Maureen Anlauf Fights Lyme Disease

$18,537raised of $100,000 goal
18%

Organizer: Friends, Clients, Coworkers Beneficiary: Maureen Anlauf

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Maureen Anlauf Fights Lyme Disease

You knew her as an acclaimed hair-stylist, a nine-time nominee and
three-time winner of the Professional Beauty Association’s annual
North American Hairstyling Awards (NAHA). Her collections were
ethereal, futuristic, geometric, bold and daring. One imaginative
collection involved the use of more than 80,000 feet of fiber-optic
tubing. If you had the pleasure of sitting in her chair at Juut Salon Spa
in St. Paul, MN, you enjoyed the experience of her studied eye and
Zen-like focus, and you had a haircut that invited compliments from
passers-by.

But in 2010, after 15 years of suffering the devastating effects of
undiagnosed Lyme Disease, Maureen Anlauf put her artist’s tools
away. She could no longer control the tremors in her hands or guide
the scissors or color brushes with her signature precision. She could no
longer find the words to hold up her end of a conversation. Her weeks-
long migraine headaches made the light of day unbearable, and the
profound fatigue, memory loss, confusion, debilitating pain, anxiety
and insomnia brought on by the disease made work and interaction
with others impossible. She drew the shades and retreated into
darkness.

We aim to bring her back into the light. After many misdiagnoses
and futile medical interventions, Maureen was finally diagnosed
with late-stage Lyme Disease in 2011. The tick-borne illness, which
has gone unchecked for at least 15 years, has done much damage.
Maureen’s only hope of recovery is an intensive 18-month treatment
program, starting with eight months of IV-administered antibiotics.
The treatment will cost more than $100,000 and is not covered by
insurance.

It’s too late for a quick cure for Maureen. But it’s not too late for
those of us who love her and admire and appreciate her work to help
her. Please consider making a donation toward her medical expenses
today. Time is of the essence.

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04/19/2013
by Friends, Clients, Coworkers
As Maureen continues her battle we are at $11,257. Before Maureen can safely start her treatment she will need to get to $35,000. What this really means is that when she starts, she will need to continue. Maureen can't start then stop treatment. so hopefully as she starts treatment the fund will continue to grow. Health wise Maureen has a brain lesion, caused by Lyme and limited blood flow in her brain.Maureen is also suffering from short term memory loss, physical limitations, and constant pain. I know that if all of us who are truely blessed with good health, donates what they can, we can get Maureen to kick this disease! I ask that you not only consider giving but that you would pass this onto your contact list. 
Love to all, Sandra Ebert
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04/18/2013
by Friends, Clients, Coworkers
As Maureen continues her battle we are at $11,257. Before Maureen can safely start treatment she will need to get to $35,000. What this really means that when she starts, she will need to continue. She can't start then stop. So hopefully when she starts treatment, the funds will continue to grow. Health wise Maureen has a brain lesion caused by Lyme and limited blood flow in her brain. Maureen is also suffering from short term memory loss, phsical limitations, and constant pain. I know that if all of us who are truly blessed with good health, donates what they can, we can get Maureen to kick this disease! I ask not only that you consider giving but also that you pass this onto your contact list.
Love to all, Sandra Ebert 
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