Get Heather the Lyme Treatment She Needs by Heather Neuner - GoFundMe
It’s been six months and I’m not even halfway to my fundraising goal. I’m incredibly grateful for the donations I’ve received so far and it might get me through a few weeks but I need closer to $10K for my entire treatment plan. Please help me get the IV drugs, testing, and medication I need! If left untreated, Babesia is crippling and often fatal!
i reblogged this a couple of days ago and for some reason literally all my followers ignored it.
i know everyone hates being guilt tripped into reblogging something, but this isn’t some vague goalless campaign to raise awareness, it’s about a real person who needs treatment for a life-threatening illness.
so many people on my dash like to go on and on about how useless 99% of the disability/chronic illness “activism” on this site is (and i agree), but here’s something concrete and legitimately helpful you could do! i would likely be dead by now if i hadn’t been lucky enough to get my own condition diagnosed and treated in time. that’s how serious this kind of stuff is.
could you all please at least signal boost this?
God bless you all! I’ve posted this dozens of times and have been lucky to get a few persistent reblogs from the same three people but this has seriously restored my faith in humanity (or at least Tumblr). Tick and mosquito-borne illness is no joke but the gov’t seems to think it is so not a penny of my treatment is covered by my insurance. After five years I finally have the attention of Social Security Disability. I have an assessment next month but my hopes aren’t high and I still have bills to pay. Like she said^^ Every penny and reblog goes to help a real disabled person that could die without treatment. The kindness of friends and family over the past few years has been nothing short of a miracle but my inner circle can only give so much. Lyme alone is a nasty illness that can, and has already, infect the brain causing everything from mild light sensitivity and migraines to full blown tremors, gastroparesis (paralysis of the digestive tract), muscle weakness, chronic fatigue and even memory loss and seizures(I’m at the point where I can’t even stand in the shower for fear of seizing) Babesia on the other hand is almost identical to Malaria and literally destroys my red blood cells causing dangerous anemia that no amount of supplemental iron can fix. Please help me reach my goal so I can get the treatment I need! It’s been six months, I don’t think i’ll last six more!
OCTOBER IS NEXT WEEK
OCTOBER IS THIS WEEK
OCTOBER IS TOMORROW
T O D A Y I S T H E D A Y
Harrison discovered he had an extremely rare antibody in his blood, a makeup of plasma so unique that it holds the cure to rhesus disease, a severe form of anaemia that causes either death or brain damage for newborns.
Researchers were amazed by his blood and its ability to save lives, so they insured his life for a million dollars. His blood has been used to create life-saving injections to combat rhesus. It was even used to help save his own daughter’s child. He’s now 77 and he’s been donating blood every couple weeks for the past 59 years totaling over 1000 blood donations. All of his donations have saved an estimated 2.4 MILLION babies that would’ve suffered from the rhesus condition.
For the month of October ‘til Halloween, my dad changes up the scene of these 2 skeletons on his front porch each day for the neighbors to check out. Very creative!
WHY ISN’T THIS THE LAW ALREADY ACROSS THE COUNTRY AND ALSO THE WORLD
PLEASE REBLOG IF YOU FEEL BEING ASEXUAL IS AN ACTUAL SEXUALITY SO I CAN WRITE DOWN YOUR URL ON A PIECE OF PAPER AND SHOW IT TO MY DICKHEAD OF A FRIEND
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Over 700 Jefferson County High School students are staging walkouts and protests over proposed changes to the Advanced Placement History curriculum. According to Colorado Public Radio:
Last week, a school board member proposed that advanced placement history classes be required to promote free enterprise and patriotism and be required to avoid classroom materials that encourage social strife or civil disobedience. Two high schools in Jefferson County closed Friday after dozens of teachers called in sick in protest.
According the online petition to be delivered to the School District:
Jeffco Public School Board has just proposed a change of curriculum stating that, “Materials should not encourage or condone civil disorder, social strife or disregard of the law. Instructional materials should present positive aspects of the United States and its heritage.”
This means that important parts of our history such as the Civil Rights Movement, Native American genocide, and slavery will not be taught in public schools. If these important lessons are not taught, children will not learn from them, and what will stop them from happening again? This is a severe form of censorship intended to keep the youth ignorant and easy to manipulate. I’m hoping to get enough signatures to prove that this is a public issue, so, please, if this is important to you, please sign. Do not let our youth grow up in ignorance; we all deserve the truth!
You can sign the petition here.
Thanks to theseacaptainsdaughter for dropping a link in my inbox.
I see White folks still scared about being the minority here in the States, that they gotta erase all folks of color from the damn history books.
If I had not taken APUSH and AP World History I would not know half of the horrors that America has committed.
I would not know that Abraham Lincoln was a supporter of the colonization movement, or that the Emancipation Proclamation wasn’t NEARLY what people seem to think it was.
I would not know that America was so afraid of Communism that it purposefully overthrew DEMOCRATICALLY ELECTED leaders of countries in order to assure that no communist or socialist policies were put into place that ENDANGERED AMERICAN CORPORATIONS.
I would not know that Republicans used to be “liberal” and that Democrats used to be the white supremacy party.
I would not understand the extent of the build up to the Civil War, and the argument over slavery that existed from the time of the country’s founding.
I would not know that coup d’etats in Guatamala, Iran, Cuba, Vietnam, Afghanistan, and so many other countries were the product of American espionage.
I would not know who W.E.B Du Bois, Booker T. Washington, or Marcus Garvey were or how diverse and divided the civil rights and abolitionists movements were.
I would not know that Americans at the time of the American Revolution were the best fed, best dressed, best housed, least taxed people on the planet and they still found reason complain.
I wouldn’t know that socialist policies enforced by F.D.R. helped to bring this country out of the great depression, and I wouldn’t understand the relationship between the U.S. and communism.
I wouldn’t know that Andrew Jackson completely ignored the Supreme Court’s ruling against the Indian Removal Act, thus marching thousands of Native Americans to their death.
Yes, I wouldn’t know all the awful things about this country that people try to brush under the rug, and I would probably be in a blissful and ignorant bubble, enjoying life as a middle class white kid.
But I also wouldn’t see how far we’ve come, and how much farther we have to go, and everything we need to change about this country to make it better and to fix our mistakes.
AP United States History is so important, because theres so little between us and what’s happened in the past, and if we can’t educate kids on what the past is, then don’t expect them to learn any lessons from it. If we can’t understand where we come from then we have no idea where we can and will go.
YOU KNOW WHAT WOULD BE A FUN ART MEME???
pick a drawing your friend did, and redraw it in your style, and then friend pictures a drawing you did, and redraws it in theirs! i bet that would be fun
In memory of the time I was twelve and would have fainted if this ever actually happened on television.
This truly is iconic tho
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"She had a 25-minute conversation with him about filling wagons full of food and going door to door to present them to folks who didn’t have enough food," Welch said. "He was immediately on board. He thought it was great."
Lilly and her classmates worked hard to iron out the details, eventually choosing to donate food to Beyond Homeless and later deciding to wheel the red wagons from the school all the way to Beyond Homeless.
"Lilly toured the homeless shelter this summer and met with Tanis (Monday). She saw the pantry and talked about her ideas with her," Amy explained. "Seeing it made it all become very tangible for her. It was a pretty amazing thing."