I have set up a GoFundMe fundraising page in order to be able to try and continue to afford the complex treatments and medications that are required to fight my way back to brighter health and hopefully remission from Lyme Disease and multiple co-infections.
It has cost £95,000+ to date on medical tests, treatments and two extended trips to the US clinic. Unable to work, I am solely reliant on fundraising in order to continue to access the medicines & specialist help, which is so vital to me having any chance of reaching remission. I am extremely determined & highly motivated to fight this disease & with donations to fund this specified treatment I do have a great chance.
Treatment has involved travelling to the USA to access intensive IV treatments and supportive therapies which are not available to me here in the UK. It also involves me healing from a distance back in the UK, with expensive but incredibly necessary monthly Skype consultations with my Lyme literate medical doctor. I then have to ship medications across seas all at a huge price. Together this really does gives me the best chance to hopefully reach remission from this debilitating illness for which there is currently no cure. I simply wouldn’t be able to afford the extensive medical bills, flights and accommodation without the help and support of donations. No matter how small the amount every single penny is hugely appreciate and helps in some way. Without the treatment I have had to date, it is likely I wouldn’t be here now.
My treatment remains on-going, but as a positive result of the past 5 years of treatment, I have already seen so many physical and neurological signs of improvement, but I can’t stop now. I have to continue with the medical protocols to give me the best chance of reaching remission.
The NHS continue to have severe difficulty understanding Lyme and lack any willing at all to treat or aid me with my journey as I try and fight this disease. The contreversy and complexities surrounding Chronic Lyme Disease testing, diagnosis and treatment in the UK continue to be a huge challenge for Lyme patients. Not only is this a moral dilemma but a huge physical one for all patients across the UK suffering the effects of Chronic Lyme Disease.
If you wish to help with my fight against Lyme, here is my Lyme Fundraising Page where you are able to donate and help me bite back against Lyme Disease. This fundraiser will allow me to continue with treatment at home in the UK under the care of my Lyme literate Doctor and to hopefully be able return to the US for Stage 3 of my healing journey.
Thank you for visiting my page and for taking an interest in my journey, I really appreciate it. I hope if you are a fellow Lyme sufferer or are battling any other struggles health related or not that you may be able to draw some strength from my story. Be sure to subscribe to my blog in order to keep updated on my treatment progress and my continued battle in the Lyme Light. You can also follow me on my social media channels: ‘Chantelle Fights Lyme’ on Facebook & my instagram/twitter handle is @chantellelewis1
Thank you so much for supporting me on this journey, it is really appreciated from the bottom of my heart.
Smiles & good vibes always, Chantelle xX