Eva Huffman

The spirit of Christ has many different ways of touching people’s lives and inspiring others.  I pray that this page will serve as a testimony to Jesus Christ, and to help Eva, Jason, Dawn and the entire family. 

Anyone who knows Jason and Dawn considers them family, friends and brothers/sisters in Christ.  Jason, Dawn and the kids are the most humble servants of God you will find, and Jason has been a brother to me since I was old enough to walk.    

The donation bar is set higher than the next 6 months’ worth of treatments, to help defray some of the previous bills.  Please keep Jason, Dawn and the family in your prayers.
 
Psalm 55:22  Cast thy burden upon the Lord, and he shall sustain thee: he shall never suffer the righteous to be moved.

Thanks for your time and consideration,
...Andy Sipe


The following is Eva's Story as told by her family.  

Eva Huffman, currently 4 years old, was diagnosed at 2 years of age with a rare form of epilepsy called intractable myoclonic epilepsy.  Myoclonic seizures are caused by misfiring of her entire brain and are shock-like jerks of a muscle or group of muscles.  This type of epilepsy is very difficult to treat and typically has a poor prognosis.  The medicines/supplements only work for a short period of time before seizures worsen again. 

Eva is a happy, smart, fun-loving child who spends her days playing with toy horses, coloring, singing, and playing with her 3 siblings.  Extra care and caution must be taken during daily activities as her seizures occur, on average, 20 times/day which can cause falls and other accidents. 

At Eva’s first appointment, when the family was given her diagnosis, her former neurologist explained that Eva would begin to lose her speech and motor skills.  From that moment on, Dawn stepped down from her full time position as a speech-language pathologist and began working part time in order to best care for Eva. 

After hundreds of hours of research of Eva’s diagnosis, much time and prayer was given to find the best doctor to treat Eva and to heal her body.  A pediatric nurse contacted Dawn and Jason to tell them about an excellent neurologist in South Carolina.  This truly was an answer to prayer!!!  Dawn and Jason met the neurologist and knew right away that he was the perfect doctor to help Eva. 

Lots of tests were completed which revealed that Eva has several genetic defects, including a mitochondrial disorder, homozygous MTHFR (C677t) genetic mutation, a methylation disorder, and channelopathy.  All of these genetic defects factor into the severity of her seizures.  Even though this news was devastating, Eva’s neurologist comforted the family with words of hope for her future. 

This hope came with the challenges of strict dietary guidelines, supplements, and lifestyle changes.  Upon making these changes, Eva began to improve.  Unfortunately, constant medicine/supplement changes are required, under the care of a physician, due to her progressive type of epilepsy. 

Eva’s doctor doesn’t treat patients with traditional/conventional medicines.  His approach focuses on healing the body to help patients become seizure-free.  Other conventional doctors told us that Eva’s prognosis was poor with no hope for her future or her becoming seizure-free.  It was easy for Dawn and Jason to decide, at that point, to choose this doctor to help their daughter. 

Choosing Dr. Corbier, with his optimism and unconventional treatment methods, was an easy choice; however, integrative and functional medicine approaches are not covered by insurance.  This has required tens of thousands of dollars for out of pocket expenses for Dawn and Jason.  Right away, Eva’s parents knew they had to sell what they could to cover the expenses.  Selling their camper allowed for treatment across 6 months.  And….the sacrifice paid off as the results were amazing!! Praise God!!  Eva was improving and was not losing speech and/or motor skills.  Her developmental milestones were right on target!  This was a miracle! 

The last several months, Dawn and Jason have gone through many trials. It began with sickness with Dawn requiring hospitalization and being unable to work for 8 weeks.  Following that, they had a miscarriage at 16 weeks of pregnancy.  Within a few weeks of losing their baby, Dawn lost her mom.  These trials have made caring for Eva a challenge with providing needed medicines/supplements and neurology appointments. 

Out of pocket expenses for doctor appointments and medicines/supplements for 6 months are around $4,000.  Because of the set-backs stated above, Dawn and Jason would greatly appreciate any financial help to continue treatment for Eva.  Your support is greatly appreciated.  Dawn and Jason have seen the results from her treatment, and they hope to continue in this course in order to have the best outcome/prognosis for their precious daughter.  Please also continue to pray for Eva and her family.  Thank you for your love, prayers, and support.

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  • Anonymous 
    • $200 
    • 6 mos
  • Gayle Roberts Kliemann 
    • $25 
    • 8 mos
  • Gina Peloso 
    • $100 
    • 8 mos
  • Lori Steele 
    • $50 
    • 8 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • $25 
    • 8 mos
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Organizer and beneficiary

Drew Sipe 
Organizer
Newton, NC
Jason Huffman 
Beneficiary
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