It wasn’t to make a name for myself or because I had all the answers. It wasn’t because I didn’t think anyone else did, and it wasn’t because I was trying to make a quick buck.
To tell you the truth, I don’t care about making a name for myself. I just want to recognize the chronic illness warriors out there who aren’t getting enough support from the medical community, their friends, family and the community in general. I want them to be seen as human beings instead of statistics and I want to help in any way I can. To date and on a volunteer basis I have helped so many people I have lost count. It has been my joy and privilege to be able to do so.
As for answers, I certainly don’t have them all, but as a person who has a relationship with Jesus I know the one who does and I’ve seen His power to heal. Why He chooses to allow the journey of some to go on for long periods of time I do not know, but I do trust Him. And as importantly, my faith teaches me to comfort people that are going through the same trials I have.
Having walked this walk now for going on ten years since my daughter’s Lyme diagnosis, and five since her CIRS diagnosis, I’ve learned there ARE many caring individuals out there - professionals and patients alike who know a ton more than I do and who are willing to help. I also know there aren’t enough of them to go around to help the over 300,000 people who will receive a CDC positive test and the hundreds of thousands who are left sick, helpless and clueless when thy don’t receive a definitive diagnosis because of the inaccuracies of the traditional two tiered testing for Lyme and the relatively unknown area of Biotoxin Illness/Mold Illness/CIRS. I also know that there isn’t much support for their caregivers.
Finally, I’m not trying to make a quick buck; because anyone who knows a Lyme and/or mold patient who’s been struggling with Lyme for any length of time knows they have paid out everything they could in order to get better. Lyme is known as the rich man’s disease because you truly have to be rich (or have many people continuously give to multiple fundraisers) in order to afford treatment. Mold illness is the same. While I believe in getting paid fairly for the work you do, I fully recognize the financial constraints people with chronic illnesses face. Therefore, my fees are extremely reasonable for the amount of training and research I’ve done, as well as the time I put in with my clients. As a parent of a disabled adult child I also need to provide for her continuing care because chronic illness is just that – chronic. I am limited with the amount of work I can do outside of our home because of her continuing needs, therefore it is important for me to be able to do something that will help the household income so we can continue to care for her.
My heart is to help, and while unfortunately some may call my motives into question, I remain steadfast in my belief that God has asked this of me and I won’t shy away from doing it. Hopefully more opportunities will come my way to make a difference.
If you know of someone dealing with Lyme disease or even possible Lyme disease and/or mold illness, please give them my name and contact info - www.lymeandmoldcoach.com
I offer a free fifteen minute consultation so that we can talk about what I might be able to do for them. Additionally, it is my prayer that I will eventually be able to provide scholarships for those who cannot afford the fees. Your continued support can make this possible. Thank you for hanging in there with me!