The quick synopsis:
I am vibrant, youthful, fun, nurturing, creative and only recently found out why I’ve had debilitating pain in my body for the past 14 years: Lipedema. I’m eternally optimistic and believe we can heal from anything which is why, despite every medical professional in the area telling me there is no cure, I found a doctor 3,000 miles away that knows how to reverse this incapacitating condition.
I also look forward to sharing, as a living example, that there is a cure for Lipedema. Doctors who told me I’d never be cured, and other patients suffering with this ailment, do not need to feel hopeless.
I’m asking for a total of $110k to help cover the cost of these 3 procedures, which my insurance has declined to pay for. And what I want you to know is that by helping me, you’re helping others. I am committed to dedicating my pain free life to giving back – to my family, to my community and to those in need. Thank you, from the bottom of my heart.
The longer version:
I only recently found out why I’ve had debilitating pain in my body for the past 14 years: Stage 2 Lipedema (see photo below).
Even though multiple Lipedema ‘expert’ MD’s in Manhattan say there is no cure, I wouldn’t accept that answer. I’m eternally optimistic and believe we can heal from anything.
I FOUND A HIDDEN GEM OF A DOCTOR WHO HAS BEEN QUIETLY HEALING LIPEDEMA FOR 25+ YEARS!!!
His name is Dr. David Amron and after 2 procedures this year (April & August) I’m almost pain free in my legs and arms for the first time in 14 years.
But I’m deeply in debt from these 1st two procedures and need $110,000 to cover these 2 procedures as well as the final procedure (my insurance company will cover nothing).
To put this in perspective, my body has ached for 14+ years after any type of exercise (including hikes, power walks or gentle squats or weightlifting). I’ve shied away from living an active lifestyle because of the pain, even though I’ve done everything in my power to live a healthy life.
For example, to eliminate inflammation I’ve cut out gluten, dairy & sugar and I even follow intermittent fasting which allows my body to heal at a rapid rate. But my hips & torso down to my ankles (plus arms) have kept spreading in girth with multiplying diseased fat cells & inflammation, my lymph is blocked from the fat cells, fibrosis & nodules… and the pain has kept growing.
Not only that, but issues like arthritis in my SI joint and slight arthritis in my knees have been unable to heal because of all the fibrosis and lipedema issues. Now there’s a chance for my knees to get much better thanks to the 2nd leg procedure from Dr. Amron.
Remaining are my torso and hips, which are spreading and aching from the multiplying diseased fat cells. This is the reason for the final procedure #3. Once procedure #3 is completed, I’ll have a better chance of healing the sciatica and SI joint issues because the congestion from diseased tissues will be removed.
Dr. Amron performed the first procedure for me in late April (calves, ankles and arms). The swelling and pain are gone. And in August he performed the procedure for my knees & thighs… and finally, once I’ve paid off the first 2 procedures and have money for the 3rd one, he will be able to do my torso and hips.
It’s difficult for most people to ask strangers for money, but my thought is that I’ve found a solution with Dr. Amron that will help me be able to continue living an even healthier more vibrant life after I’m able to get the full 3 procedures with him. And as my health, mobility and vitality increase, I’ll be able to give back to society.
I also look forward to sharing that there is, indeed, a cure for this little known or understood condition. My story can give hope and healing to many others. Looking at Dr. Amron’s website and instagram page show his dedication to helping those with lipedema to heal.
One of my favorite everyday ways to ‘give back’ is to help the people around me (cleaning lady who barely knows English and works hard to raise her two children after leaving her alcoholic husband, the handyman who works with a smile but I can see he’s in a great deal of pain, my nephew’s 70 year old nanny who has very little but gives anything she can to those around her in need…).
I have an empathetic gift of being able to sense the pain of others (both emotional and physical). I have so much to offer and care deeply for those around me.
Completing these surgeries with Dr. Amron will allow me to thrive and be the best human I can be on this planet.
I work in my personal life as a holistic healer and energy medicine practitioner. I also sell Medicare Supplement plans to seniors and the disabled. So I am paying for as much as possible on my own, and the inclusive cost is over $100,000:
Surgery fees are $89,500 + air travel, hotel and manual lymphatic drainage massage (MLD) twice a week for 6 weeks – after all 3 surgeries! So it’s 18 weeks of 2 MLDs – at $300/each totaling $10,800).
I’ve already seen how much better I can be and feel with the 1st two surgeries. Please help me pay off those first 2 surgeries and get the final procedure.
It won’t be possible for me to get that final 3rd surgery until my first 2 are paid in full.
I am asking for a total of $110,000 to help me fully heal from Stage 2 Lipedema, as the insurance premiums I paid thousands of dollars for will not cover these lipedema surgeries.
I guarantee this will help many more than just me because I am a nurturer by nature.
I’m looking forward to how much more I can accomplish and become without this daily pain; including raising awareness with Lipedema Doctors & Patients that there is, indeed, a cure.
Much gratitude to those who are inspired to help after reading my story. Thank you.
$110,000 total requested
- $89,500 for all 3 surgical procedures
- $10,800 for MLF (manual lymphatic drainage twice weekly for 18 weeks)
- $10,500 ($3500 each surgery for travel from NY to CA, taxis & hotel)
- $5,000 (pre-op labs and procedures for all 3 surgeries)