Coleen has been recently diagnosed with CIRS - Chronic Inflammatory Response Syndrome, Mold Mycotoxin Illness, Lyme Disease and Coinfections, Sleep Apnea, Mast Cell Disorder, along with hormone and thyroid imbalances. This is on top of diagnoses that she was given over 10 years ago (Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Fibromyalgia, etc) and lifetime illnesses with asthma, allergies, eossinophilic esophogitis and stenosis , etc. She also has several major dental surgeries and work to be done in the near future.
Coleen and her husband Robert had just found toxic black mold in thier house and lost almost everything they owned - remediation and past health issues took out their savings and the majority of the equity in thier home. Coleen has been homebound for the past 2-1/2 years and unable to work with only a couple years of part time work in the last decade.
Conventional medicine has not helped much and insurance does not cover any of the treatments that are needed to continue. Seeing specialist, alternative practitioners, getting specialized lab testing and Rx can be very expensive - but supplements and off label Rx are totalling $800-1000+ a month, this amount will increase when Lyme treatment will begin next year when her immune system has calmed down with mold treatment.