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Helping Out Our Dear Friend & Colleague
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Dateline: Georgetown, DC
Thursday, March 28, 2024


Earlier this month, our former fashion editor Lauretta McCoy told us some devastating news. She was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis, and will consequently need stem cell therapy to help fight the disease. She has set up a GoFundMe to help with these expenses, which are quite costly and typically not covered by routine health insurance. Lauretta’s doctor recommended that she would need a minimum of three valves of stem cells, priced at $5,000-$8,000 per valve. She hopes to raise $25,000 by the end of April to get back to living her life fully.

Below, you will find a note from Lauretta. We also included just a few of the beautiful, breathtaking editorials and covers she’s put together for The Georgetowner through the years. Please consider donating today as Women’s History Month comes to a close—any bit helps!

Donate to Lauretta’s GoFundMe here.

Dear Friends, Family, and Kind Supporters,

 My name is Lauretta McCoy, for those who may not know me or what I do. I’m a makeup artist, a former fashion editor for The Georgetowner, a painter, an uplifter and a friend.

I am reaching out to you with a heart beaming with promise and hope about the discoveries and challenges I’ve been facing since my diagnosis with Multiple Sclerosis (MS).

My journey for relief and good health has been an unexpected and daunting one, filled with uncertainties and adjustments that I never imagined I would have to face. MS has impacted my ability to work and pursue my passions as an artist.

I love what I do deeply—the ability to express myself through art, to create beauty, and to connect with others through my work. That’s why my handle on Instagram and Facebook is “Beauty Comes to Earth”. It’s what fuels my spirit and gives me purpose, even in the face of adversity.

However, the symptoms I experience on a daily basis have impaired my ability to keep up with my craft. It has also made it challenging to maintain a steady income and take care of the expenses associated with managing this condition.

The truth is, the financial burden of medical treatments, therapies, and everyday living expenses have become overwhelming. While I continue to uphold my eternal optimistic attitude through the physical and emotional toll of MS, I find myself at a crossroads, having to rethink my way of living in order to adapt to these new challenges.

There is a light at the end of the tunnel! There is no cure for MS, but I believe there is. Many former patients diagnosed with MS have experienced a complete and total recovery to optimal health through the treatment of stem cell therapy as well as other alternative practices.

My family practitioner, who has been my doctor for over 20 years, highly recommends stem cell therapy to her patients who have been diagnosed with MS, and has witnessed great success with it. Stem cell treatments are widely used by doctors all over the country and the world to treat athletes and patients for various health conditions.

As of 2023, stem cell therapies are not typically covered by routine insurance.and can range anywhere between $5,000 and $50,000 dollars. My doctor has recommended that I would need a minimum of three valves at $5,000 to $8,000 a valve.

With your help, my goal is to raise $25,000 by the end of April to begin the treatment and get back to work and resume my healthy lifestyle.

With your help, my goal is possible.

If you’d like more info about this form of therapy, you can do so here and here.

Your support means more to me than words can express. It’s a beacon of hope that shines bright through these dynamic times, reminding me that I’m not alone on this journey called life.

I am confident stem cell therapy will help restore my health and ability to continue pursuing my passion of bringing as much beauty to the Earth as I can in this lifetime.  

Your generosity can help alleviate the financial stress and allow me to focus on my health, my recovery, and getting back to doing what I love most.

Whether it’s through a donation or sharing this campaign with your network, every contribution makes a difference. Thank you in advance for your unwavering support, your kindness, and your belief in me.


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