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Pat Schmitt-Mayo Clinic
9/22/2017 Latest post:
Ok, so here I go again, I had a story posted, not sure what happened to it. A few weeks ago while in the hospital for a small bowel obstruction the hospitalist suggested to me that I go to Mayo Clinic because I have 3 autoimmune diseases, apparently this is rare.
Along with having and beat colon cancer when I was 45 and now having a Neurologist who thinks I should have my treatments for my MS every 6 weeks instead of every 4. The change in my treatment for my MS has caused me to have no strength in my legs today and feeling so depressed.
I have applied and have been accepted to Mayo Clinic for a 5-7 day study. This is expensive! 9 days in a hotel, meals, gas, parking...and no they don't have a place like a Ronald McDonalds house that I am aware of(someone asked me).
I am totally overwhelmed! OMG the paperwork!
My other issues are Diabetes and Hypothyroidism. Without financial help for the Hotel I can't go, I have no back up funds, no retirement funds. I had to use all that up while waiting for my disability to go through back in 2003.
I have my God! And I have prayer. Now I also need your financial support, Every dollar counts, no amount is too small. I truly thank you in advance for the support.