Wabash resident Kristy Fletcher
(left) is helping her sister, Julie Denton, spread the word about mystery illnesses. Denton, of Greenbriar, Ark., has been suffering for at least 15 years with a disease that doctors just determined to be tricothecene mycotoxins. She is now undergoing treatment in Dallas, Texas. Photo provided
By Joseph Slacian
Friends of an Arkansas woman with ties to Wabash County have launched a Go Fund Me page to help her raise money to pay for treatments for her fight against an extremely rare disease.
The woman, Julie Denton of Greenbriar, Ark., is now undergoing treatment in Dallas, Texas, to combat her ailment, which was recently diagnosed as toxic neuropathy due to tricothecene mycotoxins.
Although she has been battling the disease for upwards of 15 years, it wasn’t until April 24 that doctors determined the cause for her problems.
“She has had this illness as long as I can remember, yet gets up every day caring for her three kids and husband even though she is hurting physically,” her sister, Wabash resident Kristy Fletcher said. “I’ve seen her aching so badly she can’t get out of bed and has no strength.”