The Greenfields resident suffers from cerebral palsy and debilitating epilepsy but refuses to allow the afflictions to dampen her enthusiasm for life.
Kristy’s health started to deteriorate 12 months ago due to a lifetime of anti-convulsion medication in high doses.
She has early signs of kidney and liver failure, among other side effects of the medication.
Her parents explored treatment and found a suitable option in Bali.
The treatment, which is not recognised in Australia, cleanses the blood and while it does not cure, a better quality of life should ensure.
Dee Fraser, Kristy’s mother, said improvement to Kristy’s health was ‘very impressive’ after three treatments.
‘Everyone noticed the improvement when we arrived home but it was short lived,’ she said.
‘The problem is that we have to keep putting the drugs into her system, which is creating chemical chaos and the decline began again.
‘To sustain Kristy’s improvements we would need to go there more often, preferably monthly.’
Ms Fraser said the treatment in Bali would cost about $60,000 per annum.
‘The cost for us as a family would be crippling and we hope fundraising might help,’ she said.
‘We are simply trying to improve Kristy’s quality of life,’ she said.
Ms Fraser said Kristy (29) shared a special bond with her twin sister Jessica, who suffers with Lyme disease.
‘It is true identical twins do know and feel a lot about each other, so in many ways this is part of Jessica’s story too,’ she said.
‘Kristy loves living and has lived her life with real zest, laughter and a genuine love and concern for others.’
A fundraiser will be held on
September 28 at 7pm at Meadow
Springs Golf and Country Club.
Bingo, auctions, including a signed
Fremantle Dockers guernsey, and
a disco will be part of the evening.
Tickets cost $25 and nibbles, tea,
coffee and drinks will be available.
Call Dee Fraser on 0439 966 689.