Hello, I am 23 years old and have been diagnosed with EDS which has caused me to develop basilar invagination, or an inward leaning of the first two vertebrae in the neck so that they put pressure on either the spinal cord or the CSF fluid. In my case, it is the latter, so it not life threatening yet but very debilitating with the other symptoms of EDS. I have pain all the time in my head , neck arms and even legs, and extreme difficulty moving. My headaches can be so severe, I can not do anything at all and even dilaudid does not help.I am not able to continue my studies in piano and singing because of these things and this is the worst form me, as this is my passion. Recently I have also damaged my vocal cords due to the same problem and this is any potential singer’s worst night mare. I have accumulated so much debt travelling all over Canada, where I live, over 3 years to finally get this diagnosed and treated, that I am 10000 in debt from the traveling and lodging expenses alone and this is also due to one trip to the States where I had to pay for medical care. I can not work either due to this so I am on welfare till I can get it fixed.I am in debt on my credit card and owe on my Mother’s card as well all this debt. What is more, the only treatment there is for me is in the States and is called “Prolotherapy” as the only course of treatment in Canada is a cervical fusion, but the surgeons tell me it would only make things worse for me and is only done if the case is life threatening.I reached out to the doctors who do the prolotherapy in the cervical spine and they say I have a a very good chance with this, but I have to have enough money for 4 to 6 sessions as when they begin the treatment they must continue to the end or it is useless .I would need 40000 U. S dollars for this to include cheap lodging and travel expenses as well.I am so sorry to ask such a huge amount, and embarrassed but have lost all I love to do most in the world, am always in pain, and am desperate. I will lose all my chances of ever becoming a performing classical musician the older I get, and this is my life ‘s dream. Without it I do not live, I simply exist.I beg who ever is kind enough to read this let alone consider helping me, please to take pity and help me and also to help me repay my Mother who gave me all she had. Please,please help! Any amount would be most appreciated!Thank you and God bless you !