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   I am starting this fundraiser for a struggling family I’ve known a long time... the VanBreemens.  They have two teen daughters suffering with Lyme disease.... horrible and often terrifying episodes.... physical, emotional, and mental struggles of every kind.  Paige, 18, has been battling Lyme for over two years.  Samantha was diagnosed in November at the age of fifteen. Can you even imagine how devastating a second diagnosis was to this family?
   The whole family pulls together in amazing ways to help these girls through seizures and other kinds of episodes, which is beautiful to see, but this disease is taking its toll on the family in many ways.  Mom, Jennifer,  works hard to keep the family running, cares for the girls and four other siblings, and fundraises for their treatment needs and Lyme awareness.  
Their medical needs are $3,000 per month, none of which is covered by insurance.  Dad, Jim,  works to pay the bills and is recently struggling from his own health needs, which hampers his ability to work sometimes.  
   This is a family who need our support.  Would you please dig down deep in your heart and find some love to share with them.  It would bless them so much to have people com alongside them on this difficult journey! Maybe we can relieve some of the burden from their shoulders.   Thanks for anything you do!  God bless you!


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HOttbjEylhA&feature=youtu.be&fbclid=IwAR0ExXLUhBsghrX1f37wbnoR1VzvqjNjpLNDXqLoddqDzw27BKBn3W8DtXE

Here is a video showing a little bit of what the girls go through daily. There is one error, Paige fell ill in 2016 not 2018.

Judy Brink

2019-09-08 01:22:37

Praying for your family

Anonymous

2019-09-07 21:52:13

You are loved!

Jim&Grace

2019-09-07 21:04:19

We hope this encourages you :) We believe this money is going to a good purpose! We will be praying that these sicknesses will be healed! love, Jim + Grace Gitto <3

Wells Family

2019-09-07 17:56:09

Sending so much love HOPE, ENDURE, PERSEVERE!

Anonymous

2019-08-24 15:27:50

Praying for you all! ❤️

Anonymous

2019-08-15 15:27:01

Praying fervantly!

Anonymous

2019-08-15 15:24:57

Your faith journey is an inspiration! Stay strong in Yahweh!

Anonymous

2019-08-15 15:23:11

We are praying for your family and Dad too!

Anonymous

2019-08-15 15:16:56

We are praying for you! Your faith is a great testimony! Never give up! What the enemy intended for evil...Yahweh will use for His glory! The next life will be all we need!

Lori VandenBerg

2019-08-05 19:29:09

Praying for your family and that things start to get easier.

Jennifer L Rathbun

2019-08-02 01:15:45

Praying for your family...

maria marcel provencher

2019-07-31 00:43:58

Stay strong and God bless

Anonymous

2019-07-23 00:06:58

Our thoughts and prayers are for both girls and the entire family. May the girls experience healing and the family experience that peace that passes all understanding in this difficult season for your family.

Nallely A. Gonzalez

2019-07-18 04:41:33

Thinking of you guys often :)

Celia Jenks

2019-07-14 19:34:38

Prayers for your family!

Grace R Klahn

2019-07-13 19:32:10

Love you guys!!! You’re in our prayers♥️ ~Jim & Grace<3

Anonymous

2019-07-10 23:15:56

May God give you a little relief

Anonymous

2019-07-10 18:38:20

You are loved! Don't give up!

Aimée Wells

2019-07-10 17:28:34

Much love to you all! Keep the HOPE strong

Teresa Brown

2019-07-10 12:59:24

God bless you

Happy Birthday Samantha
August 23, 2019, 3:05 pm

Yesterday was an emotional day for me. Wednesday night both Chloe and Sam went down, which means I usually don't get much sleep. We woke up Thursday morning ready to take on the world for Sam's 16th birthday adventures. 

However, Paige had severe intestinal pain, Samantha had hip, knee and shoulder pain and Chloe coudn't walk. And all three of them were feeling yucky. We had a choice to make, stay home and le tthem rest or continue with our plans. We decided to not let Lyme win and continued with our plans. I kept saying over and over again, Lyme won't win, Lyme won't win. 

Chanting that didn't help much as we had to run in and grab meds for Sam before we even left the driveway. We got lunches and snacks packed, we got 'go bags' packed, we loaded the wheelchair and we were off. On the car ride to the art exhibit I relefected on our last few years and now hard they have been on everyone. How unfair it is that my girls can't have a normal life, that birthdays are plagued with pain and medicine. That it takes us two hours to leave the house because we need to pack safe food, medicine, medical equipment and go bags. That I always have to have someone with me in case all the girls go down at the same time I have help. I get so angry at what they have lost, at their childhood and teen years that have been stolen, it just makes me so angry! I wish I could make it all better for them. I wish I could take away their pain. 

Our day was full of other trials, you can read more on our facebook page: We Support Paige and Samantha
These updates are limited on words and data, so I can't write much here, but read this full post on our facebook page, along with a video!

Chloe
August 9, 2019, 2:27 pm

It is with a heavy heart that we share that our youngest daughter, Chloe (9), was diagnosed with Lyme and 2 co infections this week. 
We can hardly believe it, we are just gutted by her diagnosis. 
Your help is needed more than ever before. Caring for and paying for treatments for 3 girls is so overwhelming. 

Update #1
July 30, 2019, 8:40 pm

Thank you to everyone who has donated to our girls and prayed for our family. We don't have words to express our thanks and gratitude. 
The past few years have been quite a challenge for us, caring for the girls and providing for their needs. The last couple of months have gotten increasingly harder with the declining health of my husband.
The Lord has been faithful and through and throught he love, support and help from people like you, we are still managing. We still have a home and the girls still have their medicine. We have had to give up a lot and cut out tons, but we have needs, and we will forever be thankful. 

Please continue to pray for us, some days I think those prayers are all that get us through the day!

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We are praying for your family and Dad too!

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We are praying for you! Your faith is a great testimony! Never give up! What the enemy intended for evil...Yahweh will use for His glory! The next life will be all we need!

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Stay strong and God bless

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Love you guys!!! You’re in our prayers♥️ ~Jim & Grace

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