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If you would like to help with the medical expenses of my two sisters and me, it would be greatly appreciated! Two of us have been formally diagnosed with Mast Cell Activation Syndrome and Ehlers-Danlos syndrome, and another sister has the elevated labs and symptoms but needs evaluated to be diagnosed. We had been seeing a specialist in Charleston, SC, but he moved to Minneapolis, MN. It will be much more expensive now to get to our appointmentts, and there isn't anyone close that can guide our local doctors in our treatment.
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God is doing a marvelous work in my heart and life through physical trials! I have Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome Type 3 and Mast Cell Activation Syndrome. I hope you spend some time reading my story! Please take a minute to sign my guestbook! I really appreciate your encouraging notes! Be sure to sign up for email alert! Thanks for visiting!
"Trust ye in the LORD for ever: for in the LORD JEHOVAH is everlasting strength:"
I am a 22 year old who enjoys playing the trumpet, listening to classical music, photography, being outdoors, laughing, and anything purple & zebra stripes! The Lord has blessed me with a sweet supportive family of 8 (other than me) ~ Dad, Mom, 5 sisters and 1 brother!
My journey began in April 2007 when I had my first anaphylactic reaction to a casserole and had to go to the emergency room. I had been having strange sensations in my mouth when I would eat certain foods for about 6 months prior to this reaction but would just eliminate the foods. I still struggle with anaphylactic reactions to most drugs (including pain relievers) and many foods. I can only eat very few things. In December 2008 I broke my clavicle and messed up my shoulder and SC joint. My SC joint began bruising and swelling and was bruised for several months. After that, things seemed to go down hill! I began having a lot of trouble with my joints (knees, ankles, shoulders, wrists, neck, and back) and easy bruising. My right shoulder will pop and I lose all motion and almost all feeling in it. I was wheelchair bound from December 2010 to March 2011. I then was able to walk with a walker and air casts on my ankles and braces on my knees, although I could only walk for very short distances. I can sometimes walk unassisted wearing HKAFO (Hip, knee, ankle, foot orthotics) braces although sometimes I use forearm crutches or a wheelchair. I am unable to walk without my braces because my knees hyperextend (go backwards) and my ankles turn. I can no longer walk at all on my own! I have been to several specialists, and after 4 years of waiting & wondering...I was diagnosed with Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome type 3 (Hypermobility Type) on October 25, 2011. I was diagnosed with Mast Cell Activation Syndrome on April 23, 2012 which explains all of my symptoms. I was diagnosed with Dystonia on December 18, 2012. I have been diagnosed with Chiari 1 malformation but at this point the doctors do not believe that it is causing any of my symptoms. Before all this started I was a "normal" child (other than joint pain & slow healing of joint/bone injuries) with a love for the outdoors! I loved rollerblading, biking, riding scooter, and jumping on my pogo stick! I rely on the Lord for my strength! He is the Great Physician and I know that whatever happens is in His hands!
Please pray for me! I am really thankful for people that pray! It is a great encouragement to me!
II Corinthians 12:9
"And he said unto me, My grace is sufficient for thee: for my strength is made perfect in weakness. Most gladly therefore will I rather glory in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me."
"Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest."
"And he said, The things which are impossible with men are possible with God."