On the morning of May 24th, 2018, he woke up with pain and weakness in his legs. Within 24 hours, he was unable to walk. The weakness continued to spread until he could not move on his own, and in just over 48 hours from his first symptoms, he required a ventilator to breathe. Jared's immune system had attacked his nervous system, weakening him and temporarily partially paralyzing him. The doctors believe this to be Guillain–Barré syndrome, a rare autoimmune disorder that afflicts about one person in 100,000.
Jared has begun to improve and is no longer in immediate danger. As of today, June 6th, he has been breathing on his own for the past two days and is able to move his upper body and arms. There are hopes he will be able to be transferred out of the Intensive Care Unit today. However, there is a long way to go.
Jared has already been in ICU for nearly two weeks. He is looking at further time in the hospital, as well as several weeks in a rehabilitation center. Jared is a college student, is uninsured, and in his current condition, unable to work. Parry and Jill, Jared's parents, are doing what they can, but their only income comes from the sports card and comic book collectibles store they have run in Clearwater for over twenty-five years.
We are asking any family, friends, customers of Wonder Water Sports Collectables, and caring humans, in general, to donate what dollars they can to help Jared get, literally, back on his feet. We are grateful for any help you can give.
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