Beverlee lived a very normal, health life up until she turned 18, just prior to her enrolling in college. She began complaining about being dizzy all the time, was having trouble walking, and feeling tried. Our family physican couldn't figure out what was wrong and had her scheduled for some genetic testing. The results: Beverlee was diagnosed with a rare, degenerative neuro-muscular disorder called Friedreich's Ataxia. There is no cure and currently no medical treatment for this disorder. Eventually Beverlee could be robbed of her ability to walk and talk. This, however, has not stopped her.
She graduated from college, got married, has been working at Lowes part-time, and recently gave birth to a beautiful baby girl. Our first granddaughter. She has done all of this while battling this dreadful debilitating disorder.
I have started this campaign to help defer some of the medical cost she and her husband, a disabled purple heart receipant, have incurred over the past several months. These costs include extensive physical therapy to keep her muscules strong, medical equipment like a special trike that helps her exercise her legs, and of course the cost of giving birth and her hospital stay. Beverlee's insurance does not cover any of these expenses and the VA only covers her husband, not her or the baby.
My prayer is that with your help, some of these expenses can be taken care of and some of this burden lifted from their shoulders.
To learn more about Beverlee's disease Friedreich's Ataxia, click on the following link: http://www.curefa.org/whatis.html
- Daniel Anagnostis
- John and Carol T.
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