The hemorrhage, stroke, and consequential seizures have greatly hindered Ellie's cognitive ability. Three years removed from the aneurysm, Ellie hasn't yet learned how to talk or communicate, to turn over and crawl, and, of course, eat. Developmentally, she hasn't been able to surpass a typical child's 6 month benchmarks, despite multiple, weekly therapy sessions and full-time nurse care. It's possible, given the continuance of her seizures and the severity of her cerebral damage, that she may never progress beyond where she is right now.
Despite all of this, Ellie has a generally happy disposition. Frequently, when she hears her sister's, Mom's, or Dad's voice, she smiles and often laughs. She loves to cuddle and be held, and she'll chew on and play with anything she can get her right hand on. She's seemingly unaware of all she's been through, and is simply happy to be alive. Ellie is the bravest person we know, and we love her so much.
The money given here will help pay for insurance premiums, and co-pays on surgeries, anti-seizure medication, orthopedic equipment, ambulance rides, ER stays, and ICU admittances. These expenses are ongoing.
If you can help, it is very appreciated. If you want to learn more about Ellie, feel free to join her facebook group, Praying for Ellie. If you want to see some videos of Ellie, you can view them at her youtube playlist.
We're so thankful for everyone (friends, family, doctors, nurses, therapists) who have helped Ellie (and us) survive. Ellie is an amazing little girl, and we're so grateful to have her in our lives.
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