It isn’t very often that you have the opportunity to be part of someone’s story. In November, we had the priviledge of hosting Christie’s story. She is a mother to a SUPER handsome 8 year old a beautiful 4 years old angel daughter. Christie is an award winning author, Chrohn’s survivor, and an American renowned nutritionist.
As amazing as all that sounds, Christie needed help from family and friends during a difficult time.
I am a fighter, my dad taught me to never, ever quit. I have been through hell in the past two years, 41 hospital stays, no answers, squeaky clean credit me found myself having to go bankrupt, loosing my high paying corporate job. My medical costs are increasing by the second, so I ask you to read my story. My son needs me, and your donations will pay for dysautonomia rehab, surgeries, transportation, treatment at Shea Medical in Scottsdale , AZ (www.sheamedical.com) Cost for treatment and travel are of upwards of 100k. Shea is my last shot and where the hospitals here would like to send me. and my blessed doc who has been treating me pro bono for two years, Dr David A Gentile.
When I was 19, I discovered I had Crohn’s Disease and almost died. In my first book,The IBD Healing Plan and Recipe Book, I speak about how I healed myself and thousands of others afflicted with IBD. I also deicated 6 years of my career to working with Dr. Melillo as the corporate director of nutrition for Brain Balance. I have helped thouands of families with Autism, ADHD, etc. It has been my life’s mission to help others, always!
Flash forward to 2013, I had been working three jobs for 6 years to support my family, and after almost loosing a gallbladder, flat lining dozens of times, I kept coming back to life, and was finally was diagnosed with 20 different health conditions. 4 of them a EXTREMELY RARE. Due to my medical conditions, over the past 2 years I have attempted to go back to work dozens of times, but continue to decline.
Christie continues to fight in the hospital and battling some pretty scary stuff. She is continuously advocating for the Legalize Lyme Disease bill and working on getting to the Dysautonomia Clinic. You can keep up with Christie’s fight by reading her fundraising page.