Please help!

By Larry Judkins

Glenn County Observer

The woman in this photo is the sister-in-law of a very good friend of mine.

She and her family are in need of your help. A Go-Fund-Me account has been set up by her son, Ryan Neilsen, and his plea follows:

“Last week my mom was not feeling right, prompting her to head straight to the emergency room, where they admitted her into ICU. There they diagnosed her with Goodpasture’s syndrome for a second time, the first diagnosis being in 2001. This is a very rare disease that affects one in a million people. This disease is a disorder that causes your body’s immune system to create antibodies that attack your kidneys and lungs. Her lungs and kidneys have both already been compromised.

“Since being admitted into the local ICU, she has been transported to a larger medical center with more resources. She will continue to receive treatment over the next few weeks (at minimum). She will require additional testing and treatment such as: daily dialysis, plasmapheresis (Also called therapeutic plasma exchange, this therapy uses a machine to filter your blood and remove anti-GBM antibodies), Cyclophosphamide (suppresses your immune system), bronchoscopies, multiple labs, imaging, kidney biopsy and who can tell how much more.

“Anything helps! $1.00, a share or a prayer. We need financial help to cover the unexpected medical and transportation costs for our family to be with her in our time of need.”

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