Support Greg Anderson
In August 2018, I was on a motorcycle trip traveling through British Columbia. I started feeling sick so I decided to return home. In Wisconsin, I stopped to visit my niece. That night I woke up drenched in sweat. When I got home, some strange things started happening. Blisters would appear at various places on my body. I was becoming more and more fatigued and started experiencing more frequent night sweats. Sometimes, I had to change my clothing twice in one night.
I became so ill that I went to the walk-in clinic down the street from my house. Based on my symptoms, I was tested for Lyme. The tests came back negative, so my doctor began testing for many other things. All those tests came back negative as well. Finally, I went to a different doctor who had a vast knowledge and interest in Lyme Disease. He listened to my story and said, “I had one of three possibilities… Lyme, Lyme or Lyme.” Because only a recent infection shows up on the rudimentary tests like I had already had, he ordered more extensive tests for Lyme, and they indicated that I had been infected for some time.
I started antibiotics in September 2018. At first, I felt better but soon I regressed and became increasingly worse. It turns out I had a “co-infection” of Lyme called Babesiosis, caused by microscopic parasites that infect red blood cells. It went undetected because I was only tested for the common strain found in my home in Connecticut. I had a second strain, more common in other parts of world. I began taking Atovaquone, the same med prescribed for Malaria. A year later, I began having severe mental problems and tested for yet another co-infection, Bartonella, requiring still another med, Rafampin.
For three years, I was off and on antibiotics yet many of my symptoms remained; fatigue, neuropathy, and mental issues such as cognitive disfunction, anxiety and depression. I started seeking alternative treatments in hopes of feeling better. I went to Germany for whole body hyperthermia treatments, where I was sedated while my body was slowly heated until my core temperature reached 107 degrees Fahrenheit to kill off the Lyme bacteria. I have tried a “Lyme diet” and I do frequent infrared saunas. All have helped to some extent, but my bad days are still really bad, and I want to get better still.
In researching additional alternative treatment options, a friend told me about Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT). I’ve learned that HBOT has been extremely successful in treating people who suffer from many different infections and autoimmune conditions, including Lyme Disease. HBOT acts as an anti-viral, anti-bacterial, and anti-fungal agent. It has been shown to reduce pain significantly, alleviate sleep dysfunction, and reduce cognitive impairment. It also decreases inflammation and swelling, increases energy, and increases the body’s white blood cell activity, boosting the immune system and promoting healing.
I learned that there is a non-profit facility in Northwest Ohio that I can go to called Sara’s Garden. Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy for my situation is only $150 per treatment at Sara’s Garden (as opposed to $1,500-2,500 per treatment at a hospital). Unfortunately, in the United States insurance companies do not recognize HBOT as being therapeutic for the treatment of Lyme Disease and will therefore not cover the cost of the treatments. Since my plan is to receive at least 40 HBOT treatments that cost adds up quickly. I could really use your help!
If you could assist me with the cost (or even just part of the cost) of a single $150 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. You can also donate online via credit card by clicking on the DONATE NOW button below.
I appreciate everyone who is helping me through this process and I can’t wait to see the impact it has on my life. Thank you so very much for considering the support of my treatments at Sara’s Garden, I cannot put into words how thankful I am to have this opportunity! Your love and support will not go unnoticed or unappreciated!
Hoping you are all well,
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.