Caitlin Williams Health Care Fund

$13,485 of $10,000 goal

Raised by 242 people in 25 months
On Friday May 19th Caitlin Williams began experiencing breathing difficulty, severe chest and back pain and loss of motor skills.  She has been diagnoised with Guillian Barre Syndrome (GBS), a rare, mysterious immune system disorder.  We are grateful she was diagnoised quickly, which should aid in controlling further progression. She has lost some of the use of her voluntary movement in her arms and legs and some motor skills.  Thankfully, she is beginning to respond to treatment. The family has private insurance, however the deductibles are very high and Caitlin will need 24/7 care and long term rehabilitation.  Thank you for all the thoughts, prayers, calls.  Any support will be much appreciated!
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From Ron

Caitlin had her first neurological follow up since leaving the hospital. Her Neurologist, Dr. Levy, was happy with her progress. A major part of recovery from GBS is the regrowth of the Myelin covering on the nerves. Without it, the signals from the brain do not reach their destination, similar to wiring with the plastic coating stripped off. Medical research still has not discovered a way to improve or increase the speed at which myelin regrows, or determined what triggers or causes this type of attack by the immune system. The international symbol for GBS is the turtle, because recovery is simply a matter of rest...slow and steady. We are hopeful that estimates that she will make a full recovery by March/April of next year are accurate. Ricci Taylor and I appreciate your continued prayer and positive thoughts and are very grateful for the amazing support she has received from family, friends and the community. Cards can be sent to Caitlin Williams 3265 Polish Line Rd. Cheboygan MI 49721.
Caitlin and her Neurologist Dr Levy
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From Ron...

We are overjoyed to announce that after 27 days Caitlin was cleared for discharge at 12:29! She will begin intensive outpatient physical therapy on Monday. She still has a long difficult road ahead, 6 months to a year of healing, but she is very happy to be headed home. We are happy so many folks want to visit but PLEASE don't just stop by, contact Ricci to schedule a time as she needs to heal and has a busy PT and doctors appt. schedule, her immune system is also very weak. Caitlin has a special keyboard that allows her to text with her phone and use social media so message her if you like. Caitlin, Taylor, Ricci and I are so grateful to our family, friends and the community for the overwhelming love and support. Please continue to keep her in your thoughts and prayers. Thank you!
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From Ron...

Day 25 in the hospital. Caitlin is making excellent progress. She is able to walk on her own short distances, which the doctors say is remarkable this soon after the initial attack. Still very little feeling in her mid section and her hands are still giving her some trouble. However we're told this is fairly normal for this stage. Blood pressure still a concern but seems to be getting better every day. Ricci and I ask for your continued prayer and are very grateful for the overwhelming love and support we have received.
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Caitlin finally got to go out and get some sun! Every day she is getting a little stronger. Caitlin, Ricci, Taylor, and Ron continue to be overwhelmed with love and support from family, friends and the community. Thank you all. Caitlin has a giant pink heart in her window so if you're driving by the hospital give us a honk! Please continue to keep her in your thoughts and prayers.
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Lisa Mathews Caudle
25 months ago
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Keep up the good progress Thinking of you and your family and keeping you in my prayers. Lisa, RN ICU

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Joyce Boutin Cheney
25 months ago
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Caitlin prayers for speedy healing!!! Love, Joyce & Fritz

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Tracy Longman
25 months ago
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This is a very common adverse reaction to a lot of vaccines, if she has had one in the past couple of months, please detox her from heavy metals and inform the doctor. Here's a link to all vaccine manufactures inserts. I pray she has a full healing..... http://www.immunize.org/fda/

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Jacqueline Harman
25 months ago
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Get better babygirl!! You can get through this!! So many people care about you and will stand by you through this!! Praying for you!! ♡♡♡

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Quinn Virginia Newcomer
25 months ago
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So many prayers to you and you family! I will share!

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Pat Boutin
24 months ago

Welcome home Caitlin. Hope you get well soon. Love you, Aunt Pat

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Norma Oxley
24 months ago

We are so very happy that Caitlin is making progress. Be assured, Ricci, Ron, and all of your family, that there are LOTS of prayers being uttered daily to our heavenly Father, asking for Caitlin's healing. With God nothing is impossible. Jesus cares for her. Norma & Carl (Ben)

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Brenda Halliday
25 months ago

Caitlin, we are all right there along side of you as you take your baby steps. One step at a time, literally. Love you kid.

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Jennie Spohn
17 months ago

We love you guys! Praying for your continued recovery!

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Leo & Kay Forster
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Suzie Bausman
23 months ago
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Trina Borenstein
24 months ago
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Continued rapid recovery!

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Leo & Kay Forster
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24 months ago
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Brenda Dunham
24 months ago
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Much love. Andy, Brenda, Grayson and Tess

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Al & Deb Tomlinson
24 months ago
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Lisa Mathews Caudle
25 months ago
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Keep up the good progress Thinking of you and your family and keeping you in my prayers. Lisa, RN ICU

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Joyce Boutin Cheney
25 months ago
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Caitlin prayers for speedy healing!!! Love, Joyce & Fritz

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Tracy Longman
25 months ago
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This is a very common adverse reaction to a lot of vaccines, if she has had one in the past couple of months, please detox her from heavy metals and inform the doctor. Here's a link to all vaccine manufactures inserts. I pray she has a full healing..... http://www.immunize.org/fda/

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Jacqueline Harman
25 months ago
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Get better babygirl!! You can get through this!! So many people care about you and will stand by you through this!! Praying for you!! ♡♡♡

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Quinn Virginia Newcomer
25 months ago
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So many prayers to you and you family! I will share!

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Pat Boutin
24 months ago

Welcome home Caitlin. Hope you get well soon. Love you, Aunt Pat

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Norma Oxley
24 months ago

We are so very happy that Caitlin is making progress. Be assured, Ricci, Ron, and all of your family, that there are LOTS of prayers being uttered daily to our heavenly Father, asking for Caitlin's healing. With God nothing is impossible. Jesus cares for her. Norma & Carl (Ben)

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Brenda Halliday
25 months ago

Caitlin, we are all right there along side of you as you take your baby steps. One step at a time, literally. Love you kid.

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