Miracles For Jolee

Jolee, our lovely daughter was recently diagnosed with a rare condition called Chiari Malformation. Basically her brain is being pushed into her spinal column putting pressure on her spinal cord and brainstem which is reducing the flow of spinal fluid. When she bends over, laughes too hard, coughs too hard, does anything strenuous it results in intense pain that causes her head to feel as if it's going to expload (labeled exploding headaches!). Along with this she experiences daily headaches, her hands and feet go numb, has neck and shoulder pain, virtego, face pain among other things. She's a wife and young mother of two small children. It's been very hard to do daily tasks and care for her little ones. This condtion has greatly impacted their family in so many ways. It's been difficult  to see her suffer, especially as she mothers her children. She's not able to laugh and play with her kids like she wants to. Motherhood has been her highest calling and joy. Unfortunately, there is no cure and the only thing that will possibly help is brain surgery. Hopefully the surgery will slow the progression of symptoms and alleviate all the pressure in her head. The doctors will be removing part of her skull and putting in a small titanium plate, removing part of her C1 vertebra and opening up the dura (protective case around spinal cord) and putting in a patch.
The surgery is scheduled for October 16, 2017.
Jolee is asking for prayer to be complety healed by God. If however she does need to go through with the surgery, her prayer is for the strength and provision to be able to get through this as the intial recovery will take at least 3-4 months with a full recovery a year out.
Jolee says this is definately a faith building exercise!
Their finances are already really strained and with the surgery even more so. She will  not be able to work until after recovery. Noell, her husband will have to take unpaid time off from work to help care for her and the kiddos. The grandparent, aunt and uncle brigade will be in full force. However it will not be enough and they really need help. The money will go mainly towards the medical bills  as well as the monthly bills, groceries and diapers. 
They will also be needing meals . We'll be setting up a meal train soon.

We thank you for taking the time to read our story.
We thank you for your support.
We thank you for your prayers!

God has a way through this! 


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Organizer and beneficiary

Rae Shuford 
Parker, CO
Jolee Schmidt 
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