garden (as opposed to $1,500-2,500 per treatment at a hospital). However, since my plan would be to receive a round of at least 40 HBOT treatments that cost adds up quickly.

If you could assist me with the cost (or even just part of the cost) of a single $100 treatment it would help reduce my overall expenses greatly. 100% of the funds received will go into an account in my name and will be used for my treatments. Any contribution made would be considered a tax-deductible donation as Sara’s Garden is a 501(c)(3) non-profit facility. Checks can be made out to Sara’s Garden with my name on a sheet of paper accompanying the check. Please do NOT write my name directly on the check. You can also donate online via credit card by clicking on the DONATE NOW button below.

Thank you so much for considering the support of my treatments at Sara’s Garden!

Allison Bucko

Sara’s Garden is a 501(c)(3) organization. Your charitable contribution is tax deductible under 501(c)(3) of the IRS code, to the extent allowed by law. A receipt will be sent to you after your pledge has been received to use for tax purposes.