Atlantic City, New Jersey
Hello, my name is Julian Young and I am a 31 year old vaccine injured aspirant to the priesthood for the Catholic Church. Thank you for visiting my LifeFunder page and I hope you will take the time read my story and consider supporting my journey to health and priesthood. God bless!
Start Date: June 17, 2023
Hello my name is Julian Young – I am a 31 year old aspirant to the priesthood for the Catholic Church. I was a seminarian in the northeast of the U.S., however, I am in great need of help after a COVID vaccine injury severely damaged my health, forcing me to put my vocation on hold and leave the seminary.
It was 2020 when I began my studies and, of course, at this time there was still widespread fear about COVID-19. The “vaccines” were getting ready to be rolled out and there was a lot of disagreement about whether or not the shots were safe. By the end of my spring semester 2021, like so many others, I unfortunately allowed fear to dictate my decision and decided to do the "safe" thing for my family and get the jab. The ill effects of this poor decision weren't immediate, so at first it did not occur to me that there was any correlation, but over the course of the next several months I began to experience inflammation in my lower body which particularly was causing pain in my back and making it hard to sit. I figured that I just needed to go to the chiropractor, which helped a little, but the inflammation persisted.
By winter time I again made the unfortunate decision to get "boosted" and that is when things really took a turn for the worse. Around that same time, I had injured my foot by carelessly running down some steps and again I began to experience inflammation around the site of the injury. To my bafflement, soon after I began experiencing a mirror phenomenon of pain and inflammation in my other foot as well, although I had done nothing to injure it. I figured that I just needed to see a doctor and that my feet would heal soon, so I went to a podiatrist who put me in a boot for six weeks and told me I would get better, but he could not explain why my other foot was experiencing the same pattern of pain. By the end of the six weeks, not only was I not better, but the pain in both of my feet had elevated to an extreme burning and tingling.
At this time I was still in the middle of my spring semester of 2022, and although I managed to finish the semester, it was very difficult to get around and focus on my studies in the midst of trying to figure out what was going on with my health. By the summer of the same year, things had continued to get worse and the inflammation and burning spread up my body, causing me to be relegated to a wheelchair. I didn't have much success during the summer with doctors so eventually I was forced to take a medical leave from my studies. It wasn't until some friends pointed out to me the timing between my getting "vaccinated" and the decline of my health that I began to realize the likely connection.
It has been a year now since I first took my medical leave, and at this point I have had to surrender my status as a seminarian altogether on an indefinite basis. During the course of the past year, it was found that I have mercury toxicity, which of course is a rare thing to have but not surprisingly mercury has since been demonstrated to be in the COVID jabs along with other toxic heavy metals.
I was also diagnosed with complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS), a rare autoimmune disease rooted in dysfunction of the autonomic nervous system, which usually begins with a minor trauma (in my case the foot injury) to which the nervous system, being in a compromised state, has an over-reactive response, causing the trauma to exacerbate into a full blown inflammatory disease and in many cases spreading to the entire body, which by this point has already happened to me. People with CRPS describe it as feeling like they are being burned alive, and I attest that this has unfortunately been my experience, especially during really bad flare-ups. Additionally, although I am still being tested, one of my doctors strongly believes that I have postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome (POTS) another debilitating autoimmune disease rooted in autonomic nervous system dysfunction and affecting ones heart and blood pressure. Not surprisingly, NBC News recently did a story on the spike of people being diagnosed with POTS after getting COVID (https://youtu.be/WbBB04_EC1E) I have never had COVID but I wouldn't put it past the jabs to have the same effect.
I have been to the ER so many times in the past year that I have lost count, and I have seen so many specialists, yet my life still consists of sitting in my house day after day in crippling pain praying that our Lord would restore me so that I can return to my studies and become His priest. Although I know God can bring good out of my suffering, it has become a very heavy burden to myself and my family. I have tried a lot of the detox protocols put out by those doctors and researchers trying to help vaccine injured people, and although I have seen some improvements, still my development has not been linear as other aspects of my health have continued to decline, still leaving me with a daily struggle to survive.
It is for this reason that I am seeking the help of the community so that I may receive the proper treatment in order to regain my health and resume my vocation. To this end I reached out to LifeSite for help in raising awareness of my story and was happy when they agreed to help me promote a LifeFunder for my cause as well – it was truly an answer to prayer.
For both of the autoimmune conditions that I suffer with, the allopathic medicine world says there is no cure. Removing the mercury from my body is a step in that direction, however my doctor says it is no guarantee that my autonomic nervous system would return to normal function afterwards - my body would still have to be “reset” somehow.
There is a clinic in Arkansas by the name of The Spero Clinic. At this clinic, Dr. Katinka van der Merwe and her team use a Neurologic Recovery Program to help patients who are suffering from severe chronic pain like CRPS. They focus on Neurologic Rehabilitation and restoring balance to the Autonomic Nervous System, and consequently their treatment is effective for other chronic conditions rooted in the same type of neurological dysfunction, such as POTS. Dr. Katinka’s world leading 12 Week Neurologic Rehabilitation program helps treat hopeless cases worldwide and as of 2021 they have an 84% remission rate, whereas traditional allopathic medicine offers nothing more than pain management and physical therapy for CRPS, which alone are often ineffective, leaving people to suffer with it for the rest of their lives.
Unfortunately, insurance companies choose not to cover the treatments at Spero because they do not fall in line with traditional allopathic modalities. For this reason, many people seeking treatment with my condition at this clinic have had to fundraise, which is what I am seeking to do.
The average cost of treatment at Spero ranges from $32,000 to $41,000 depending on the severity of one’s condition. It is my hope to raise at least $60,000 to $70,000, which would cover the cost of treatment, travel, lodging, and food for myself and another person who will accompany me to assist in getting to my appointments.
The Spero Clinic has its own website and YouTube channel with many success stories posted on it. They may be found at: https://www.thesperoclinic.com.
Thank you for taking the time to read my story. I hope you will prayerfully consider lending your support so that I may continue my journey to priesthood.
May God bless you.
In Christ through Mary,