The 53-year-old Shabaqua resident has Multiple Sclerosis and is leaving for India on April 1
The trip to India will be expensive. They estimate the total cost to be $35,000. Both Burstrom and his sister have used their savings to put towards the journey, but they still need help covering the rest of the costs.
I cannot read an article like as anything but a failure on our part to get the word out. This man is travelling to India from Canada and spending $35,000. This cannot possibly be a choice he made with all information in hand. The procedure is available in the US for anywhere between $8,000 and $10,000.
Does there happen to be anyone here at TiMS who is from Shabaqua? Who could contact the Berringers or Mr. Burstrom? Just to let him know about the options in the US, and the price! There are no long waiting lists these days. At many places in the US, you can get treated in a matter of days, not weeks. He could get treated two or three times over for the price he is paying, including travelling costs.