As most of you have heard, Rhett has been diagnosed with Epileptic spasms, also known infantile spasms, juvenile spasms or West syndrome... it is an uncommon-to-rare epileptic disorder in infants, children and adults. We also recently found out that he had a massive stroke before or during birth. It was called a left MCA stroke. Common effects of this stroke are loss or lack of movement and sensation, attention, memory, judgement, perception, speech and vision . Rhett’s Epilepsy has been untreatable with medication. He has now been diagnosed with two types of epilepsy, Infantile Spasms and Focal Seizures with impairment of consciousness. Because of this Rhett has under gone brain surgery called a hemisphereotomy to disconnect the left side of his brain that is triggering his seizures. This will give him a 60-70% chance of being seizure free and off seizure medication for the rest of his life. Rhett will need a lot of therapy and treatment along the way. Life is going to definitely be difficult for the family and your donation will help immensely.
Every donation will be used to help feed the family, buy gas to drive to and from therapy, medications, etc.
Also, pray every day! The power of prayer is important and much needed!
The Keefrider family thanks you in advance for the support and love!
*Shantel (Flack) Keefrider and Brian Keefrider will be accepting funds on behalf of their son Rhett.*
- Joseph Jacobsen
- Nicole Gillman
Organizer and beneficiary
Shantel June Keefrider