First post: Apr 24, 2017 Latest post: May 6, 2017
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Many of you are acquainted with Lori through church, homeschooling, and of course, family.  What you  may not have known is that she has suffered from an autoimmune condition called Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis that doesn't respond well to traditional arthritis medications and treatments.  Lori was first diagnosed with this condition when she was 18 months old and has lived with pain everyday of her life.

After 46 years of pain, the heavy duty biologic medication treatments have taken their toll and were discontinued In February of this year. Lori needed to cease using these drugs as her body could not tolerate them any longer;  her liver was being compromised.  Even though her Prednisone dosage has been increased and she is also taking high doses of turmeric (spice), fish oils, and using essential oils. Lori's body is literally disintegrating.

As her sister Bethany 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 assistance.  Alysa, her 12 year old daughter told me the other day that, "Mom is sad." I told her, "I know." Alysa then said, "No, she is sad everyday." This is highly unusual as Lori has always focused on what she could do and not what she couldn’t do.  Her father Al and I have always admired how positive and accepting Lori has been throughout her life.  She has persevered through the pain to carry on helping those in need.  She has been self-sacrificing to provide help and compassion for others, such as teaching  children and standing up for the underdog.  It is discouraging to her and to her family that she is only able to concentrate on getting her own body to move in the smallest of ways.

With heart felt prayers, we started searching for alternative treatments for Lori. To our amazement, we have discovered the most encouraging treatment for her;  stem cell treatment. These treatments are now being used effectively to treat resistant  forms of arthritis in those who have not responded well with conventional  treatments. These stem cell treatments have effectively placed the arthritis into remission and eliminated 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.  

Lori’s problem is now affording  the money to have the stem cell treatment.  Here in the United States, stem cell treatment is very limited due to the bureaucracy in the federal government and private sectors all of which are driven by political motives.

The most advanced use of stem cell treatment in the world is located in Panama City, Panama at the Stem Cell Institute. We would like to send Lori there for the four day therapy treatment plan offered for rheumatoid arthritis which she has been approved as a good candidate. The cost is $35,000 for the treatment and transportation to and from Panama City.  If you would like to know more about the Stem Cell Institute and the treatment that could put Lori's condition into remission, please go to www.cellmedicine.com (http://www.cellmedicine.com/).

Please pray for Lori and her family and also to consider helping Lori get there as soon as possible, as she is getting worse each day.  If you would like to contribute financially please go to www.youcaring.com (http://www.youcaring.com/lorimorse-780204) as every little bit will help. 

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