if you’ve ever had a loved one sick and disabled, you know how emotionally tough it can be. you also know how financially frustrating it can be as well. Laura Garwood has been such a great friend to me for years, which is why i am doing this for her, but she has also been your classmate, your babysitter, your cheerleader, your dental assistant, your familiar face around town and most importantly, your friend. she has loved and embraced every person she comes into contact with, simply because she is an amazing person with a beautiful soul. at the start of this year, Laura encountered an illnesses that she thought was the flu, however, a couple of weeks ago, Laura's condition drastically changed. she has had an extremely elevated heart rate, double pneumonia, an infection in her spleen and pancreas. she started becoming numb in her hands, feet and face. since admitted into the hospital, the doctors diagnosed her with a rare disorder known as guillain-barre syndrome, an autoimmune disorder in which the body begins attacking its own nerve cells. Laura is currently on a ventilator to help her through her recovery process. medication is being administered and we are praying that she will start getting better very soon. with that being said, it is still unknown as to when Laura will be able to leave the hospital. we all know that Laura is incredibly strong and that through her tough attitude she will get through this like the champion we all know and love. Laura will obviously be out of work for quite some time, so please help me in raising funds to pay the rent and pay the bills for this incredibly strong woman as she battles her way back to strength and independence over the next few months. as a neighbor, as a classmate, as a friend or as a loved one, please donate whatever you can. it would mean the world to me, as a friend simply trying to help out any way i can, and it would mean the world to her and her family. from the bottom of my heart, thank you for your support, your donations and your love. on behalf of myself and all of laura's friends & family, we are deeply appreciative.