Hunter Black used to be a healthy, strong, lively young man until the summer of 2007 when he got bitten by a tick. He is now fully disabled and hasn't been able to work in 3 years. We created this page to help raise funds for his Lyme treatment and to raise awareness around his condition.
He is going to see Dr.Raxlen, a Lyme specialist in New York, NY on May 8th, 2017 and his treatment protocol will last around 18-24 months.
Lyme disease is starting to take over every aspect of Hunter's life. He is in constant pain and discomfort and now he is starting to lose the ability to walk and talk normally. He is progressing fast and needs help quickly. We are asking for donations because Lyme specialists do not accept insurance and the drugs/treatments they prescribe are not usually covered by insurance. The cost of an office visit alone is over $1,000 and the expenses for his treatment will be several hundred dollars a month. He is unable to work due to this illness so he lives on a limited income with his wife. In the last three years, Hunter has been to over a dozen doctors and still has not found any kind of long term relief. We feel Dr.Raxlen is our last hope to get Hunter help.
We also ask for your support in prayer. We need the Lord's guidance, wisdom, and peace to help us through this hard time.
What is Lyme?
Lyme is a bacterial infection caused by a bacterium called Borrelia burgdorferi. It is transmitted to humans through tick bites. There are several co-infections that you can get along with Lyme such as Babesia, Bartonella, Ehrlichia and Mycoplasma ( just to name a few). This means that most Lyme patients are battling several infections at the same time. Lyme and the other co-infections are usually collectively referred to as Lyme disease. The CDC estimates that 300,000 people a year will get Lyme. That's more than the number of estimated cases of Breast Cancer and HIV combined!
When treated immediately Lyme disease can be an acute illness. However, many people go undiagnosed for months or years which gives the bacteria and its coinfections the opportunity to grow and spread all over the body, including the brain. This makes the illness difficult to get rid of and complicated to treat.
If you or any of your loved ones get bitten by a tick, please see a medical professional immediately and watch for early Lyme symptoms such as; muscle aches, headaches, fatigue, rash, and fever.
For more information please visit these helpful sites:
This is the Site link to the CDC website:
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Thank you for your time and support!
-Love, the GET HUNTER WELL TEAM!