Most of you know Marly as a calm, loyal, generous friend who always puts everyone others ahead of herself. She is a talented teacher, a wonderful wife and mindful mother to 3 young children. Marly has been an inspiration for all of us.
Let's now show her that we are here, as she has been there for us all these years.
Unexpectedly last week, her oldest son Kaden was diagnosed with Guillain-Barré Syndrome. This is a rare disorder (1 in 100,000 people) in which the body's immune system attacks part of the peripheral nervous system. The first symptoms of this disorder include varying degrees of weakness or tingling sensations in the legs. As a result, Kaden has lost most of his muscle function and he is unable to move his legs, arms, neck, and cannot sit up. His respiratory muscles have been seriously affected and he is currently being assisted so that he can breathe. He is also fighting pneumonia. He is in the ICU of the Dalian Children's Hospital, but in a few days time, he will be airlifted via helicopter to Beijing’s Children's Hospital. It is estimated that he may be under treatment and rehabilitation in Beijing for 6 months. Sadly, this once active little guy will have to re-learn everything from walking to holding a spoon. It is a heart breaking prospect.
Any funds raised will help allay some of the expensive medical bills, the loss of wages for the family, the living costs for Nono for the next 6 months in Beijing and the travel costs for Marly to visit Kaden and Nono on the weekends.
For the next few months, Kaden will be healing. Him and his family will need all of the love and support possible to heal comfortably, as well as any financial support that can be provided. No amount is too small and every little bit will help. I personally assure you that, Kaden and his family deserve every penny, every hug, every thought, and every prayer we can send them.
Let’s come together and see if we can help relieve some of the heavy financial burden currently being shouldered by this beautiful family.
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