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Every night I put @freelovebeauty's MOONCHILD restorative oil 🌙 on Finley's back - and if we forget, then we apply in the morning while we do our stretches. I was talking to Fin about her scar and telling her that we were asking other people to show theirs. She said, "I wanna see." So I just looked up the #ShowYourScar hashtag, holy moly. The tears are flowing like the Nile! Thank you all who are sharing your story, I see so much genuine beauty in your openness! Thank you for this campaign @youcaring- if you're on the fence about sharing, please do!

John Boy here, jumping on the #showyourscar campaign. That big one above my belly was my first scar because of pyloric stenosis. My second surgery was to get my g-tube, and the docs went through my belly button for that. My most recent surgery was to have a nissen fundoplication done, so I have two other scars on my belly now (my hand is covering one of them). I also have about a dozen marks from all the IVs I've ever had because I'm very possessive of my blood and don't like to give it freely.
Mom says my scars are my superhero badges and that without them I wouldn't be the happy boy I am right now. She's proud of them, and I suppose I am too because my brother doesn't have any superhero marks (so obviously I am way cooler). 💫

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This beauty have teach me a lot. New marks keep showing and growing. All we hope is they stop. Her energy is contagious and her smile can change your day. #autoimmunediseasefighter #autoimmunedisease #ShowYourScar #sclerodermaawareness #mylittlefighter

@youcaring #showyourscar. When I was born I wasn't breathing and my heartbeat was really low, this was caused by my mom's uterine rupture and left me without oxygen. Doctors were able to save me but I wasn't expected to walk, talk or do anything. I was diagnosed with Cerebral Palsy at the age of one but the doctors suspected it before then. I've done years and years of therapies. Today, I can walk without a walker or crutches- short distances, I can talk fairly well, I do stuff that the doctors said that I would never do. I never give up. I know that I'll always need some kind of therapy and there'll be stuff that I can't do no matter how hard I try but otherwise, if I think I can do something and I want to do it, I will do everything I can to do it. I don't consider myself as an inspiration, people say I'm inspiring because I don't let anything stop me, but really, I'm just doing whatever I have to do to live life. #mystory #cerebralpalsy #physicaldisability

Nos hacemos eco de @ichf_babyheart con su hashtag #Showyourscar . "Para ella su cicatriz significa que tiene un mundo lleno de esperanza y mas sueños por cumplir".
Que significa que significa la tuya ? #Fundacionlatiendoporti #Muestratucicatriz #5tajornadamayo2017

My scars aren't super visible anymore, but that doesn't make them any less real. I am about 18 months clean from self harm, and overcoming excoriation disorder is one of the greatest achievements of my life. Recovering from self harm was only possible because of my (ongoing) recovery from mental illness. Today I'm showing my scars for the #ShowYourScar campaign through @youcaring and @fifiandmo. #ShowYourScar for a chance to win a $500 donation to any YouCaring campaign of your choice.

My name is Janiesa. I suffer from BPD. It is a disorder that has tried very hard to steer me away from my path. With all the challenges I face in life, I know I will have to fight a little harder because my mental illness causes me to process stress and obstacles differently. BPD has become like a thorn in my side as I try to accomplish my goals. I will be honest, this disease has pushed me more often than never to the edge of insanity. Trying to function in a society that excludes you because you are ill is ostracizing and disenfranchising. I am here to tell you today that it does get better. My support system has helped me and they've kept me going when I felt I could no longer fight. I am currently in beauty school trying to achieve my dreams as an aspiring makeup entrepreneur. I know I may never be cured from it but my fight against it has given me strength. Even when you feel weak, you are strong and it's okay to be vulnerable. #youcaring #showyourscar #selfharm #bpd #survivor

My scar from scoliosis surgery when I was a teen. Our scars make us who we are. I enhanced mine with a beautiful tattoo! #showyourscar @youcaring

