The Ryan Guerin Fund
is a special fund that helps financially
needy Lyme disease patients who require diagnostic testing for
tick-borne illnesses, to help pay for them when they otherwise cannot. Monies are paid to the patient's
physician in the form of a
grant, from the fund.
To apply for a grant, please send a detailed email describing your financial need and indicate the contact information for your Lyme treating physician to: firstname.lastname@example.org. All information will be kept confidential. Nothing is shared or sold to any third parties.
The fund was established in honor of a young North Carolina Lyme patient named Ryan Guerin, who died of Lyme disease. Ryan served in the U.S. Navy in the first Persian Gulf War. Ryan fought courageously, but because he was not diagnosed early enough in his illness, he never had a chance to regain his health.
Author, advocate and
Lyme patient PJ Langhoff, and founder of this fund had to wait NEARLY 13 years before any doctor
would agree to test her and her children for Lyme disease and other tick-borne
infections. To add insult to injury, she was outraged when insurance refused to pay
for expensive, but necessary Lyme diagnostic testing. Due to a lack of
money, PJ was forced to pick and choose between laboratory tests that
she could afford, delaying her diagnosis and recovery for several
In 2008, following the publication of the "It's All In Your Head" book series on Lyme disease, the Ryan Guerin Fund was established. Proceeds of the sale of these and other books and merchandise designed by PJ go into this special patient fund. PJ is working hard and hopes to make this fund a non-profit organization soon.
Anyone may apply for financial assistance, in any part of the United States. Grant funds are directly dependant upon donations received, so please give generously. If you would like to become part of the Ryan Guerin team, please contact PJ at PJ@allegorypress.com We can link the web site with yours and help you collect funds and make money for your group or organization in the process. We are a limited fund, so we can only afford small grants to select individuals. But feel free to inquire.
A lack of funds and/or insurance coverage should NEVER stop an ill patient from receiving an early diagnosis. Please give generously so that people with Lyme disease (like Ryan), may be given a fighting chance, before it's too late.
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