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As some of you may know, our niece, Adriana Furey (we call her A), has been battling a devastating and debilitating case of Chronic Neurological Lyme Disease since September 2011. During this dreadful time, we have witnessed her truly remarkable display of grace, courage, and perseverance in a relentless pursuit for good health.  Adriana contracted the relatively common bacterial infection (Lyme) at a young age and was treated with routine antibiotic and other known medical regimens.  However, the Lyme persisted in her body and went on to greatly compromise her immune system.   

Now a wide range of various viruses and bacteria have been able to use A's body as a host.  She has undergone both traditional medicine and homeopathic treatments.  No treatment has proved to be a cure and she has frequent relapses. During a relapse, these co-infections 'flare up' and present as severe inflammation to her brain and nervous system.  She often experiences constant/shooting joint and muscle pain which require her to be bed-ridden and need 24-hour care. She is extraordinarily sensitive to light, sound, and touch which makes interactions painful and subjects her to complete social isolation.   Not surprisingly, Adriana has been unable to attend school or work with any sort of consistency.

The cost for her care has been truly catastrophic to her family. But, they are slowly making progress to remove each co-infection so that they can reach their ultimate goal of building immunity without relapse. To help offset such expenses, a fundraising campaign in Adriana’s honor has been established with HelpHOPELive, a trusted nonprofit organization that has been providing community-based fundraising guidance to patients and their families for more than 30 years.  

All donations are tax-deductible, are held by HelpHOPELive in the Mid-Atlantic Catastrophic Illness Fund, and are administered by HelpHOPELive for illness-related expenses only.  At this time of year, please consider making an end-of-year tax-deductible contribution to Adriana’s fundraising campaign by clicking the DONATE NOW button at https://helphopelive.org/campaign/5390.

Many thanks for your support ­ together we can make a difference for Adriana!   Happy Holidays!!