Support the Elmore Family

$11,025 of $25,000 goal

Raised by 87 people in 33 months
Chelsea Charpia
on behalf of Cynthia Elmore
 ROANOKE, VA
We are asking for prayers and financial support for the Elmore family. Joe and Cindy Elmore's son, Joel Elmore, was recently diagnosed with the rare Guillain-Barre Syndrome. This diagnosis was found after Joel went to the ER with a case of mono and pneumonia. Joel was placed on a ventilator to help with his breathing and shortly after lost all ability to move his arms and legs. After many tests, doctors believe Guillain-Barre is the proper diagnosis. Guillain-Barre is an autoimmune disease where the immune system attacks the nerves and can lead to temporary paralysis. 

For more information, please visit: 
http://www.ninds.nih.gov/disorders/gbs/detail_gbs.htm

This has left Joe and Cindy miles from their home in Roanoke, VA to be with their son in Chattanooga, TN.  Any donation is greatly appreciated so they can focus on caring for their son during this time.
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Thank you all so much for your continued prayers and support for Joel and the Elmore family. As of today, Joel is off of the ventilator which is a huge praise! He is starting to be able to swallow, and he can move his ring fingers up and back down. We are hopeful that the days ahead will bring even more improvement.

Please continue to keep Joel and his family in your prayers, that his body will heal and that he will be able to walk again.

The Elmore family is so appreciative of the support and prayers they have received.
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An update per Joel's sister, Annamarie: "Today Joel had his second round of what will be 7 rounds of plasma treatment. When his mom and aunt opened his eyelids, he could move his eyes which is major progress."

Thank you all so much for your support so far. Please continue to pray for Joel's recovery and for the Elmore family.
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$11,025 of $25,000 goal

Raised by 87 people in 33 months
Created March 21, 2016
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$100
Anonymous
26 months ago
MP
$250
Mark & Karan Petersen
33 months ago

Keep fighting , we love you.

$150
Anonymous
33 months ago
$60
Journey Amos
33 months ago

Praying for you guys! I'm glad to hear that he is improving :)

KP
$200
Kevin and Joy Phillips
33 months ago

We love you guys! Praying for all of you.

MW
$25
melody white
33 months ago

My thoughts and prayers are with Joel and his family.

JH
$100
Jon & Donna Hatfield
33 months ago

Our prayers are with you.

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