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It has been long long road Diagnosed at @mayoclinic @rochester_mn with FND || Acronym for Functional Neurological Disorder of 3 types || 🙁 🚨Movement || Speech || Sensory. 🚨
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I have a paralyzed left foot and I have hands that clench with dystonia. I have problems with speech and difficulty with cognitive tasks so even typing this is very hard for me to speak what I need to. I have had over 140 seizures since 6/01/17 to now. I now have to have over 72 hours of care and seizure watch as well as help with dressing, eating and other #ADL I now have continuous oxygen to keep my 02 sat up and also have suction machine in case of an event to prevent aspiration as well as Ativan🚑🚑🚑
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As you can imagine the cost of my doctors and therapies for rehabilitation skyrocketed. They are now #215k 💰😱|| 💎Been in a hotel for 50 days we are getting me into a home equipped for my needs but that has taken time and the ability to have an #ADAHouse *
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Please donate $10, $25, $50, & $100 to help me here at home in 💵 support. #AnythingHelps I need your 🙏 prayers most of all. Social Security Disbility takes time to approve and so there is no income even though I applied in March. God is the only one that I put my trust in while in this season. I am fighting for life. Satan wants death || The enemy has been defeated and my hope is in Jesus and so thankful for my caregivers
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NOW || There are 2 ways to give || @youcaring
Or if you are more comfortable || @paypal 🔹
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⬇️Please Share the link in my bio ⬇️
https://www.youcaring.com/karlbowdle-787636

When you give to YouCaring please
Hashtag #SignedWithLove if you post.
🔹
PayPal :: bowdlek@yahoo.com
This money for direct accessibility would need to go to PayPal || bowdlek@yahoo.com (as friends and family gift)
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#YourPrayersMeanTheWorld #youcaring #crowdfunding #showyourscar #notgivingup #support #treatment #need #hope #peace #mayoclinic #paralysis #neurology #seizures #brainhealth #thankyou #linkisinmybio #helpkarlatmayoandathome #share #fndhope #dystharia #dysphonia #dysphagia #dystonia #oxygen

It has been long long road Diagnosed at @mayoclinic @rochester_mn with FND || Acronym for Functional Neurological Disorder of 3 types || 🙁 🚨Movement || Speech || Sensory. 🚨
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I have a paralyzed left foot and I have hands that clench with dystonia. I have problems with speech and difficulty with cognitive tasks so even typing this is very hard for me to speak what I need to. I have had over 140 seizures since 6/01/17 to now. I now have to have over 72 hours of care and seizure watch as well as help with dressing, eating and other #ADL I now have continuous oxygen to keep my 02 sat up and also have suction machine in case of an event to prevent aspiration as well as Ativan🚑🚑🚑
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As you can imagine the cost of my doctors and therapies for rehabilitation skyrocketed. They are now #215k 💰😱|| 💎Been in a hotel for 50 days we are getting me into a home equipped for my needs but that has taken time and the ability to have an #ADAHouse *
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Please donate $10, $25, $50, & $100 to help me here at home in 💵 support. #AnythingHelps I need your 🙏 prayers most of all. Social Security Disbility takes time to approve and so there is no income even though I applied in March. God is the only one that I put my trust in while in this season. I am fighting for life. Satan wants death || The enemy has been defeated and my hope is in Jesus and so thankful for my caregivers
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🔹
NOW || There are 2 ways to give || @youcaring
Or if you are more comfortable || @paypal 🔹
🔹
⬇️Please Share the link in my bio ⬇️
https://www.youcaring.com/karlbowdle-787636

When you give to YouCaring please
Hashtag #SignedWithLove if you post.
🔹
PayPal :: bowdlek@yahoo.com
This money for direct accessibility would need to go to PayPal || bowdlek@yahoo.com (as friends and family gift)
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#YourPrayersMeanTheWorld #youcaring #crowdfunding #showyourscar #notgivingup #support #treatment #need #hope #peace #mayoclinic #paralysis #neurology #seizures #brainhealth #thankyou #linkisinmybio #helpkarlatmayoandathome #share #fndhope #dystharia #dysphonia #dysphagia #dystonia #oxygen

@mayoclinic 🚨Update 🚨#birthdaypresent 🎂 #31years || It's my birthday and I didn't expect to be right here at this moment. Age 31 is here and my day will be spent at Mayo doing administrative things in final preparing for my appointment now two days away. My strength in my body is waning. My legs and arms have become very sensitive and painful and it's hard to even make a fist type or grab things. This goes without saying that none of this is easy. 😔😔😔
I will not lose heart ❤️ or hope 😌and I will not give up I will keep fighting and trusting Jesus ✝️ will heal and He is faithful In every season no matter what storms ⛈ may come.
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In leu of any Birthday gifts you want to give me || Please donate $10, $25, $50, & $100 to help me here at Mayo 👨‍⚕️ in 💵 support. #AnythingHelps
I need your 🙏 prayers most of all.
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There is a lot of apprehension, stress. I have had many more partials and mild seizures since my last update 11 days up here and 9 days of seizures. Painful Peripheral Neuropathy, Disability and seizures. We have already had 2 Ambulance/ ER visits. My birthday present that I want is to be healed. I love all of you. Please choose which way best is for you. YouCaring || GoFundMe || PayPal
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NOW || There are 2 ways to give || @youcaring
Or if you are more comfortable || @paypal
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🔹
⬇️Please Share the link in my bio ⬇️
https://www.youcaring.com/karlbowdle-787636

