Created 11.15.2016 by Community Benefit Tree
Katy Zerkel is a joyful 36 year old woman who suffers from Lyme Disease. Katy and her husband Brent are blessed with three beautiful children, Noah (6), Grace (4) and Gabby (2). Their three children amaze them each day, and they all cheerlead around their youngest, little Gabby, who was born with the gift of Down Syndrome. Katy worked as a licensed massage therapist. Her deep friendship with Christ helped her tremendously when on October 1, 2010, Katy was suddenly struck with horrendous bouts of vertigo, migraines and insomnia. She went from 100 miles per minute to crawling up the stairs of her home, In 2014, Katy's symptoms began to grow. She had chronic pain, stiff joints, weakness in her extremities, memory loss and the list went on. Katy was properly diagnosed with Chronic Lyme Disease and several co-infections. Katy is unable to seek the help of a Lyme Literate Doctor because of the inability to pay. Though her husband, Brent works overtime to support his family, a patient with Katy's chronic illness can expect to pay upwards of $100,000 per year and money for each treatment is due at the time of appointment. Nothing is covered by insurance.
Please search your heart and help this faith filled family bring their wife and mother back to good health. Time is of the essence. Katy continues to decline in health and she has such high hopes for a bright and vibrant future. Your financial contribution will literally save her life.