My name is Joel, I left high school and joined the US military and by 19 I served my first tour in Afghanistan. I served with US soldiers and French and German and English and Aussie and local Afghan forces. I helped to train Afghan forces and I would go on daily patrols and missions in accordance with the chain of commands intent.
Shortly after arriving home from my first tour I became very ill, I very nearly lost my arm to infection and my capacity to breath naturally became greatly diminished in a very short period of time. I was released from service and the condition much worsened as time went on but the VA was not able to help me in any way.
I learned how to cope with the pain and demoralization of my condition for four years after my service. I had tried many avenues of attempting to get help but they all failed and finally led to a pension claim in order to gain support to understand why my body was breaking down.
I won the pension claim and sought out many doctors and naturopaths and other healers until I discovered the roots of my illness and where it came from.
The name of the disease I contracted in Afghanistan is "hydatid disease" and it comes from a breakdown in hygiene around animal husbandry due to degraded and despondent conditions which leads to animals and humans much more susceptible to unwillingly hosting the parasite. It is pandemic in the provinces where I served and I was directly laid in a pile of shit to pull cover for many hours just weeks before I first got sick. It incubates itself as cysts in the bodies of sheep and then dogs and then humans and when it gets into humans it can no longer spread to other hosts but it multiplies inside the human host body and eventually leads to death. This infection is in my gut, groin, chest arm and head and it is very hard to remove because the parasites use our bodies capacity to make connective tissue in order to make an impenetrable "cell capsule" around itself in order to be protected as it hacks more deeply into its host. These cysts cause the body to breakdown into dysfunction.
I am currently in Indiana, I have undergone intensive treatment over the past weeks in order to save my life. My Naturopathic Doctor in Colorado connected me with a Naturopathic doctor in Indiana whom had a surgeon, a lab and a clinic AND they were going to help me fundraise for the treatment!
As it stands my fundraising has enabled me to get all the blood work imaging and surgical serological samples in order to create antigens to enable my immune system to begin producing the antibody factors to recognize and eliminate the disease in my body.
As it stands I must come up with
$10,000 Intravenous solution to quickly eradicate cysts throughout my system (13day drip)
I've started this treatment I just cannot pay for it yet! It is going well (9 more days)
$10,000 ultrasound guided surgical serologies and antigen extracted from deeper cysts
$6,000 post treatment medicinal IV/antigen
I thank any and all who find my cause worthy of donation. Bless you all!
Our founder Michael Reigns had a vision to start a non profit charity that would take the financial stress out of the equation for families dealing with the loss of a loved one who served as a first responder. Our founder also wanted to ensure their families had therapy and counselling to help them recover emotionally from the loss. "They go out there everyday knowing the risk, however, they do it anyway. For those that gave all, we owe them everything." We ask that all give some... because they gave all!