When you give to YouCaring please
Hashtag #SignedWithLove if you post.
🔹
PayPal :: bowdlek@yahoo.com
This money for direct accessibility would need to go to PayPal || bowdlek@yahoo.com (as friends and family gift)
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THE TOTAL COST OF THIS TRIP IS unknown

#YourPrayersMeanTheWorld #youcaring #crowdfunding #showyourscar #notgivingup #support #treatment #need #hope #peace #mayoclinic #neurology #seizures #brainhealth #birthdaypresent #ThankYouToAllSupporters #sharethiseverywhere #linkisinmybio #helpkarlatmayo #share

@mayoclinic 🚨Update 🚨#birthdaypresent 🎂 #31years || It's my birthday and I didn't expect to be right here at this moment. Age 31 is here and my day will be spent at Mayo doing administrative things in final preparing for my appointment now two days away. My strength in my body is waning. My legs and arms have become very sensitive and painful and it's hard to even make a fist type or grab things. This goes without saying that none of this is easy. 😔😔😔
I will not lose heart ❤️ or hope 😌and I will not give up I will keep fighting and trusting Jesus ✝️ will heal and He is faithful In every season no matter what storms ⛈ may come.
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In leu of any Birthday gifts you want to give me || Please donate $10, $25, $50, & $100 to help me here at Mayo 👨‍⚕️ in 💵 support. #AnythingHelps
I need your 🙏 prayers most of all.
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There is a lot of apprehension, stress. I have had many more partials and mild seizures since my last update 11 days up here and 9 days of seizures. Painful Peripheral Neuropathy, Disability and seizures. We have already had 2 Ambulance/ ER visits. My birthday present that I want is to be healed. I love all of you. Please choose which way best is for you. YouCaring || GoFundMe || PayPal
🔹
NOW || There are 2 ways to give || @youcaring
Or if you are more comfortable || @paypal
🔹
🔹
⬇️Please Share the link in my bio ⬇️
https://www.youcaring.com/karlbowdle-787636

When you give to YouCaring please
Hashtag #SignedWithLove if you post.
🔹
PayPal :: bowdlek@yahoo.com
This money for direct accessibility would need to go to PayPal || bowdlek@yahoo.com (as friends and family gift)
----------------------------------------------
THE TOTAL COST OF THIS TRIP IS unknown

#YourPrayersMeanTheWorld #youcaring #crowdfunding #showyourscar #notgivingup #support #treatment #need #hope #peace #mayoclinic #neurology #seizures #brainhealth #birthdaypresent #ThankYouToAllSupporters #sharethiseverywhere #linkisinmybio #helpkarlatmayo #share

It's a little late but here's a visual for the @youcaring #ShowYourScar fundraising opportunity.
My fundraiser is for the cost of treating CTEPH, right ventricular failure (a result of clots on my lungs) as well as other issues behind and caused by clots in my arms and legs. What happens with me is very much internal, so my only real physical scars are from caths in my groin and no-one wants a photo of that! (they do exist though!) BUT I do also have Post Thrombotic Syndrome in my leg which led to lymphedema, and you can see that.So here it is. My #lymphieleg or 'scar' which shows that with Christ I've overcome and that he's still overcoming.

