I've kept some stuff, but instead of slides I sealed them in clear packing tape. They're not as orderly as they should be... I didn't individually mark them, but tried putting them in envelopes by the month. The camera automatically dates any photo files... I was mostly too sick to care... Those little jewelry zips sound like a good idea.
Tampa is in my neck of the woods, and that's a kind offer, but those busy docs would likely see only "artifacts"... Unless they're looking for research stuff like that. I really feel for the lady losing her son, it must be twice as heartbreaking to bury your children.
While they do have their place, Antibiotics kinda scare me now, I was on a permanent Z-pack for a year and a half. After that is when the fungal issues took over.