There are very few doctors who treat mold illness and the ones who do don't take insurance. Laura is an LPN... but she has been too sick to work for many years. She has no money. She needs your help to get well.
Whatever we money raise here will go toward getting her to a medical facility that can help her, testing, supplements, treatment, temporary housing and God willing... a new permanent home.
I have watched Laura's health deteriorate for many years. It was because my own son and my family got sick from toxic mold in our house that I asked Laura if I could test her house to see if toxic mold could be causing her illness.
The mold test on her house came back very high in some of the most toxic molds that produce mycotoxins. Some of the same toxic molds that had made my family sick.
Mold illness is largely misunderstood and underestimated by doctors and the majority of the population. Laura has been to dozens of doctors and has been unable to get properly treated.
Just moving out of the house is not enough. She needs a doctor to help guide her so that she can detox safely without shutting down her organs. Her health is in a very fragile state.
Laura has been so sick for so many years that she does not have any source of income. She has been to dozens of doctors who have prescribed countless drugs from anti-depressants to steroids. Her most recent hospitalization and diagnosis was due to pancreatitis.
Laura called me Sunday, January 5th to tell me the skin was peeling off her face in sheets. She is in constant pain and she is desperate for medical intervention.
I have contacted several doctors who specialize in environmental medicine and mold illness. Unfortunately none of them take insurance.
Travel expenses, housing, medical treatment, follow up treatment and a safe place to live for Laura and her son will likely cost far more than $10,000 so don't stop giving. I promise, your generosity will go toward giving Laura and her son Freddie a better life.
They are homeless now and we have to think about where they will live once they are well. They certainly cannot go back to the home that made them sick.
Mold illness is expensive... it is yet unrecognized by conventional medicine. This fundraiser will be a start for Laura to begin the road to healing. Right now, with the pancreatitis diagnosis, she is likely in stage 3 mycotoxicosis... the organs start shutting down.
Immediate needs are emergency treatment with an environmental specialist who knows how to treat mold illness. It may take years of follow up treatment to get her health back completely. She has been getting sick for many years. Every person is different. Let's pray Laura bounces back quickly. The reality is, it may take years to recover.
There are years of supplements ahead, a need for ongoing infrared sauna treatments, air purifiers, clean organic food and whatever ongoing treatment the doctor recommends.
If you have any questions about the symptoms mold can cause, please visit my website, A Good Health Advocate or Mold Support for more information.
I am currently (Thursday, January 9th) emailing back and forth with Benita Zahn about her doing a story on Mold featuring what is happening to Laura and Freddie and mentioning this fundraiser on the air.
The real news that needs to get out there is that if anyone is sick, there is a home mold test that can be done to see if toxic mold is contributing or causing to your illness. It's called the ERMI Environmental Relative Moldiness Index and it is available at EMSL Labs or Mycometrics.
Even if you cannot see or smell mold, if someone is sick, it is worth it to do the test. Mold can be hidden in walls, under floors or in the basement and it can cause serious health problems.
We are having a Spaghetti Dinner & basket party at the Whitehall Elks on February 4th from 4:00-6:30. I hope you can join us there. We still need volunteers to help with that event on the 3rd and the 4th.
If you have ideas for more fundraising efforts... please share. We are open to suggestions.
You can contact me (Heather Plude) through this fundraiser.
My family got very sick from toxic mold... and we all got well. I want to see the same happen again! Let's help Laura and Freddie get their health back!!!