On the plus side, it distracts from the cellulite 😉🤣

It has been a long way to get here but I am finally at @mayoclinic Rochester, MN. This is the number one neuro center in the nation. There is so much hope here even in the midst of so much pain. Airplanes are not designed for someone in my condition. I have had so many transfers in and out of the wheelchair. Totaling right now about 20. This of course creates great nerve pain. Right now I am lying slightly off my left leg on my right with my right underneath supporting my left leg with tons pillows to support me exactly so that the nerve pain is diminished. This lasts for a little while and then I must transfer to a different position. I updated a lot on fb tonight and last night.
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My dad and I are just so overwhelmed to have gotten here and I can't thank everyone enough for sharing and giving. Final update from a couple of hours ago. My Champion who has fought for me hear at Mayo over the last 2-3 months has finally explained to me that the first neurologist was not able to take my case. Now he will step out of the contact picture and a Neurosurgeon named Dr. Daniels will contact me directly with the new neurologist he has chosen just for me. I put in my entrance fee tomorrow and talk to Social Services tomorrow to see what they can do regarding there hero fund. Near about 100,000 is the estimates cost of my stay here at Mayo.
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My speech problems have increased greatly Almost 16 hours of today till last night. I have bits and pieces where I am able to talk normally but the majority have been very demoralizing. There have been amazing things happen here already. Despite how airplanes are built, Delta Disbility Services was hands down the best flying experience under these extreme conditions and specifically when we got to Rochester.*
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YourPrayersMeanTheWorld #youcaring #crowdfunding #showyourscar #notgivingup #gofundme #support #treatment #need #hope #peace #mayoclinic #neurology #seizures #brainhealth #ThankYouToAllSupporters #sharethiseverywhere #linkisinmybio #helpkarlatmayo

It has been a long way to get here but I am finally at @mayoclinic Rochester, MN. This is the number one neuro center in the nation. There is so much hope here even in the midst of so much pain. Airplanes are not designed for someone in my condition. I have had so many transfers in and out of the wheelchair. Totaling right now about 20. This of course creates great nerve pain. Right now I am lying slightly off my left leg on my right with my right underneath supporting my left leg with tons pillows to support me exactly so that the nerve pain is diminished. This lasts for a little while and then I must transfer to a different position. I updated a lot on fb tonight and last night.
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My dad and I are just so overwhelmed to have gotten here and I can't thank everyone enough for sharing and giving. Final update from a couple of hours ago. My Champion who has fought for me hear at Mayo over the last 2-3 months has finally explained to me that the first neurologist was not able to take my case. Now he will step out of the contact picture and a Neurosurgeon named Dr. Daniels will contact me directly with the new neurologist he has chosen just for me. I put in my entrance fee tomorrow and talk to Social Services tomorrow to see what they can do regarding there hero fund. Near about 100,000 is the estimates cost of my stay here at Mayo.
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My speech problems have increased greatly Almost 16 hours of today till last night. I have bits and pieces where I am able to talk normally but the majority have been very demoralizing. There have been amazing things happen here already. Despite how airplanes are built, Delta Disbility Services was hands down the best flying experience under these extreme conditions and specifically when we got to Rochester. YourPrayersMeanTheWorld #youcaring #crowdfunding #showyourscar #notgivingup #gofundme #support #treatment #need #hope #peace #mayoclinic #neurology #seizures #brainhealth #ThankYouToAllSupporters #sharethiseverywhere #linkisinmybio #helpkarlatmayo

I am SOOO EXCITED to FINALLY announce this great news... @youcaring just announced me as the recipient of $500 towards my choice of fundraiser for the #ShowYourScar campaign on instagram! ❤😍
My $500 donation is going towards @fifiandmo, because this little girl is making mountains move!
Thank you, @youcaring this is a great blessing!
To make more donations go to https://www.youcaring.com/finley-582947
#ShowYourScar #youcaring #cpwarrior #movinmountains

After courageously sharing her story, we're excited to announce @meelsbeels as our #ShowYourScar recipient. She described her scar as a symbol for life after she proactively removed her colon and told cancer to "get lost"! Thank you to everyone who shared their story with us ❤️ You have empowered others to find strength in adversity. #Repost @meelsbeels (@get_repost)
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Because I think my scar is kick ass and I support @fifiandmo cause! @youcaring *At 20 years old I lost my mom to colon cancer.
*that same year, 1 month after her death, I was diagnosed with Lynch Syndrome.
*At 21, Drs and I chose to remove 80% of my colon plus my left ovary.

Here I am, at 28 years old with this AMAZING scar. A scar that reminds me on the daily, that I am BLESSED not unlucky.
This scar represents life. I have this scar because I chose to be pro active. I had the opportunity to remove my colon to lessen my chances of cancer and I took it.
I took my 80% chance of getting cancer and flipped it to 80% chance of living longer. I am proud of my zipper scar, its a part of me, of who I am. And who am I?
Im Emilia Ospina, the girl that told cancer to get lost! It wont take over me!
#ShowYourScar #youcaring #lynchsyndromecarrier #proudofmyscar #scarstoyourbeautiful

Scars make us stronger. Scars are symbols of strength through getting past pain and suffering. I am not my illness and my illness isn't me. #showyourscar @youcaring

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