Support Ty’asia Reese
As many of you are aware, ever since Ty’Asia was a little girl she was fascinated by the human body. One of the earliest memories I recall was when she was tested for lead at the age of four. Nurses would come into the room to draw her blood expecting to have to hold her down, only to find that she was more enamored with the flow of blood than she was fearful of what was occurring.
As a kid she enjoyed attending museums and gravitated toward exhibits that displayed the stages of prenatal growth and development and changes in the body over a natural life span. She knew at an early age that she was destined to work in some aspect of the medical field. In high school she was exposed to Physical Therapy through a movie, Just Wright. It was about a therapist who assisted with the recovery of a basketball player and was later invited to join the team as an athletic trainer. This movie reaffirmed her desire to work in a sports-related setting with athletes. She received her Bachelor’s Degree in Health Science with an emphasis on pre-physical therapy from Oakland University in April 2018, and began the Masters of Athletic Training program at Eastern Michigan University 4 days later.
Shortly after her first semester at EMU she contracted strep throat, quickly followed by a virus that left her with Sudden Sensorineural Hearing Loss (SSHL), commonly known as sudden deafness, in her left ear. In the United States, the most widely accepted form of treatment for sudden deafness, is corticosteroids. Ty’Asia has received these steroid injections in her ear drum in hopes of restoring her hearing. Unfortunately, so far they have been unsuccessful. With sudden deafness, time is critical. The prognosis for those who show such little recovery by this point in their treatment process, is very bleak. We have been told that her hearing may never return.
We began to research possible alternative treatment options and discovered the benefits of Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT). We learned that HBOT has shown great success in treating individuals who suffer from sudden deafness. They have benefitted from the treatment both mechanically (by alleviating the pressure in the ear) and neurologically (in helping the nerves and membranes to heal). We believe that this therapy could help Ty’Asia significantly and aid in her healing process. We learned there is a non-profit facility in Northwest Ohio called Sara’s Garden that provides Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy and has great success treating individuals with sudden deafness.
Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy for Ty’Asia’s condition 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 sudden deafness and will therefore not cover the cost of the treatments. Since our plan is for her to receive between 20-40 HBOT treatments that cost adds up quickly. I am reaching out to you for help!
If you could assist us with the cost (or even just part of the cost) of a single $150 treatment it would help reduce our overall expenses greatly. 100% of the funds donated will go into an account in Ty’Asia’s name and will be used for her 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 Ty’Asia’s name on a sheet of paper accompanying the check. Please do NOT write her name directly on the check. You can also make donations online by clicking on the DONATE NOW button below.
Ty has an electric personality and draws people to her. She has a passion for healing the body, and genuinely enjoys seeing people be their best version of themselves. Thank you so much for considering to support Ty’Asia’s treatments at Sara’s Garden! We appreciate it more than you could ever know!
Tim & Victoria Reese
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.