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Tom, a Disabled Veteran of the United States Army, desperately needs your help!

Tom’s life changed dramatically when he was diagnosed with CIDP – Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyneuropathy – a rare and very painful autoimmune disease that affects the upper and lower extremities. His condition has continued to deteriorate, and he has difficulty with things we take for granted like buttoning, tying, grasping and lifting. He fatigues easily, can no longer feel the bottoms of his feet and lives with near-constant debilitating pain. To help alleviate some symptoms and slow progression, he receives IVIG (plasma) treatments at our local VA Hospital every three weeks. Due to his illness, Tom is no longer able to hold down a job and is now considered 100% disabled. The great news is that there is a treatment called HSCT – Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation – that can help, and Tom is scheduled to receive this treatment in Russia in January 2016. Thanks to Dr. Denis Fedorenko and others like him, HSCT can halt the progression of CIDP. Others who have gone to Russia for this treatment have experienced a halting of their deterioration and even the reversal of some symptoms. Tom is very excited about this very real chance to regain his health but needs your help to cover the costs involved for the necessary medical treatment and travel, which are not covered by any insurance.

Updates (25)

January 12, 2016

we leave in 5 days!!

December 25, 2015

Merry Christmas to everyone. We have been SO blessed.


July 22, 2015

Tom, I am praying for you. Ihave had cidp since 2008 and know how painful it is. Continue to stay strong and fight hard as you have been


July 13, 2015

Tom, I'm praying for you and your family. I'm praying that the money starts rolling in. Asking the Lord for provision to come in from the North, South, East and West!! Don't get discouraged, it WILL come in. (Make sure and name which direction you see it coming in!)

Linda Rhoades

June 25, 2015

Tom & Family,

We are praying for you. I am on Teas Lake Board and wanted to let you know that we are praying for you. Keep fighting. God has plans for you..

Bo & Art Arguello