Friends and family of Tom Ballman desperately need your help...
Tom has been virtually bedridden since June 11, 2015. He is struggling with MSIDS... specifically
Boriella Bergdorferi, Bartonella and Helicobacter Pylori.
In layman's terms, Tom has Chronic Lyme Disease with multiple tick-borne co-infections.
Tom Ballman...a once vibrant, energetic, hard-working, charismatic, strong, active and fit young man has been struggling with debilitating symptoms and been getting progressively sicker over last two years.
Tom went from helping others, being active in his community, fellowship and fun with friends, building water gardens and koi ponds ,running his painting company, always doing projects around house, caring for 2 sweet Jack Russell terriers, changing oil and working on cars to completely unable to work, drive, or do any of the things he could do before... Even the simplest of daily tasks.
Fortunately with the help, support and encouragement of many very caring individuals, he finally found a wonderful doctor right here in Saint Louis who has not only helped him understand what is happening to his body, and what to expect as he recovers, but offer the relief of diagnosis and begin first phase of treatment.
We have faith that he will pull through this, eradicate this illness and multiple infections and not only regain his health, vigor and passion for life, but enjoy life again healthier and stronger than before his health began declining.
Unfortunately, even with insurance, his medical expenses are growing exponentially. Combined with not being able to work at all (his livelihood) and losing his income completely, his business and his bank account are dwindling fast.
We are putting our pride aside and asking for help to cover the growing cost of his doctor visits, medications, immune support therapies, nutritional foods and supplements, weekly IVs and injections and special medications that insurance does not cover.
We are so blessed that he is able to be at home during his treatment and recovery. This is a Godsend, but also means my income and ability to contribute monetarily to our household has been drastically reduced to be able to care for him nearly full time, as well as do my best to maintain a serene and comfortable household and home for him.
We thank you and are eternally grateful to all of you who have and are helping him... Your prayers, phone calls, healing messages, emotional support, and love mean more than you know.
A sincere, heartfelt thank you to those of you who have taken time from your own lives and families to provide therapy, work opportunities for me, bring groceries, mow the lawn, repair vehicles, help with puppies and pond, visit with Tom..he wouldn't be able to recover without you.
Thank you to each of you taking the time to read this for your consideration. Any and all donations, monetary or otherwise, will go directly to help pay for Tom's medical expenses and get through this.
If your own resources are limited, please take a moment to pray for his healing and recovery. Please share this link and subscribe to YouCaring updates if possible. Every phone call, text, get well card, email and visit means so much and really seems to lift his spirits, offer him hope and brighten his day.
Thank you again for your consideration. We know there will be times when we will have the opportunity to help others and we promise to pay it forward.
Thank you kindly & God bless,
Angie & friends & family of Tom Ballman[email protected]