You may know Lori through church, homeschooling, or you may be family. You may not have known that she has an autoimmune condition called juvenile idiopathic arthritis that doesn't respond well to traditional arthritis medications. She has had symptoms since she was 18 months old and has lived with pain everyday of her life. In February of this year, Lori had to come off the heavy duty biologic medications, because her body could not handle them any longer. Her liver was being comprimised. Though her predisnone levels have been increased and she is on high doses of tumeric and fish oils, and using essential oils, Lori's body is literally crumbling. As her sister said, "Lori's big accomplishment for the day may be just to get herself to the bathroom," and often that can't be done without assitance. Alysa, her 12 year old daughter told me the other day that, "Mom is sad." I told her, "I know." She said, "No, she is sad everyday." This is highly unusual. Lori has always focused on what she could do, rather than on what she could not do. Her father and I have always admired how positive and uncomplaining Lori has been throughout her life. She has perservered through pain to continue to help others. She has been self-sacrificing to provide help and compassion for others, such as teach children or stand up for the underdog. It is discouraging to her that she can only concentrate on getting her own body to move in the smallest of ways.
Prayfully, we started searching for alternative treatments for Lori and to our amazement we found the most promising treatment we have ever encountered in her life. Stem cell treatment is being used to effectively to treat arthritis in those who have not responded well with other treatments. People with resistant arthritis have been put into remission and relieved of the debilitating pain. The stem cells used are not morally questionable. They are harvested from the patient's own body and from umbilical cords and placentas of live healthy births.
The problem is that America's stem cell treatment is very limited due to the bureaucracy of pharmaceutical companies, insurances, and politics. The most advanced use of stem cell treatment in the world is in Panama City, Panama and we would like to send Lori there for the four day treatment plan offered for rheumatory arthritis. She has been approved as a good candidate. The cost is $25,000 for the treatment that could put Lori's condition into remission and we would need two first class plane tickets for the flight, because Lori couldn't fly that distance in the crowded coach. If you would like to know more about the facility and the treatments they do there, go to cellmedicine.com.
Please pray for Lori and her family and consider helping us in getting Lori there as soon as possible, because everyday she is getting worse. If you would like to contribute financially go to "www.youcaring.com/lorimorse-780204". Every little bit will help.
CAUTION! When you finish the donation page on the "YouCaring" site be aware that they will charge you an additional 5% unless you click on the blue "+$0.00 donation to YouCaring (recommended)" line. When you click on this line you can determine how much, if any, you want to donate to the site. They also deduct about 3% from each donation before they deposit it into Lori's health account, but this is much cheaper than "GoFundMe".