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Glenny Palmer
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CAN YOU HELP PLEASE?

Post by Glenny Palmer » Tue Sep 13, 2016 2:07 pm

Hello my Friends,
Forgive me for 'putting the bite' on you...(Admin please delete if you think this inappropriate.)

My beautiful, soft hearted Grandaughter Casey, (pictured) is a Sleep Therapist, & she has a heartbreaking problem. Her lovely young client, and friend, Turaki, is in dire danger of losing his life, for the want of a $1793 APAP machine. His condition is so severe that he is unable to work, to save up for it. Casey has established a relatively small 'Go Fund Me' campaign for Turaki, but it has only raised about $300 in the last 6 weeks.

from Casey…..
“Turaki was diagnosed with Very Severe Sleep Apnea which means he stops breathing 117 times per hour, that’s over 800 times every night that he stops breathing.
He is my patient and my friend, and he is at extreme risk of one day not waking up, because his body cannot survive anymore. Can you please help, even with just a few dollars?”
https://www.gofundme.com/2kzvgzbs
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Post by Rhonda Tallnash » Tue Sep 13, 2016 2:23 pm

All the best for this campaign Glenny! What would the world be if we couldn't help those in need and promote the plight amongst friends? Kind regards

Rhonda

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Post by Glenny Palmer » Tue Sep 13, 2016 3:23 pm

Oh thank you Rhonda. Fingers crossed. (It's so hard on Granny to see her Grandbabbies distressed....and to think of what this young chap must be enduring.

(Just trying to get the word out there.) :D
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Post by Shelley Hansen » Tue Sep 13, 2016 3:59 pm

Hi Glenny

Thank you for bringing this to light. I also suffer from severe sleep apnoea. Six years ago my sleep test showed that I was stopping breathing 90 times per hour. I know very well that disordered sleep and fatigue is only the tip of the iceberg of symptoms that this condition causes.

Lack of oxygen to the brain, organs, muscles and skin tissue causes so many problems - and in time, can be fatal if not treated. For five years prior to my diagnosis I was thought to have severe asthma - but the raft of medication I took made no difference. It was only when I was referred to a knowledgeable specialist that the real cause was discovered.

Within 2 weeks of using my CPAP machine, most if not all of my distressing symptoms had either disappeared or were mitigated to a large degree.

I hope Casey's patient is able to raise the required funds and I will be happy to help. You have probably already posted this on Facebook - but if not, it might be another avenue for you.

Best Regards and keep us informed.
Shelley
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Post by Glenny Palmer » Tue Sep 13, 2016 5:43 pm

Oh you poor dear, Shelley. I can't imagine having to deal with that. (Although my brother reckons that I only take 1 breath an hour anyway, because I'm such a chatterbox....brothers!! :twisted:) I am very pleased that you were finally diagnosed correctly and have it all sorted now.
It is very kind of you to help; thank you so much. I feel a tad awkward asking my poet mates, but as Casey said, if enough folks just donate $5 we would eventually get there. :P
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Post by Shelley Hansen » Tue Sep 13, 2016 5:56 pm

Glenny, if you don't ask, we'll never know.

I just realised I said I was stopping 90 times per minute! Of course as you realised, I meant 90 times per hour! (I have now corrected it). Blimey, I would be dead if I was stopping 90 times per minute!!! :o

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Post by Glenny Palmer » Tue Sep 13, 2016 6:38 pm

Yeah....I wondered about that Shelley.... :lol: You'd never get a chance to start up again....oohh hahaaa.
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