Bonners Ferry Herald


BONNERS FERRY — In 2014, Joseph Cook dinner started feeling sick. Earlier than lengthy it turned clear he was battling a critical sickness, nevertheless it wasn’t till 2015 that he was recognized with Lyme illness together with a number of co-infections. Since then, his well being has been a curler coaster of ups and downs. Now, a Go Fund Me has been set as much as attempt to assist him and his household.

The illness has had a devastating impact on Cook dinner’s life, confining him to a wheelchair at one level. The 52 yr outdated hasn’t been in a position to work on account of the myriad of signs affecting him: across the clock complications, widespread irritation with burning ache and stiffness, weak spot, uncontrollable muscle spasms and seizures.

He discovered reduction in 2018 with the assistance of a Florida physician. Throughout his time there, his well being improved sufficient to go house, the place he continued to enhance and construct his energy. Then, in June, 2020, he suffered a setback and hasn’t been in a position to work since.

His speedy household has finished every little thing they’ll to help him nevertheless it simply isn’t sufficient. There may be an pressing monetary want for continued therapy, previous medical debt and primary residing bills akin to hire and meals.

The Cook dinner household issued the next assertion: “The household is deeply grateful for the kindness and benevolence of all in our group who’ve been useful throughout our time of want. We hope sometime to have the ability to assist others in want in our area people as effectively.”

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Anybody wishing to assist could make a donation to their Go Fund Me at:, or name Lora Cook dinner at 208-304-506 with any questions.


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