On Saturday May 13th 2017 while mowing the lawn like any 14 year old boy, Shane Roof fell ill around 2 o'clock in the afternoon. His condition swiftly deteriorated and over a period of 8 hours Shane became paralyzed from the neck down. He is currently at Norton Children's Hospital (Kosair) in Louisville Kentucky on a ventilator, unable to breath on his own. Physicians are still trying to diagnose the condition, but a spinal stroke seems to be the likely cause. What we do know is that Shane and his family have a very long, difficult road ahead.
Shane is loved by his friends and girlfriend Parker at Johnson Traditional Middle School where he is on the honor roll. He is looking forward to attending Male High School where he has already enrolled in advanced courses and the ROTC. Prior to falling ill, Shane had completed paperwork to volunteer at the local VA hospital over the coming summer. Shane loves basketball, hiking, camping, and fishing with his loving parents Alex and Darrell.
While we remain filled with hope for an eventual recovery, the Roof family is faced with a trying, expensive, long journey ahead. I know Shane to be a strong and resilient young man equipped with the qualities needed to overcome this, if anyone can. Any support to allow the family to focus all of their efforts on recovery, rather than life expenses would be a blessing.
Thank you very much!
I want to thank everyone for all the love and support. Our son Shane is so strong and brave he will beat this. Thanks for helping us to focus on him recovering. We have a long road ahead of us and I know in my heart he will recover. Thank You, Darrell, Alex and Shane
My daughter mysteriously became paralyzed in January. I need this young mans parents to contact me. Chastity Scudder I am on Facebook, my daughters name is Mckayli Scudder. We to went to Nortons hoping for a diagnosis only to be sent home. In less than 24 hours she was admitted and diagnosed with Guillain Barre Syndrome. We are still doing therapy 3 days a week, but this Saturday Mckayli will graduate high school, and her goal is to be able to walk across the stage with no devices helping her. I really would love to reach out to this family. We aren't to far from Louisville. Near Madison Indiana. Prayers to this young man and his family.
They have ruled out tick paralysis because it damages the nervous system not the spinal cord. Guillion Barre they have ruled out due to the onset of his paralysis was to rapid. I still myself have hope it could be Guillion Barre just because everyone is different. We may never know the cause we just pray for recovery.
It sounds a lot like Transverse Myelitis! (I have that)..it's a cousin to MS. We have a support group on facebook https://www.facebook.com/groups/TMFolk/ and there is also https://myelitis.org/ (and they have a fb page too) we welcome you to come talk to us for some support! We are a welcoming support group :) (someone posted this story in our group, so I thought I'd reach out!)
We have the best doctors nurses and staff working to bring our Shane back to us. They are leaving no stones unturned. Shane,Alex and Darrell need your prayers and anything that you can give to help pull Shane and family through these trying times. Shane is very strong and brave and his battle will be long. Shane's fight would test the metal of any man. Shane will be facing a long and difficult battle. I know in my heart that with the help of family friends and with God's help,Shane will persevere.
Did Shane receive any vaccines as part of applying for his summer job at the VA hospital, for high school, for ROTC, for camp or a sports team, or for any other reason? If so, that may very well be the cause of his paralysis. For more information on vaccine dangers and inefficacies, please watch/read the following presentation by Laura Hayes. http://www.ageofautism.com/2016/12/vaccines-what-is-there-to-be-pro-about-laura-hayes-to-weston-a-price-foundation-conference.html We have got to stop poisoning our children, and entire population, from every angle, be it vaccines, pesticides, herbicides, GM foods, toxic "cleaners", etc. Our children are becoming terribly sick and disabled, and dying prematurely. These poisonings must stop! Praying for Shane's full recovery.
Thousands of children around the world have been paralyzed from the HPV (Gardasil or Cervarix) vaccine. Please see Vaxxed.us, click on the Human Papaloma Virus on the bottom and see the US HPV injury cases that have been filmed in an effort to document these injuries. See especially "Colton in Utah". The Danes have figured out that highly athletic children are at greater risk of severe injury and in 2015 ran 1/2 hour TV documentary on HPV that you can find online. There are also practitioners who have developed protocols to help heal these children. The Japanese withdrew government recommendation of this vaccine because of serious problems, in 2013. I hope Shane recovers soon.
After reading about Shane I just wanted to reach out to you. Please look up Transverse Mylitis. There aren't to many doctors that are familiar with this disease. My father has it and this happened to him. He has a lesion that developed on his spinal cord . Prayers for Shane.
I hope this doesn't seem stupid to mention, but this reminds me an awful lot of stories I've read about kids who got the Gardasil vaccination becoming paralyzed... wanted to mention just in case. (I'm sure 'expert' medical personnel would've ruled that out- although you just never know...)
is it possible that the lawn had been sprayed with weed killer and he was poisoned when the grass became fine and airborne? Just a thought.
I am wanting to set up some type of fundraiser for Shane. I have some people willing to help on a project. Does the family belong to a church that we could contact?
Prior good health, whatever the cause of this, will only help Shane. I hope he continues to improve. GBS paralysis does come on just this quickly, but a neurologist would have checked right away. (Shoot, my old college roommate, the dermatologist, would have done the spinal tap to check for it.) So sorry that some people have filled this site with misinformation about GBS. Sometimes people who've had vaccines get it; sometimes people who've been sick get it; and sometimes, as in my son's case, no one knows how he got it.
Ask your doctor to check him for Transverse Myelitis. That is what my son had when he suddenly became paralyzed.
They tested my dad for guillian barre. He has been recover from it for almost 5 years. I was thinking the same thing with your son. It was fast with my dad. One day he had trouble getting up off the chair and next morning he couldn't move at all. I know it will be a long recover. Thoughts and Prayers in NC.