Helping Other's Presents: Taylor Brune

I plan on posting those who need help on my blog once a month.  Please Meet Taylor Brune :)  Please Read her story through the words of her friend Alyssa.

 "Hey there! My name is Alyssa Jenkins. I'm currently 22 years old, and I have been good friends with Taylor Brune since our junior year in high school. Currently, Taylor is undergoing some serious struggles in her fight against Lyme disease. In 2012, she was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes, but even after numerous tests and several years of trying to figure out just the right amount of insulin, Taylor was still experiencing deadly health problems. After many a misdiagnosis, one doctor discovered that she had contracted Lyme disease, most likely when she was 12 years old. Because the disease was allowed to run rampant for so long, she also contracted the co-infections Borrelia, Babesia, and Bartonella. She has also developed Pancreatitis which may or may not have advanced to Pancreatic cancer at this point.


 


 


 




   By all statistics, Taylor should be dead. However, she isn't, and she has finally found a doctor that is able to help her. Your contribution to this campaign could help save Taylor's life. She and her family no longer have the funds to continue paying for her treatments. This is her last life-line, and you could be a part in saving it.

What We Need and What You Get

     In order for Taylor to complete her treatments, we need to raise at least $5,000. This will cover the cost of Taylor's doctor's appointments, the 10 medications that she needs to refill at least twice a month, and past hospital bills that her family is still paying off. Any money that surpasses the goal will go towards further treatment (if needed) and towards Taylor's family to help them out with their financial struggle.
     On top of saving a life and helping a family in need, we're offering some exciting perks! Everything ranging from social media shout outs, to hand written thank you letters, to personalized coffee mugs! We want to give back to those who have given.

The Impact

     Taylor is a sweet soul who would put her life on the line for anyone in need. Even during this deathly sickness, she manages to keep a smile on her face and encourage others who are struggling with just about anything. It would be great if during this most difficult time she's ever experienced, we could band together as a group and show her that people care. 
     This is also an opportune chance to spread Lyme awareness. The symptoms of this disease often go unnoticed or misdiagnosed because so few people actually know what they are. Spreading awareness could help save Taylor and others who have/are/will suffer from this destructive disease.

Other Ways You Can Help

     Can't contribute financially but still want to help? NEVER FEAR! You can still help by sharing this campaign with anybody and everybody. Friends, families, businesses, anyone can help! The more of a commotion we can make about this the better! On behalf of everyone that has been supporting Taylor and helping her through this hellish time, THANK YOU! Your support will mean the world."  

To support Taylor's Fundraiser please visit:  http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/the-fight-against-lyme-meet-taylor-brune
Money raised goes towards her much needed treatments! Please help if you can :)

Please check out Taylor's Blog:  http://warriordiamond.wordpress.com/ and check out her photos on instagram: taybug522

Some words from Taylor from her Blog:  "Because I have been feeling rather weak and ill it has caused me to withdraw myself from staying actively involved in people’s lives so today I made an effort to contact all my close friends and I hope with snail mail I can keep going on staying in touch. It definitely gets hard when you don’t feel well to keep in touch, but I know being a true friend weighs much more in my heart. I am excited to say that I want to start up a pen pal program with friends, other Lymies, etc. Anyone who is interested basically in sending snail mail back and forth to get to know each other as well as being encouraged through the lifetime. I am excited to figure out how exactly I will create this. I just have such a deep desire to get to know others on a deeper level who are experiencing the same thing I am, and even with people who aren’t going through this disease. I just want to do more with my life and I want to make a difference. I really hope I figure out how to go about this. Creating the name of the program will be the fun part hehe :) Well I am going to go do that so hope everyone has a sound sleep tonight and a blessed day tomorrow! <3 span="">
xoxo Taylor"

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