For those not familiar, I have a serious neurological disorder known as Chiari Malformation. This means part of my brain is herniated into my spinal canal and is compressing my brain stem and spinal cord. This also interferes with the normal flow of cerebral spinal fluid. There is no cure and the only chance for regaining some quality of life and preventing further damage to the central nervous system is through a brain surgery known as Posterior Fossa Decompression Surgery. This condition causes unbearable pain throughout my neck, debilitating headaches and many other terrible and severe symptoms. I was recently told I have a Retroflexed Odontoid. This means my poor little brain stem is being compressed from the opposite side as well by my top vertebrae (also known as Basilar Invagination). This has caused Cranial Settling and Craniocervical Instability in my neck. I've suffered for over 2 years from the most excruciating and horrid pain one could ever imagine. I'm beyond ready for relief.
There are only 2 Specialists in the U.S. who can help me. Neither are covered by my insurance and both require traveling and lodging out of state. My sweet fellow blogging community is helping me promote a raffle to raise funds. Tickets are being sold for only $2 each with price breaks as follows:
1 for $2
3 for $5
7 for $10
16 for $20
50 for $50
If you would like to purchase a ticket, simply go to http://www.paypal.com/ and send payment "as a friend" (since this is a donation and is non profit) to: firstname.lastname@example.org. I will reply with your raffle #'s as soon as possible. Here's the incredible lot of prizes you could win valued at over $405 Retail Cost.
Raffle closes 6PM EST 8/10. Winner to be announced sometime thereafter. Open to Continental U.S. Residents Only. One of my dear friends is covering the shipping costs, so all tickets sold will go directly to my medical fund. I thank you so much for prayerfully considering participating. I appreciate your continued love, prayers and support. xo Belinda