As some of you may know, my dear friend Allona Anders was diagnosed with Guillain-Barre Syndrome (GBS) at the end of March. For those that don't know GBS is a rare autoimmune disorder where a persons own immune system attacks their nerves, causing muscle weakness and paralysis. These symptoms can last anywhere from a few weeks, to several years. Most people recover fully, but some have permanent nerve damage.
Unfortunately, Allona had to be hospitalized as the GBS caused her to be paralyzed from the neck down. She has been in the hospital for the past 7 months and was finally able to come home! Allona has her mobility back in most of her body, but still doesn't have feeling below her knees.
With 7 months of medical bills and care continuously needed, we are asking for help from anyone that is willing and able. Anything is appreciated, be it financial aid, or more personal as she needs help getting to and from doctors appointments, or groceries delivered. If you can volunteer your time please feel free to reach out and we can find out how best you can help.
Donations will go directly to medical bills, rent and utility bills, and other associated costs of a lengthy hospital stay.
We thank you for your time and generosity, as we all continue moving forward onto hopefully better days.
- Jeannie Graham
- Brian McWilliams
- Penny Emerson
- Jim Sarratori
- Pamela Swearingen
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