Our now 9 year old son Micah was a healthy and happy boy up until about a year ago. For the last 12 months, our beautiful son has suffered serious health problems due to toxic mold exposure such as extreme pain in his bones, and joints to the point he cannot walk and other mysterious ailments.
We have since found out that the cause of his illness is directly related to a home we had previously rented in Carlsbad, California for 5 years that a professional mold testing company found in May 2015 had extremely high levels of toxic mold. The mold inspector had said it was one of the worst cases he had seen in his 30 years of mold inspections and that we should move right away.
We took the mold inspectors advice and have moved twice since then in an attempt to move where the air is cleaner and dryer. Our most recent move was to Albuquerque, New Mexico about a month ago. All our family and friends were in California and the only reason we had moved here is to try to do everything we can in order to help our son heal from this mold illness.
He got slightly better, but unfortunately, he has only got worse over the last two weeks. The fungal infection is now in his ankle, ribs and spine. He cannot walk at all at the moment even with the aid of crutches. The pain in his ribs and spine is so bad he often cries and begs us for help.
What Micah has is toxic mold exposure that has made his blood toxic and also a serious bone infection that is called Osteomyelitis. This bone infection can cause him to become permanently crippled and even death if he isn't properly treated ASAP. This is VERY serious and time is of the essence.
Micah has been turned down for treatment from many doctors who specialize in giving treatments to for mold related illnesses. Part of the difficultly in treating osteomyelitis lies in the fact that it causes a lack of oxygen in the tissues and bones. Hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) is the treatment that has been recommended by specialists because it helps heal the infection by providing forced oxygenation to the blood and bones that aids in eradicating the fungal infection and repairing the bones.
Many hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) treatment centers only take insurance, cash and or credit which we simply do not have. Healing and saving Micah all comes down to money.
All the money that we currently earn has a family barely covers the basics to live such as our rent, utilities and food. I currently work two jobs online, and cannot take a third job out of our home because I have to help Micah with basic things such as going to the bathroom, eating and carrying him because he cannot walk. My wife is also 4 months pregnant.
Please help our son and family in this time of need.
If you can contribute to this fund, ANY AMOUNT WILL HELP and is GREATLY APPRECIATED!!!
Thank you to everyone who has helped us already, and are praying for Micah. We sincerely appreciate it from the bottom of our hearts!
The Bedard Family