Deanna, single mom of 3 beautiful children, Air Force Veteran, awesome singer, huge supporter of other Veterans, wounded warrior, and all-around fantastic person, has been diagnosed with Guillain-Barré Syndrome.
This silent killer crept up on her while she was on Facebook Live releasing her Mother’s Day song “The Woman You Made” and by the end of the day, the symptoms had moved up her legs into her diaphragm causing her severe pain, complete paralysis, and in danger of dying due to loss of what we all take for granted, breathing. Deanna was evaced to St. David’s Hospital South and placed in Critical Care. At this point she is fighting paralysis from her hips down.
If you read up on this syndrome the first thing that really sticks out is THERE IS NO KNOWN CURE. The only recovery is by the body fighting it off. And in this case, this syndrome picked the wrong person to mess with because Deanna is a Fighter! She has already fought back from the serious war injury, so I have no doubt that she will be back up on the stage singing her heart out and giving more of herself than ever very soon.
As you can imagine, the loss of income and expenses to have flown her mother out from California to help take care of her children are mounting rapidly!
Friends in the Austin area are currently planning a benefit scheduled for June 24th at The Tavern in Round Rock, Tx to help her mother while she is in town taking over the duties Deanna usually performs. A few bands and musicians are already signed up to support! The benefit will be doing BBQ plates, auctions, and many other events. If you would like to volunteer in anyway, Please contact Bobby Withrow @bobby.withrow on Facebook.
Our hope is to have any and everyone that knows and enjoys Deanna’s music and dedication to our country play a part in this benefit to support her and her family.
Thank you all!
- Dan Navarro
- Blake Holman
- Jack Bodolosky
- Destinee Ware
Organizer and beneficiary