Like the disease that will take my sister n law's life I will get straight to the point. at the age of 47, my sister n law Gilma Cordon was diagnosed in April of 2013 with Creutzfeldt Jakob disease a degenerative neurological disorder (brain disease) that is incurable and invariably fatal. This type of disease is very rare as it affects 1 in 1 million people worldwide a year. As mentioned there is absolutely no cure to this disease and absolutely no treatment as the majority of hospitals are not even equipped to research or perform a biopsy of the illness because of its high risk of infection to the performing surgeons. According to her doctor and research I have done 85% of affected persons die of CJD related complications within weeks or months after the first symptoms appear. My sister n law was a healthy and active employed 47 year old and her state of deterioration in the last 5 months including prior to the diagnosis have been jaw dropping fast. In her current state she can barely speak, is no longer able to walk, does not have control of her bodily functions, any new memory retention after her diagnosis is non existing and she has lost all balance and coordination of her body. The funds raised will go to cover her funeral and some medical expenses that have been recurred my brother through this difficult period of his life. Our family is devastated and at the same time grateful that we have the opportunity to prepare ourselves to say farewell until she enters the Kingdom of Heaven. She will be leaving behind her husband Mynor Cordon, daughter Stephanie Cordon, Step-Daughter Melissa Cordon and a tight knit family here in the United States as well as in her country of birth, Guatemala.
a link has been provided to learn more about the disease, please take time to read it to learn more about her illness.
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