Support Jolie Heberling
I think you all know by now that I have this fun little condition called MS, or Multiple Sclerosis. While it is different for everyone, for me it has been causing exhaustion, difficulty finding words, and most recently, stability problems, walking issues and a spreading numbness on my right side. Fun, right?
I was diagnosed in January of 2007, and it has admittedly been a huge struggle. I try to have a good attitude about everything that has happened, so I don’t know if you all realize how much this has affected my life. The worst parts for me are the invisible symptoms; the frequent headaches, dizziness, fatigue, and occasional blurry vision have made things much more challenging and have kept me from being able to work or drive long distances.
I had settled into this “alternate reality,” as Erik and I have called it, and accepted my fate as a young, disabled woman who looks better than she feels. I didn’t think there were any other treatment options for me besides the injections that I have been giving myself to slow the progress and the occasional steroid treatments when things get really bad.
There is some good news though. I discovered Sara’s Garden and Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy while doing research on possible holistic treatment options. HBOT has been shown to reduce symptoms and slow the progression of conditions such as Multiple Sclerosis. HBOT accelerates the formation of blood vessels and nerve endings, reduces inflammation and swelling, and increases the production of stem cells by eight fold. I have tried a number of different treatment solutions over the years, but the most effective has always been Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy. Whenever I go in for these treatments, it always relieves my symptoms.
HBOT is used commonly for treatment of Multiple Sclerosis in other countries around the world. Unfortunately, in the United States insurance companies do not recognize HBOT as being therapeutic for the treatment of MS and therefore will not cover the cost for treatments. That is why we could really use your help. HBOT for MS is only $150 per treatment at Sara’s Garden. We try to take care of this financial responsibility ourselves. Recently, I went in earlier because the numbness and stability issues were getting worse than ever, so I went in sooner than we could afford.
If you could assist us with the cost (or even just a small part of the cost) of a single $150 treatment it would help reduce our overall expenses greatly. 100% of the funds received 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 by clicking on the DONATE NOW button below.
Thank you so much for considering the support of my treatments!
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