Hope Strengthens Foundation recently had the privilege of being introduced to Kimberly Hunter. Kimberly is a resilient young woman who has been dealing with two chronic illnesses over the past ten years. Kimberly suffers from both Lupus, an autoimmune disease, and endometriosis, a painful disorder. The respiratory and gastrointestinal issues that typically accompany these types of chronic illnesses have also compounded Kimberly’s health struggles. Many days, her fatigue and pain are so bad, she has to remain in bed. 

As if these challenges were not enough, Kimberly was diagnosed with a brain tumor in 2019. This past fall, she experienced an intense flare of optic neuritis, which led to temporary blindness and ongoing head pain that she still endures at times. Kimberly currently spends two days each week at the hospital receiving treatment for her brain tumor. 

While her mental health suffers due to the complexity of her significant physical ailments, Kimberly’s spirit endures. She is committed to stabilizing her health and living a full life.

To support Kimberly in attaining her goal, Hope Strengthens Foundation has identified the following, targeted opportunities and we could use your help.

Transportation: We are supporting Kimberly with roundtrip transportation to the hospital for her treatments by providing rideshare gift cards. The hospital is a significant distance from where Kimberly lives and given the arduousness of her treatment cycle, getting her to/from the hospital as efficiently as possible provides her more time to rest and recover. 

  • A donation of $80 will cover the approximate roundtrip cost to the hospital for one of Kimberly’s treatments.

Acupuncture and herbal pharmacology: Due to Kimberly’s conditions, her doctors have recommended acupuncture and herbal pharmacology alternatives. Insurance does not cover these options.

  • A donation of $60 would cover the approximate cost of an acupuncture treatment.
  • A donation of $30 would cover the approximate one-way trip to the acupuncturist.
  • A donation of $25 will cover the approximate cost of each bottle of personalized herbal medicine.

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Thank you for your generosity and support of Kimberly!